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Calculate burn rate of oil.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by festive, 30 Jan 2019.

  1. festive

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    Ok I'm going saga with my fking crap 'new 7k' central heating system.

    I have a 2 month old 18/25 worcestor bosch greenstar which apparently has been plumbed the wrong way.

    We had 500 litres of oil about 22nd December and I'm down to about 50litres.

    Ok we had it going over Xmas for central heating but it keep cutting out alot due to the above aforementioned issue. I'm just shocked as we never have it on at night. I want to work out the burn rate of oil per hour.
    And or add an online fuel gauge so i can see what this thing is using. I don't ever remember our old firebird using anywhere near this pos. Any help appreciated before I lose the plot ( I have a parallel thread about our log burner boiler circuit which is also completely wrong so I'm having a bit of a soh failure.)
     
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    I would expect the answer should be on manufacturers web site.
    If its not contact them, they will have done extensive testing of the appliance.
     
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    Thanks bud will check
     
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    your answer is in the manual. but if you are unable to locate it. It is with detail about which burner is fitted.
    an 18/25 is fitted out of the box set at mid output would use 2.33lt/hour.


    when you say you are down to 50lt. how did you measure this? you have said basically that your heating has had the burner running for about 190 hours over 31 days is about 6 hours per day.

    If the boiler has used this amount of oil then you have either a very large house or a house with very poor insulation
     
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    Or a leak...does the pipe run underground ? Any smells ?
     
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