HVAC

Have HVAC Questions? Ask an HVAC Expert for Answers

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

HVAC

I have a oil furnace, I have hot water but no heat. the thermostat

Customer Question
is working and I can...
I have a oil furnace, I have hot water but no heat. the thermostat is working and I can see the contacts in the box open and close with spark as the therm. is turned up and down . Circulating pump does'nt run.
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: HVAC
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
9/18/2011
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 6 years ago
Rick
Rick, HVAC Supervisor
Category: HVAC
Satisfied Customers: 23,057
Experience: 40+ yrs. experience as a licensed oil & gas technician.
Verified
Welcome to Just Answer,

So you have an oil fired boiler (boilers heat water furnaces heat air) that makes you domestic hot water (with a coil in the boiler?). The fact that the control is repsonding to the thermostat makes me think the most likely cause of your problem is a faulty circulator if (as you say) the circ isn't running. You will need a mutlti meter to verify this
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Neither the boiler nor pump will kick on.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 6 years ago
do you make hot water with a coil in the boiler?
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
tapped circulating pump with a hammer, must have been stuck while being idle over summer. The system is working fine.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 6 years ago
Glad it worked out for you. Thanks for using Just Answer
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Ask Rick Your Own Question
Rick
Rick
Rick, HVAC Supervisor
Category: HVAC
Satisfied Customers: 23,057
23,057 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 40+ yrs. experience as a licensed oil & gas technician.

Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

6,938 satisfied customers

Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial

Rick Mather

Rick Mather

HVAC Technician

3,133 satisfied customers

35 years experience, HVAC

Matthew

Matthew

HVAC Technician

2,014 satisfied customers

14 years experience in the HVAC field of service, installation, Manual J & D calculations

Kenton Guidry

Kenton Guidry

HVAC Technician

963 satisfied customers

12 years install/service experience.

Brian HVAC Guy

Brian HVAC Guy

HVAC Technician

953 satisfied customers

I have been an HVAC/R mechanic/technician for 30+ years.

Rick Ridley

Rick Ridley

UK Heating Engineer

871 satisfied customers

Retired But have had 30 years on the tools, Ex CORGI

Tom

Tom

HVAC Technician

770 satisfied customers

16+yrs HVAC/R service. Residential Commerical Industrial

< Previous | Next >

Related HVAC Questions
I have a Lennox oil furnace and was wondering how I can
I have a Lennox oil furnace and was wondering how I can change the filters. Black smoke is blowing in my house now. … read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
I have an oil furnace and the flame went out and i just hit
i have an oil furnace and the flame went out and i just hit the reset button like i have done in the past but it is stuck in now, the button.… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
My oil furnace is a becket ok ,so as it is running it starts
my oil furnace is a becket ok ,so as it is running it starts and stops it wont run steady . It is only about 5 years old , this has never happened befor , thanks *****: Do you have fuel in the tank? I… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
I have an oil furnace... after running out of oil, then oil
I have an oil furnace... after running out of oil, then oil delivery today, I need to restart it. I have a Riello 40 burner. I've hit reset twice... sounds like it fires up but still blowing cold air.… read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
6,938 satisfied customers
Trane XV90 Oil Furnace. My furnace made some extra noise and
My furnace made some extra noise and then cut off... the red light on the oiled burner unit is flashing … read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
It's 10degrees outside and now our oil furnace has started
It's 10degrees outside and now our oil furnace has started making a chugging sound and not running … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
6,938 satisfied customers
Oil furnace will not turn on message says standby but it
Oil furnace will not turn on message says standby but it doesn't do anything can anyone help… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
I have an oil furnace with heat and hot water. The hot water
I have an oil furnace with heat and hot water. The hot water works, the heat does not. I replaced the circulator and the thermostat. The boiler pressure is 15 and I have bled the air from the lines, t… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
Oil furnace will run if reset but will on run to degree,
oil furnace will run if reset but will on run to 69 degree, even if you have is set thermostat set on 80 degrees. Nozzle has been replaced, oil filter was changed.… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
I have an old oil furnace that keeps clicking off. I have to
I have an old oil furnace that keeps clicking off. I have to reset it several times a day. Then it stopped working when I reset it. So I opened it up and saw one of the igniters was wet and one was dr… read more
Billy
Billy
Journeyman Service Technician
State Licensed Mechanical Contractor
9,330 satisfied customers
My reillo burner on my oil furnace wont fire it wont do
Hi, my reillo burner on my oil furnace wont fire it wont do anything when you push the reset button any advice … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
6,938 satisfied customers
I have a honeywell oil furnace, it keeps shutting off until
I have a honeywell oil furnace, it keeps shutting off until i hit the reset button. Stayed on all day yesterday but was off again this morning. Not sure if this is or sensor or rod sensor set up. … read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
My patriot 80 fuel oil furnace ran out of fuel and now it
My patriot 80 fuel oil furnace ran out of fuel and now it wont blow hot air … read more
Billy
Billy
Journeyman Service Technician
State Licensed Mechanical Contractor
9,330 satisfied customers
We have a bard fl120 oil furnace which works fine. but
we have a bard fl120 oil furnace which works fine. but recently the blower motor never shuts off. can you lead me in the right direction? … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
6,938 satisfied customers
Flashing light on Beckett oil furnace. The pump was seized,
Flashing light on Beckett oil furnace JA: Did you check the furnace's filters? Customer: Yes JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself? Customer: The pump was seized , I installed a new one JA: Anyth… read more
Gaztech
Gaztech
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,142 satisfied customers
I am trying to restart my oil furnace. It is a dunkirk
I am trying to restart my oil furnace. It is a dunkirk excalibur. I bought the house recently. Plumbers and electrician were in doing work during rehab and heat and hot water were turned off … read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
My oil furnace keeps shutting off. The red light comes on,
My oil furnace keeps shutting off. The red light comes on, and we have to push the red button to turn it on again. I have half a tank of oil so that is not the issue. This morning, when it shut down, … read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
Ihave a thermoflo oil furnace model OL11=105FDA.It
Ihave a thermoflo oil furnace model OL11=105FDA.It originally had Honeywell R7184B burner control I changed it due to malfunction with Honeywell R7284U. every thing is the same except for the old cont… read more
Rick
Rick
HVAC Supervisor
23,057 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x