We purchased our house back in 2002(about 4 years), it has a Ducane DRC
10A oil furnace that was installed in 99. Starting about 4-5 days ago
it started to rumble on startup. Also when it starts up you can smell
oil fumes coming through the vents. Sometimes it shuts off when it
shouldn't. Any suggestions..
find yourself a heating & ac contractor who will sign you up on a
scheduled maint & replacement of the oil filter is a lot cheaper than
unscheduled replacement of the oil pump, know what I mean?
spend money now, to save money for the long term.
On 18 Dec 2006 15:06:08 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Just oil the motor and put a new $0.99 air filter in. You should be
good as new.
Dont listen to these so called "Experts" in here about servicing your
oil furnace. That is a big waste of money. Oil furnaces never need
servicing hardly. The oil they burn cleans out the lines, and nozzle
Hope this helps.
The oil is under pressure (100#) and will wear out nozzle opening over
time leading to overfiring in the burn chamber. The extra oil you'll
burn as the fuel consumption rises isn't free- VERY BAD ADVICE!!!!!!!
One of the downsides of oil is it needs service??? FWIW, ALL
equipment regardless of the fuel it uses needs service. Every
equipment manufacturer in bold letters dictates their equipment be
serviced annually. There is a reason for that.
On 19 Dec 2006 05:05:07 -0800, "jamesgangnc"
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You can\'t shout down a troll.
They just say that to cover their butts. Hundreds of thousands of
natural gas furnaces and heat pumps never see a service tech unless
they are broken. Sometimes they are 15 years old before the first
service call. Sometimes the first service call is the last because
it's time for a new one. If a natural gas furnace is installed
correctly then it doesn't need periodic maintenance. The only thing a
periodic service call is doing is looking for something that is about
to break. The cheaper alternative is to just wait till it breaks.
It's not like the percent of oxygen in the air might have changed since
Not true for oil. Need regular service. Equals downside because you
have to pay for the service.
Steve Scott wrote:
That's just crap. Most failures are not caught by a service call.
Car's a different ballgame. It has service requirements. Car has
parts that are known to only last part of the car's total service life.
Everything in a gas furnace is designed to last the life of the
furnace in normal operation. It no more needs servicing than your tv
does. Or your pc. Or your clothes washer. Could you go through any
of those pieces of equipment and check to see if there are any signs
of premature failure or situations now exceeding design limits? Sure
you could. Do you? No, because it's not cost effective.
"Servicing" most residential hvac equipment is just a scam to make more
money for the service companies.
Cept oil. Oil furnaces really need servicing. Just like cars.
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