The Complete Guide to Residential Oil Heating
First and foremost this book is a training guide used in the home heating industry for training maintenance technicians. It contains over 80 pages of high quality detailed line drawings specifically to support classroom training.
Chapter 1 starts with a detailed illustrations of an oil fired boiler complete with attaching components clearly identified. Then each component is illustrated separately along with text that describes its function.
Chapter 2 provides a step-by-step series of illustrations and text that covers everything required to perform an annual system cleaning and tune-up. It covers the entire system with a special focus on the oil burner, burner motor, fuel pump, pump coupling, fuel/oil filter, electronic ignitor, transformer, electrode rods, nozzle, end cone, blast tube, nozzle assembly, draft regulator, flue pipe and plumbing.
Chapter 3 provides an innovative approach to system troubleshooting by using flowcharts along with illustrated maintenance steps to identify and repair the problem.
Chapter 4 covers problems with the heat distribution components such as feed valves, zone valves, circulators, radiators, Extrol tanks, expansion tanks, flo-check valves, bleed valve, and pressure relief valves. Included is an easy procedure too properly bleed air from the system.
Chapter 5 covers perhaps the least understood area in the heating system: all those electrical controls, thermostat, aquastats, primacy control, stack relay, high limit control, sensors, safety devises, and wiring. Again the detailed illustrations make sense out of this difficult topic. Lastly,
Chapter 6 is targeted specifically for the installer providing Helpful Hints and a nice oil capacity chart that covers common residential oil tanks. Whether you are a classroom trainer o a student this book has the detail and clarity not seen in other guides