Articles

Eric DeGesero
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have turned the clocks back and the thermostats up, which means winter isn’t far behind. This year’s winter festivities will be very different, and hopefully we…
Ron Kotrba
Although Halloween has come and gone, you may still be dealing with monsters in fuel storage tanks. The famous words of Dr. Frankenstein after lightning sparked his abominable creation to life—It’s alive!—may fittingly describe what’s…
Robert O'Brien
The cadmium sulfide cell, or cad cell as it’s more commonly called, has provided more than a half century of yeoman service, but that time may be ending soon for a couple of reasons. To…
George Carey
A contractor asked me to visit an apartment building that was giving the property management company a lot of headaches with nuisance service calls, so I met him on the job. What we saw when…
Timmie McElwain
Part One appeared in the September/October 2020 Indoor Comfort. Operation The VR8345 gas controls, Figure 9, provide an “On-Off” manual control of gas flow. In  he Off position, pilot and/or main burner gas flow is…
Paul J. Nazzaro
Every day, we all encounter things we love and things that need to change. The former gives us joy. The latter fuels our desire to make the world different—ideally, better than we found it. However,…
Cathy Pedrayes
The COVID-19 health crisis has spread across the world, resulting in mass efforts by people to stay at home. It has also revealed a rapid shift in several aspects of how fuel businesses operate. In…
George Carey
Steam systems with various problems have been coming at me fast and furious, even though it is still the summertime as I write this column. I have noticed though, with all of the jobs, there…
Timmie McElwain
The importance of universal controls cannot be emphasized enough. The ability to carry one control that covers a multitude of applications makes the service technician’s job a lot easier. There are other control systems that…
John Levey
This article is the first in a series on proper tank selection, installation and maintenance and is based on the National Oilheat Research’s Advanced Fuel Storage Tanks Gold Certification course and manual authored by John…
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