Problems related to residential installations.
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I have a miller trailer style furnace in my home and i recently moved my fuel tank into the basement so i can run fuel instead of kerosene to save money. After i installed everything i tried it a couple of times and it worked fine this past summer. Over the past couple of weeks we had some cold mornings and it wouldn't start and i had to bleed it. My question is with the furnace being above the fuel tank now is this going to be a constant problem? I was told it shouldn't be. I also tried tightening the fittings in case i had a tiny leak that was letting air in the line but there was no obvious fuel leaking. Is there a check valve in the pump that may have gone bad? Thanks for any help!
Get the make and model of the pump on the oil burner and check with them. Some pumps have a height limit of around 8 feet but check your specific make and model. When you bled the line did you notice any water in the mix?
Ok i did a little more research and i think i have to switch it to a 2 line system, currently it's a one line system. It's a suntec pump. I measured it and the bottom of the pickup line is roughly 8 feet below the fitting on the pump, give or take a couple of inches.