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What Is an Oil Furnace Pump Strainer? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 June 2010 13:09
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Many types of oil and gas ovens includes a strainer to pump heating oil. Learn more about the function of the filter pump heating oil below.
What the pump strainer Furnace Oil do?

The filter pump heating oil is a filter inside the oil or gas pump, between the fuel intake pipe and fan. Its mesh can serve smaller particles of oil or gas after passing through the oil filter.
How does the oil pump filter work?

The filter provides a second level of cleaning for oil or gas in your furnace. The fuel entering the furnace is, therefore, much cleaner than when it passes through a filter alone and burn more thoroughly, producing more heat for your home.
Do I need to clean the filter pump heating oil?

Yes, it should be cleaned once a year while you clean the oil filter. Remove the cover pump housing and seal around strainer. Dip the strainer in kerosene to loosen sludge. Wipe the screen with an old toothbrush. Check the screen - if it is intact, put it in the fuel pump. If the filter is folded, torn or damaged, replace it.

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