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Thread: "I am the 'Eater of Oil'"
12-04-2009, 07:36 PM #1
"I am the 'Eater of Oil'"
I had to service this 62 year old behemoth the other day. Old Luxaire coal furnace converted to #2 oil. Could not find a crack at all in that heat exchanger, and I looked real good. It also had a 3.00gph nozzle in that thing. If anything, it's clean and runs great, even if its efficiency reading was 69%.
nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, honto wa gutto koraete'ta jibun ni dake wa makenai you ni, nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, hanarete sugoshiita jikan ga samishiku nakatta to ittara uso ni naru...
Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!
12-04-2009, 07:46 PM #2
wow...I'm not familure with oil, but isn't 3 gph ALOT?? Don't new ones run like .8?"Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."
"Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."
"Just get it done son."
12-04-2009, 08:35 PM #3
12-05-2009, 11:28 AM #4Regular Guest
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i say they need a new one, but then again i work as an installer at my shop so new ones == work for me
12-12-2009, 07:59 PM #5
Looks like the one off that Christmas movie the dad likes to cuss out. You know, the one where the kid gets a Red Rider BB gun and almost shoots his eye out.
12-13-2009, 08:42 AM #6
Last one like that I worked on like that was about 12 years ago. 1951 Lennox converted from coal to oil, I coverted it to gas, flame like the gates of hell. Had a water loop for domestic hot water and base board heat for a finished attic. HO helped in original install, wouldn't let any one touch it but me. Ho said since the furnace and I were near the same age we had a bond, "righht". Pulled maintenace on it for about 5 years. Big crouching rumbling monster in the basement with red eyes. I was allways thinking, "IT WANTS TO EAT ME !"
12-13-2009, 12:04 PM #7
12-21-2009, 07:43 PM #8Professional Member
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- Ontario, Canada
I thought they only exist on text book and in the museum...
I would not want to haul one of those beasts out of the basement. It can stay there for good with that monster of a nozzle. The biggest nozzle on oil furnace I've ever service so far was 1.25 gph on riello burner...
01-07-2010, 04:24 PM #9Regular Guest
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- Cedar Rapids, IA
My parents had a 1927 boiler than ran until the end of last winter. That thing was a monster - 1-1/4" main gas line, 1/8" (?) pilot line, both lines had cutoffs. Ran steam (not hot water), all asbestos insulation, covered ~3600sf. Can't move the bloody thing out of the basement, would have to cut it apart and maneuver it around the new furnace and load-bearing clay-tile wall.