Tigerloop


Postby Jnr_81 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:21 pm

I've got a Tigerloop installed in my oil central heating system. Walked past it this morning and got a whiff of oil so took a closer look to find that I have oil on the ground, and running down the pipe from the tigerloop. I also have oil marks on my house wall which resemble that of spinning liquid.

I'm kind of new to the whole DIY thing, and never installed the tigerloop or even really know what it's there for.

Has anyone else experenced this sort of thing?
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Postby rosebery » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:40 pm

The tigerloop is to de-aerate the oil.

I'd suggest you get an OFTEC registered heating engineer to look at it.

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Postby oiltech » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:11 pm

Tigerloop is a de aireator used normally when the oil tank is lower than the burner inside the boiler, check all joinst should be easy enough, new ones are available from most plumbers merchants £30 ish.
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Postby Jnr_81 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:51 pm

Thanks, my initial thought was to get someone to look at it but thought I would see if this is a common thing or not.

Don't suppose anyone would know the best way to get the oil marks off the wall? Obviously power washing isn't an option as the wal is harled.
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