Hi my outside oil boiler is sooting up and locking out in bad weather, could
this be because wind blowing around flue. had a service about month ago. I can
get it going when I clean photocell but have to do this every other day.
Ours is indoors. It has had short periods of locking up over the last
2 years. The engineer suggested wind direction among other reasons.
However, about 10 days ago it started locking out twice and even three
times a day. We now have a new "oil pump" (I'm no techie so that's
what he said). The cynic in me has been wondering whether he's under
instructions to minimise his spend on spares for people (like me) on a
High winds from the wrong direction can do it, but if it is doing it
more often than that or on first morning lighting then there may be an
underlying oil leak fault that needs attention.
If it is routinely locking out in normal weather then there is something
definitely wrong. It has been *very* windy just lately.
If it's sooting up the photocell on a regular basis it will also be sooting up the boiler flueways and will pretty soon need another service. Who carried out the service and how thorough was he/she?
Did you get flue gas analysis details on the service report and if so what were they?
What make/model of boiler is it, what make and model of burner is fitted and does it have a balanced flue or simply a low level discharge flue?
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