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Potterton OIl butner - bleeding - how to get the connecting tap off

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by JCD5, 2 Sep 2021.

  1. JCD5

    JCD5

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    Hello

    Totally unqualified and totally new to messing around with boilers but here we go. If it was gas I would not go near it - but this seems ok-ish risk wise.

    Having diagnosed I believe I need to bleed the oil line coming into the boiler pump.

    However I'm IMG_9927.JPG struggling to disconnect the thing. It may just be an elbow grease issue? But don't want to force and damage anything. Have used some WD40.

    I can see 3 nuts. I think the top 1 will need to unscrew? Photo attached.

    Many thanks indeed for any help.

    J
     
  2. Terrywookfit

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    Hold the middle one still and undo top one Or Remove the 4 screws holding the burner cover and bleed at the pump.
     
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    What makes you think it needs bleeding. Looks like a clear hose, can you see air in it?
     
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    Clear hose ???
    Which bit are you looking at.
    That is defo a long life hose!
     
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    Just from the colour of it on the left hand side of the picture. Might be a black hose but my feeling is clear. Maybe the OP could post a wide shot to confirm
     
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