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Firebird oil boiler, black smoke problem
Discuss Firebird oil boiler, black smoke problem in the Central Heating Forum at Plumbers Forums; Hello guys, new member here. I have a firebird oil boiler. It has worked fine up until a few days ago. There was black smoke coming out the flue and ...
Hello guys, new member here. I have a firebird oil boiler. It has worked fine up until a few days ago. There was black smoke coming out the flue and there is a build up of soot inside the vent. Can I clean this myself ? Will I need a specialist to sort it. I have turned the system off now as I am using an immersion heater for now, but obviously we have no heating and its gonna get cold in the next few weeks.
Yes get an OFTEC guy in, the boiler will ned to be cleaned and nozzle changed, pump pressure checked also flue gas readings may need to be adjusted etc. You will not be able to do these things on your own. You may want to clean it out yourself and you may be lucky but something has caused it to go sooty and only an experienced engineer will be able to find what it was.
Basically soot is unburnt fuel.
yup go to Oftec's website and find one of us Oftec Engineers should be a simple fix as previously mentioned, however he will need to look into the causes of the soot build up, which as mentioned above is probably due to incorrect O2 amount and maybe an incorrect nozzle fitted. The oftec engineer may well want the original boiler manual if available too.