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  1. #1
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    The quest for clean oil.

    The quad filtered petroleum accelerator.


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    WTF are they trying to accomplish?
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    No sludge getting to that oil burner.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Eenie meenie minee moe, which oil filter has lost its flow?
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    Thats what Greg should have done when he was burning all that waste oil!

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    Love all the gas ball valves in the lines! Truly done by a plumber.
    If YOU want change, YOU have to first change.

    If you are waiting for the 'other guy' to change first, just remember, you're the 'other guy's' other guy. To continue to expect real change when you keep acting the same way as always, is folly. Won't happen. Real change will only happen when a majority of the people change the way they vote!

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    Needs 2 more tees, 2 more valves, 1 union and a couple nipples to be complete.
    A good HVAC tech knows how, an educated HVAC tech knows why!

    DEM


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabateshvac View Post
    Thats what Greg should have done when he was burning all that waste oil!
    LOL. Old boy was telling me today that he has had to go and defrost his oil line because of the water from dumping that waste oil into his tank.

    I just wish that the call I ran today had at least one of these filters. I had to pull a stopped up strainer out of a burner today where my fat butt could barely get to it. Damned installers should know better.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    They know better, but they dont have to come back, do they?
    Damn phosgene

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    Reminds me of this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWFswXpqhR4

    This always makes me laugh.
    Waddya mean don't thaw out the frig with a knive?

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    Oil fuax pas

    Reminds me of when I lived on and did oil service on the Queen Charlotte Islands just 50 miles off the southern tip of Alaska ( Canadian soil ).

    Everything was fine,the Chevron ocean barge delivered a load of furnace oil to the distributor - it was delivered to the customers and the trouble started.

    Got a no-heat call to a Government building - two hi boys less than a year old, both tripped and won't fire. Opened the General ' tampon ' type filter and I swear to god, the bottom 2 inches was the consistency of corn syrup. Both oil pumps were trashed, had to run new oil lines and installed a ' pre-filter ' from a Mack Truck ( seriously ) in the line. They had a brand new, dual wall, 1,000 gallon tank in an enclosure that had the building built over and around it - replacement was not an option. I pre-filtered the oil right out of the tank, had General screw ons right at the furnaces - ran great for the rest of the six years we lived there.

    Had trouble with a bunch of other places, including a fly-in logging camp with about 20 furnaces all over the place - ended up replacing lots of pumps and nozzles, putting pre-filters on everything and cursing Chevron.

    The final story was that they has shipped the furnace oil in the tank of a ship that had previously carried Bunker C, and a proper hold cleanup was not done. The fuel oil dissolved some of the Bunker C and viola ! Black syrup.

    Chevron would not come good for anything affected by this, it basically drove them off of many accounts, especially the logging camp which was a big customer of not only furnace oil.

    Maybe there was a reason for the 4 Generals in the set-up - NAH !!

    Freonguy
    Superheat and subcooling tell it all !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chesapeake View Post
    LOL. Old boy was telling me today that he has had to go and defrost his oil line because of the water from dumping that waste oil into his tank.

    I just wish that the call I ran today had at least one of these filters. I had to pull a stopped up strainer out of a burner today where my fat butt could barely get to it. Damned installers should know better.
    Ron Cooks boys know better yeah ok!

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    Are those the new Fireomatic ball valves??? LOL
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

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