Instead of paying an arm for asbestos removal you can do it safely,
you just soak it with a hose until its completely wet and keep area
wet, its of no harm wet.
Yes that's a brilliant idea!...NOT. As if playing at being an oil burner
mechanic with no tools or training isn't bad enough now you suggest that he
becomes an instant asbestos abatement technician. All that training and
PPE(personal protective equipment) is so unnecessary. Just hose it down and
put it in the trash can. All DIY'ers should get into asbestos removal! Maybe
next he could try his hand at elevator repair or helicopter maintenance.
It's not rocket surgery after all.
mr logic316 , obviously you've never spoken to a person with a real
education and vocabulary , don't bother coming back with one of your
semi-literate 'clever' comebacks , i'm done with you , regards ,
I have two CO detectors in the house, as well as a big old brick chimney
with a strong draft. This boiler and chimney were originally designed for
burning coal, so it operates on a draft system that is more than capable of
venting out excess fumes. Besides, with oil heat you're going to smell the
unburnt hydrocarbons long before the CO becomes a problem, that's why oil is
relatively much more safe than natural gas. But I guess you knew that,
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/22/97
Your logic on this one Logic again continues to amaze me.
You have two CO detectors and thats what you are banking you and your
familys life on? You need to learn what those $30-$40 CO detectors
really do and do detect.
Read here www.coexperts.com
Nope, I have nothing to do with them and I really dont care if you
read it or purchase one. Its just good info.
The fact that you think you are going to smell unburnt hydrocarbons
before any CO becomes a problem is just plain scary.
What happens at 2AM when you are in a sound sleep on a 0 degree night
and your boiler soots up? Have you actually ever seen how fast a
boiler and chimney can plug when an oil burner futzes up?? Ive seen
plenty of them and its not pretty and it happens it literally minutes.
You really need to buy a clue on what you are doing.
If you were talking about a relatively modern boiler (which operates on
pressure rather than draft), I would understand what you mean. But
apparently you don't realize how big the passages in my boiler are. Maybe
you need to familiarize yourself with older heating equipment (circa 1945,
it really is a beauty). I already mentioned that this monster used to be a
COAL boiler, so the exhaust pipe and chimney are over a foot in diameter and
the spaces within the heat exchanger are also quite large. I've have also
been monitoring the way it runs every day, so there's no way it can just
plug up without warning. Anyhow, I figured out the problem I was having with
the flame being a bit too long and sooty. The electrodes did in fact need to
be adjusted further away, and before I simply didn't let the furnace run
long enough after changing nozzles. This time I let it run for a good half
hour afterwards (and left the air intake band open all the way), and when I
checked it after it got good and hot the flame was compact and smokeless.
It's now just a matter of getting the perfect fuel/air ratio.........
"A diplomat thinks twice before saying nothing."
You keep proving yourself logic-less. I dont care if your flue
passages are a foot in diameter. Ive worked on shit 10 times older
than that and a hell of a lot bigger. Ive worked on crap that has been
around 80 -100 yrs I believe. It had doors on it where you crawl in it
to clean it out. If it isnt burning right it plugs up.......simple as
that. Ive also done old coal fired converted to oil boilers in
residential. The old (donut cast iron boilers). It ALL plugs up if you
dont know how to set it up. Last one was a 4 gal hr nozzle some old
timer gave up on. I went out and tried to set it up to factory specs.
HaHaHa. I couldnt have been any farther from correct. I finally got
ahold of some old fart that used digital equipment. He kind of laughed
at my attempt to set up this one to specs. First he upped the pump
pressure till it almost screamed. Changed to a nozzle I hadnt seen,
set the draft, make a couple tweaks and had it running awesome.
Brought the efficiency numbers up and all. He was old and had seen a
lot of shit. It was interesting to watch an old timer that had changed
over to digital. You can buy instruments on ebay and read a book but
you still wont have a clue.
I don't make threats, Booboo, I only issued you a challenge. You're
perfectly free to take it or leave it. I have a hard time taking "keyboard
warriors" seriously, and I'm curious to see if you're as boorish in person.
Go ahead and send me a private email address, and we'll take things from
there. Or you can just keep on talking trash and showing everybody that's
all you can do.
"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for
its own existence."
-- Ronald Reagan
Suggestion noted, and rejected.
Tell you what Booboo, when YOU'RE the one who pays my oil bill and has to
clean out my boiler, then you can complain and insist on having it
maintained YOUR way.
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
-- Popular Mechanics, 1949
Obviously with you, Logic, the old adage applies:
"Sometimes you just can fix stupid"
and as to your other dumbass post to wanting my email addy.....
How about you just look up in this message and all my messages. What
is it up there about it that you cant see my email? All you have to do
its remove the word "remove" in my email. Dont expect any responses
though. If I cant fix stupid in here I sure wont try in an email.
I find it ridiculously funny that you cant seem to take simple advice
about the fuel burning operation of an oil boiler. A properly tuned
boiler (key word: PROPERLY) will save you hundreds of dollars.
Personally I dont care if you spend $100 a day in fuel oil and CO up
your house one cold winter night and kill yourself and your entire
family. Its in the papers everyday. You can just be another statistic.
Now you can "Bite Me" again.
Thanks, I'll look for that.
It amazes me that I've been doing my own car repairs and roof work for
years, yet nobody ever bitched at me simply for not being a state-certified
auto mechanic or roofer. And working on a car or a roof can get you killed
if you don't pay attention to basic safety procedures, yet it's something an
amateur can be quite capable of doing properly. But if I even dare to
mention around here that I touched MY own furnace, all of a sudden it's like
I stepped on the toes of the oil mafia. Makes you wonder.....
"...trusting the government with your privacy is like
having a Peeping Tom install your window blinds."
-- John Perry Barlow
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