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Old 11-06-2007, 07:57 AM
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OK I am having a senior moment brain fart - which way do I turn this to turn off the oil to change the filter - I forgot and found that either in or out the oil is gushing out the bleed when I take it off. It seems to go lefty (counterclockwise to tighten) Is tighten position off or on???? (I dont know if it was loose or tight when I first touched it.....)

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:14 AM
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Ok i figured it out - righty tighty does not apply - the off postion is with the handle loose or off. The on position is tight with the max amount of stem showing beyond the handle. So mine is a gushing in either position so I assume my shut off valve shes a broken, right??? I tried rapping on it to no avail.......time for some professional help I guess....
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:47 AM
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Sorry I can't help you here Bob, outside my knowledge range. Is there not some other valve you can shut off so you don't have to drain the whole tank? How much oil do you figure is in the tank.....FULL?
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:58 AM
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My tank guage is a broken too - they come automatically when I am about 100 gallons down

Anyway this is a job for the pros - neither of my shut off valves (tank or burner) seem to be working...... so its a safety issue also....the oil we been gettin these last few years is really poor quality when you change the filters they are full of this jelly black stuff that most closely resembles number 6 oil.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:34 AM
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Actually, I just closed the valve by rapping on the stem - so all is well - mission accomplished - the filter was gelled and black crap, but not as much as last year - I am assuming that with the woodstove I am using less oil than last year and that is why it is better.

Thanks - I guess I just needed a sounding board or else some virtual human contact on this glum rainy day here.

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Old 11-07-2007, 10:41 AM
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LI Sound Grunt - 11/6/2007 7:57 AM

(I dont know if it was loose or tight when I first touched it.....)

Thanks

Bob



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Glad you figured it out. It always beneficial IMO to try and figure a problem out before calling a pro. I like to troubleshoot. May often not save time but it can save $$ and improve your personal how-to database.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:52 AM
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LOL yes, true - I think I'm gonna get one of those throw away spin-off cartridge type filters this winter. These in-the-can filter jobbers are real sloppy to change.
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