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Beckett fuel oil technical guide


From: Lydia Larson
Subject Beckett fuel oil technical guide
Beckett Education Program Fuel Oil Technical Guide
This book has everything you need to know about fuel oil, and it comes straight from the high-efficiency oil-burning masters, the Beckett Corporation! The book appears unused, as there are no dirty thumb prints on it, the pages aren’t dog-eared, and the accessories are intact (more on that in a minute).
The book consists of a 2 inch three ring binder (picture 1) loaded with useful information on their products. Opening you find the first of the accessories, the famous Beckett multi-purpose gauge, sometimes referred to as a “T-gauge”, part number T501. This is in an unopened plastic packaging and contains instructions for use on Beckett burners (Picture 2).
The next section of the book is separated by multiple tabs. Each tab contains specific information. In order, the tabs are as follows:
Section 1: Residential Burners
This section contains the instruction manuals for various residential Beckett burners, including models, AF, AFG, AF-II (AF-2) 85, AF-II (AF-2) 150, SR, and SF. Each manual contains all of the information required to install the particular burner, including air tube combinations, electrical, electrode setting dimensions (you need the T-Gauge for this!) , fuel requirements, burner start-up, maintenance recommendations, and parts diagram with part numbers for reference (Picture 4).
Same information as the residential section but for the CF 375 burner.
Starts with a sales flyer illustrating various Beckett components, including electronic oil igniters (transformers), Beckett/Honeywell Flame Quality Monitor, Beckett R7184 Controls (these are awesome!), and CleanCut pump.
Next is a flyer specifically for the CleanCut pump, then the installation instructions for the Suntec version of the CleanCut pump. Next is another Suntec flyer for gauges and field service.
The Beckett Primary Controls installation/owners manual if four pages, double sided covering installation, operation, and troubleshooting of various versions of the R7184 control.
The next accessory is a 5 ¾” x 4 ¼” laminated quick reference guide, labeled ‘Beckett Technicians Quick Reference Guide’ which covers everything you need to know about the R7184 control in one small, handy location.
There is a flyer for the various Electronic Oil Igniters’ which includes pictures and part numbers for the various versions.
Finally, there is a flyer for the AF/AFG burner motor
First is the Sound Cover designed to fit the AF, AFG, and CF375 burners. Second is the airboot instruction manual for use with outside combustion air. Third is the Start Helper nozzle heater for extreme cold applications.
There is a flyer promoting Beckett’s new website design for the oil-heat professionals.
If there is one thing in the whole book worth reading, it’s the next item: Beckett’s Guide To Oil Heat (picture 3). This if 58 pages of pure gold. The Holy Grail for oil burning heat. The six chapters cover combustion theory, oil heat systems (overview, nozzles, combustion chambers, draft, venting), efficiency, steady-state efficiency measurements, residential oil burner adjustments, and energy conservation options. I can’t convey in writing how important this document is to the professional or even the homeowner. (I have another copy that I’m keeping even though I don’t heat with oil any more, it’s that good.  ). As a homeowner it gave me the smarts to understand what my service man was doing to my furnace, and to know when he was doing something wrong!
Next is an 86 page OEM spec guide, with data on Beckett burners installed in to various manufactures equipment. If you want to know what nozzle is supposed to go in a particular boiler, this will have it.
This has 28 (I think I counted all of them) technical service bulletins issued by the Beckett Corporation.
The final accessory is another laminated card with gallons-per-hour for no. 2 fuel oil based on various pressures. The back of the card contains various conversion factors.
Contact: l.larson@rockford-industrial.com (Lydia Larson)


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