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Oil burner "spittle" #930100
01/06/18 02:36 AM
01/06/18 02:36 AM
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Not a good term for it..but not sure what else to call it. Black particles that have spewed from somewhere oil burner related. on top of the burner...on a nearby shelf...even on top of the overhead tempering tank (no pic of the tank).

Something simple like a clogged filter?







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Re: Oil burner "spittle" [Re: yardmaster] #930124
01/06/18 03:14 PM
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I'd call that soot indicating the system needs to be cleaned and serviced. Details here


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Re: Oil burner "spittle" [Re: yardmaster] #930194
01/07/18 12:40 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Post a picture of the stack entering your chimney please. Could it need a repacking ?


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Re: Oil burner "spittle" [Re: yardmaster] #930195
01/07/18 12:41 PM
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Post a picture of the stack entering your chimney please. Could it need a repacking ? While your at it when was the last time a boiler tech provided basic maintenance ?


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Re: Oil burner "spittle" [Re: yardmaster] #930314
01/08/18 11:42 PM
01/08/18 11:42 PM
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Albany area,New York
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Open that little door shown in the last pic. You may not like what you see.
If there is a coating of soot lining the wall of the pipe,that means your boiler needs pro servicing. Most of the soot you are seeing is probably coming out of there.
Probably a new nozzle,filter,and a tuneup,at the least. Don't do it yourself. It most likely by this time needs to be wire brushed inside and vacuumed out. You don't want to ruin your shopvac doing that.
The service guys have all the right tools for it. Don't fool around procrastinating. That can be very dangerous if it gets worse.


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Re: Oil burner "spittle" [Re: Bob_Q] #930543
01/12/18 01:34 AM
01/12/18 01:34 AM
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Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...
yardmaster Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
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Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...
Thanks, All.

Cleaning is scheduled for Tues.


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