Wl110 Running on Fuel Oil

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 5:17 pm

why does the ash pan fill up condensation up to an1" of water, when the boiler runs on oil?

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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 5:30 pm

I would guess it is the water vapor condensing on a cold surface. The same vapor you see in a car exhaust on a cold day or issuing from chimneys under certain conditions.

The hydrogen in the fuel oil has water as the end product when burned.

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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 6:42 pm

Assuming the boiler is not leaking, you are likely running the boiler at too low of a temperature.

What are the aquastat settings and what temperature does it achieve on long burns?

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