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  1. W

    Why does oil not flow from elevated tank

    I have a Rayburn 308K oil burning stove (uses concentric wicks) It is fed from a tank which is around 3m (10ft) above the inlet of the stove. I have it around 20 years. Ever since I got it, if I run out of oil, the stove will not light after the tank is refilled. The only way I can get the oil...
  2. H

    Oil usage up after replacing thermal store

    Hi there, we replaced our Rotex Sanicube thermal store after discovering large amounts of sediment in our hot water supply. It was replaced with a Wocester Bosch unvented 250l cylinder. The sediment issue was resolved immediately but have noticed a large increase in oil usage. Probably going...
  3. SJB060685

    To all the oil guys.

    Here is a classic example of why oil tanks should be installed correctly, with adequate spill and fire protection. This is what my sisters house mate managed to do to their shed yesterday. In the their garden is also a large double bunded plastic oil tank. Fortunately the tank was installed to...
  4. ShaunCorbs

    Underground Oil Line

    Need to repair an oil line that’s underground (digger/ old oil line that’s being disused) now I know it’s not the best but what’s the best practice eg flared and denso
  5. J

    Trianco Oil Boiler start-up

    I have an old but good Trianco EuroStar 50-60 (S) oil fired boiler with a Riello RBL G5 BF burner which has been well maintained and regularly serviced by me. I am not a professional but have a reasonably good working knowledge of the boiler and acces to a Brigon test kit. I am recently finding...
  6. R

    Aga oil conversion - what happens when oil runs out?

    I have a very dumb question - being totally new to Aga's - so please be kind! We have recently bought a house/project. It came with an old Series 2 Aga (pre 1972 as far as I understand) that was converted at some point to oil - using the BM valve. We've had someone look at it, clean it out, and...
  7. K

    New Oil Central Heating System

    Hi. I have a new oil central heating system having had solid fuel previously. It’s stopped firing up and I’m not sure if it’s because the oil is low or if there’s a problem. Plumber not answering (I understand, it’s that time of year). He hasn’t been back to “flush/clean” the system. It was...
  8. J

    Oil boiler size for large house

    Hi I’m looking to buy a new Combi oil boiler but don’t know what size to go for my old boiler was a Worcester heatslave 12/14 which was running originally 12 rads and one bathroom when I moved in. I then added a rad I believe it was to small to begin with as it was always breaking down it now...
  9. G M

    Mallusk, Northern Ireland - Leak in pressurised system soon after oil boiler install

    I recently got an external condensed boiler installed that was about a year old. No more than a few weeks after, my system is losing pressure. It is now losing about 1 bat every 12 hours or so and seems to be getting worse. I've been all round the house including crawling through the attic, but...
  10. G M

    Help - System losing pressure after oil boiler was replaced

    Hi folks, About a month ago, I replaced my oil boiler/burner with a used one that is about a year old. All seemed to be well after it was replaced however, within a week or two, the whole system has started losing pressure - approximately 0.2 bar every 2-3 hours. It seemed to happen a week or...
  11. M

    Connecting a Salus RT510 receiver to Oil Boiler

    Hi. I recently purchased a house with an old oil boiler (Boulter Classic) which had a timer switch to turn the pump/boiler on/off. After a bit of research I decided to replace the timer switch with a Salus RT510TX wireless thermostat / receiver. So on replacing the old timer with the Salus...
  12. gingalig

    Advise oil spill from tank..

    Thank you for any advise, I was called to attend for a tank inspection following a request to the customer from the environment agency who have found traces of heating oil in a local drain off ditch. (The customer is elderly and has recently lost her husband. ) I found it was single skin...
  13. B

    Thermostat /Oil Heating Advice

    Hi all, I’ve just moved into a house with Oil heating, I have a thermostat that just controls temperature and a separate box controls heatings zones (Pictures attached) My question is can I get a smart thermostat installed like a Hive or a Nest and will it do anything other than increase /.
  14. F

    Boulter Camray 5 Oil Boiler thermostat

    Hi We got a Camray 5 Oil Boiler with a timer control panel, is it possible to fit a room thermostat instead or have timer and room thermostat? How would it control both turning the boiler on and turn on the heating pump? Can you get wireless models? Thanks
  15. Inverness

    Riello oil pump is there more than one type

    Riello oil pump is there only one style of pump? Reasons asking as I removed a oil pump from a two pipe system but there wasn't a bypass screw in the return? But boiler had worked no problems until I touched it.
  16. J

    Tankless oil boiler/water heater - not enough

    We are a family of 5, we are not getting enough hot water from our relatively new tankless heater (it fluctuates in heat all the Time and won’t fill up a bath consistently with hot water - can’t support 5 people) . We want to add a water tank to increase amount of hot water available but have...
  17. Gordon

    Oil Central Heating Quote

    Plumber has quoted me £9,000 to install 1300Lt Oil Tank, Grant 36e External Combi Boiler, 5 small radiators and 2 large radiators. No VAT. Plus another £100 to sign off. Electrician quoted £370 to supply Nest Thermostat and conect to boiler. Builder wants £500 to lay the slab for the oil tank...
  18. kris

    Worcester heatslave problems any oil engineers here

    Any oil folks in the here today. I dont hardly do oil as all gas here except country side etc . anyway I've one customer I had problems with this boiler earlier in the year I changed oil pump and capacitor and that fixed that. Now I'm back again and when calling for heat it runs and runs...
  19. C

    Do I have to bleed air out of the water in the boiler?

    Hi.Drained the system today after running for a week or so with radiator flush in. Turned water supply back on but,stupidly only bled upstairs radiators...Now system is not getting warm and boiler only kicks in for short stints. Bled complete system and opened valve by the 3 way / pump.lots of...
  20. I

    Oil fired Rayburn persistent fumes after service.

    I've been servicing my own oil fired Rayburn for years without any problems. Immediately after my last service, a few days ago, it smelt really fumey, stank the whole house out. It also would have regular (what I call mini-explosions - it's not that dramatic, but I can't think of a better word...