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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    yes, thanks i have the 8 inch burner. will post results..... once i am able to get outside.
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    chimney breast shows up streaks during heavy rain

    does the water condense and finds it's way through the brickwork into our living room? moisture appears about 3 inches beside where the liners assemble. the breast is made up of a 2 foot windstone wall. this of course only happens during extreme heavy rain.
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks, this link is very useful, since i couldn't access the link given in a previous thread. i am full of hope to solve it. just now we can not get outside since the hurricane winds are in the process of destroying what remains of the scottish infrastucture.
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks, will need to change filter to eliminate this possibility, have never done it in 7 years !!
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks, this seems the right thing for me to do. will need to move the unit back in again anyway.
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    meanwhile it has gone out. thanks for the advice about hacksaw-blade.... sounds good. the person who comes to service it was trained by rayburn at the time. we will probably solve this problem. can you remind me, how many drops per minute it should feed, say on setting 5 ?
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    it has gone too dark now to work outside but i will try and ajust the float in order to allow more fuel into the chamber tomorrow. will post result. thanks for all the valuable advice. I BOUGHT THE RAYBURN BECAUSE I ASSUMED A GRAVITY FEED SYSTEM, NON DEPENDANT ON ELECTRICITY WAS RELIABLE AND...
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks again, yes, found it and it is below the indicator. is there a way to fill it more ? e.g. change something in order for the float to allow more fuel inside the chamber ? i made sure it is not touching the wall and there are no obstructions for the float to move.
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    when lighting we usually pump in the fuel with a syringe ( also quick and no time waiting for pan to fill ), this also makes sure there are no air bubbles. so i can say pipe (s) clean. haven't resealed f&e nuckle bend with sealant last time when cleaning..... could this introduce air into...
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks, i have no electric head once it goes out completely i can check and i guess, i can see build up of deposits in centre of pan ? is servicing the only way or can anything be added to compensate for lack of sulphur ?
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    thanks, yes we had the needle out, blew it out to clean it, thermo. does push it up and down when turned. the one thing worth mentioning is that the float chamber does not fill to the required depth. about 5 mm under it actually. we checked tank status and it is quarter full and well above, so...
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    problems with rayburn royal 1979 with original oil burner

    7 years ago we installed a rayburn. it run perfectly for 4 years, then we bought a new controller box ( former one started to smell ) and installed it outside, about 1 meter away from rayburn. it run perfectly again or 2 years. then the problems started. first of all it was hard to light, then...
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