Bleeding oil furnace help


Old 11-10-19, 10:00 AM
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Bleeding oil furnace help

I've had an oil furnace before so I know how to bleed the line when I mess up and run out of oil. So we ran out Friday and no one can deliver until I sign up with someone and of course all businesses are closed. On advice we were told to hold us over we could use diesel fuel. We got 10 gallons and bled the line and it seemed to work them about 20 mins later or shut off and now when I tried to bleed the line its just bubbling and sputtering no clean fuel push. What can I do, other than cry...did that already.

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Old 11-10-19, 12:14 PM
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Corrected title for you.
You need to bleed until the stream comes out clean.
Ten gallons may not be enough to get going.
Old 11-10-19, 04:17 PM
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How much should we get? We want to make sure we can get it running.
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Depends on how your tank is plumbed. Is the supply line off the bottom of the tank or via a dip tube through the top?
If itís through the top your probably going to have to put at least 25-30 gallons. Possibly more.
Sometimes running out draws sludge and junk into the filters/nozzle and they require changing. But again it depends on how itís plumbed.
The basic makeup of diesel fuel and #2 home heating oil are very close.

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