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AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
BACKDRAFTING HEATING EQUIPMENT
BACKUP HEAT for HEAT PUMPS
BANGING HEATING PIPES RADIATORS
BLOWER FAN OPERATION & TESTING
BOOKSTORE - InspectAPedia
BTU USAGE MONITORS
CARBON MONOXIDE - CO
CIRCULATOR PUMPS & RELAYS
DIAGNOSTIC GUIDES A/C / HEAT PUMP
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-BOILER
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-FURNACE
DIRECT VENTS / SIDE WALL VENTS
DRAFT REGULATORS, DAMPERS, BOOSTERS
DUCT SYSTEM & DUCT DEFECTS
ELECTRIC HEAT, DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR
ELECTRIC MOTOR DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE
FAN, AIR HANDLER BLOWER UNIT
FLOODED HEATING EQUIPMENT REPAIR
FLUE SIZE SPECIFICATIONS
GAS BURNER Flame & Noise Defects
GAS PIPING, VALVES, CONTROLS
GEOTHERMAL HEATING SYSTEMS
HEAT PUMPS, DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR
HEATING COST SAVINGS METHODS
HEATING OIL PIPING TROUBLES
HEATING OIL TANKS
HEATING SYSTEM NOISES
HEATING SYSTEM TYPES
GAS LP & NATURAL GAS SAFETY HAZARDS
MANUALS & PARTS GUIDES - HVAC
MIXING / ANTI-SCALD VALVES
MOTOR OVERLOAD RESET SWITCH
NOISE, HEATING SYSTEMS
ODORS FROM HEATING SYSTEMS
OIL FILTERS on HEATING EQUIPMENT
OIL FILL PIPE LEAKS
OIL SPILL CLEANUP / PREVENTION
PLASTIC Plexvent / Ultravent RECALL
PUFFBACKS, OIL BURNER
RELIEF VALVE LEAKS
Reset Switch - Heater Primary Control
RESET SWITCH - ELECTRIC MOTOR
Reset Switch - Stack Relays
SAFETY, HEATING INSPECTION
SAFETY RECALLS CHIMNEYS VENTS HEATERS
SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM DESIGNS
SOOT on OIL FIRED HEATING EQUIPMENT
STEAM HEATING SYSTEMS
THERMOSTATS, HEATING / COOLING
VIDEO GUIDES: Heating System Videos
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
WOOD, COAL STOVES & FIREPLACES
WOOD STOVE SAFETY
ZONE VALVES, HEATING
Complete text to Frank Graham's Audel's Oil Burner Guide - online copy. The index given below provides direct access to PDF files of each chapter in this classic and easy-to-understand textbook that illustrates & explains how oil fired heating equipment works, how it is installed, serviced & repaired. Dating from 1946 with updates ranging from the 1950's to current, this text answers just about any question concerning older oil fired heating equipment and includes principles and diagnostic or repair procedures that work perfectly well on modern heating equipment as well.
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Oil Fired Heating Equipment Installation, Inspection, Service & Repair Guide: Frank D. Graham's "Oil Burner Guide" Full Text
Online Chapters in PDF format (click in any of these PDF pages to return to OIL BURNER INSPECTION & REPAIR)
The information in this and other older oil-heat installation & service books can be particularly helpful because older texts focus on how to diagnose and fix problems along with an understanding of their cause - a view that makes for more effective heating system troubleshooting and repair.
Watch out: in attempting to fix or install any heating equipment you must understand that there are real and potential fire and life-safety hazards involved. While it was often possible to get older oil fired heating equipment to run with use of your eye (smoke and flame) and spit (stack temperature temperatures), to properly install and adjust modern heating equipment requires training and special equipment. A trained and experienced heating service technician should not only be expected to have these prerequisites, she or he also has seen many problems in the field and can often home in on the trouble and repair it quickly.
Key, in-depth oil fired heating equipment DIY articles are listed just below.
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