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Oil Tank Position

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Tmon, 24 Jun 2021.

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    I recently got a new oil tank installed and they have positioned it so the outlet is 300-500mm below the boiler, previously it was roughly level. The tank is very close to the boiler, let than a meter with a wall in the middle (non-reg compliant I know). I have raised this with the OFTEC registered installed and he said the boiler can pull the oil up to 6m.

    Does this sound right to people?
     
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    It will work until you run out of oil. You would then need a tank level above the burner to easily bleed it A tiger loop installation would cover such eventualities.
     
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    Depends what oil pump you have if it’s a riello 6 Mtrs no way if it’s a danfoss then 2 meters is doable I don’t think any pump will lift 6 meters without a tiger loop. Bob
     
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    It needs to be lifted about 500mm and travel about 1000mm horizontally
     
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    It's a Riello RDB. Maybe about 1500mm horizontally but actually about 300mm vertically
     
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    I’d fit a tiger loop it’ll help your oil pump. Bob
     
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    Just being nosey here, what’s a tiger loop?
     
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    An oil line de aerator which simulates 2 pipe operation on a single oil line. Google is your friend.
     
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