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    So i'm an electrician and going to be starting a new job soon, and while on a tour of the facility (i'll be in maintenance) we discussed the new boilers put in. The have 2 sets of boilers, 1 set is within 20' of the oil storage tank, the other is about 400' away. There's 1 pipe that comes outta the tank and has "T" on it to divert the oil. Basically the one that's 400' away has air getting into the line and constantly has to be removed. They tried putting a plumbing relieft valve (like you'd put to bleed the air out of a water system) and it failed. I read on another forum, something about a oil deaerator at the boiler. Is that a option I could bring up to them or is there something else that I could possibly recommend? Thanks!

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    Re: Air in oil lines

    The device is called a Tiger Loop and they work quite well.
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    • #3
      Re: Air in oil lines

      badabing,

      is there a return oil line coming from the boiler that's 400' away?

      if there is, does it go to the tee you mentioned?

      Vince

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      • #4
        Re: Air in oil lines

        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
        The device is called a Tiger Loop and they work quite well.
        i just did some research about the tigerloop.

        we have them up here on commercial boilers. when i first saw them i thought it was just a fancy filter.

        click!

        they do work, and very well. i'll have to have a closer look at them.

        thanks nh.

        Vince

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        • #5
          Re: Air in oil lines

          Compression fittings on oil lines will give you air problems. If any are present change them to flared fittings.

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          • #6
            Re: Air in oil lines

            I can also recommend the tiger loops - work well for this type of problem!

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