Heating Oil Filter Hell!!! (Need some input)
I am a DYIer with lots of experience/practice. Recently, due to budgetary constraints, I decided to learn how to “tune up” my heating system and hot water heater. There has been no problem with replacing the nozzles, cleaning the systems out, adjusting the measurements of nozzle and electrodes…
My one problem is stumping me. I replaced the oil filter, and the air will not bleed out of the oil. It continues to come out “frothy” from the bleeder, and the button pops on both burners (due the the air.) When I put the old extremely dirty gunky filter back in the canister, the system bled properly, and both burners stay on.
Here are some specs:
Oil Filter Canister: Unifilter 99 which uses a 101 filter replacement.
New Filter: Wool Felt with metal mesh screen (101 replacement manufactured from Unifilter)
Old Filter: Don’t know type/brand because it was installed by my old oil company a couple of years ago (so it desperately needs changing!) It has a “star” or “gear” configuration w/o the metal mesh. Might be an RF-2 Micron filter.
Fuel type: #2 home heating oil (live on Long Island NY.)
Burners: Both are Beckett AFG type burners.
There are no kinks in the lines, and as far as I can tell all fittings are tight.
As long as the new filter was in, I was getting a lot of froth during the bleeding stage. I must have bled about a gallon of oil in trying to resolve the issue. I’m guessing it is a flow rate issue with the filter, but do not know enough about flow rates for my system to resolve problem.
If you need any other specs, please let me know. I have the Beckett manual, so I can look up / measure any specs you might need.
Do you have any advice?
Any help you could provide would be truly appreciated.
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