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ever seen a setup like this?

  • 18-09-2017 10:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    Have you ever seen a setup like this where the oil tank is Lower than the oil boiler? this is what its like at our gaff - I always thought it had to work on a gravity principle , IE where the tank is higher than the boiler so that the oil flowed down to the boiler?

    The boiler works OK as it should but wouldnt the oil pump in the boiler have to work that much harder than it should because the oil is floating away from the boiler?

    I done a diagram to show what our system is like:

    BOLER1.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,494 ✭✭✭ BrokenArrows


    You get gravity and pump based systems.
    Since your system is working then you must have a pump.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    You get gravity and pump based systems.
    Since your system is working then you must have a pump.

    theres a Riello Oil pump in the boiler - is that the pump you mean? - cannot find any other pump - the (white plastic coated) copper oil pipe goes under the grass and then under the pavement , to a tigerloop just outside the boiler module


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,701 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    With the tiger loop, the tank doesnt need to be elevated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,784 ✭✭✭ jimf


    as mick said

    oh and andy you cant take the tigerloop to pieces to see how it works

    thanks bit of jaysus there a sealed unit


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    mickdw wrote: »
    With the tiger loop, the tank doesnt need to be elevated.

    ah right thanks, i thought tigerloop was just to bleed air in oil


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    jimf wrote: »
    as mick said

    oh and andy you cant take the tigerloop to pieces to see how it works

    thanks bit of jaysus there a sealed unit

    oooh , i dont know -- I wouldnt put anything past my curious mind :D


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭ DGOBS


    Oil burner pump is designed to pump vertically 4.5m (or was is 5?) and would require a deareator, other than that it's fine.

    For instances where your above the duty of the pump, you would install an oil lifter.

    To test the duty on the pump for the lift, you would use a vacuum gauge at the pump vacuum test point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    Its all fascinating , I've only ever seen installations whereby the tank is always higher than the boiler so that the oil runs towards the boiler rather than away from it.

    So this tigerloop, is it just an airiator or is it a device that also seperates water from the kerosene as well as bleeding air in the kerosene before it reaches the boiler or is there a seperate device on the market that seperates water from the kerosene if water happens to be in it?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 152 ✭✭ Karangue


    When all your friends when you were younger were figuring how girls worked what were you trying to figure out?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    Karangue wrote: »
    When all your friends when you were younger were figuring how girls worked what were you trying to figure out?

    most probably how oil boilers and shtuff like that work :D


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