Friday, September 14, 2007

Diesel connected

Diesel connectedSo connecting up the diesel is the second from last piece of this huge jigsaw puzzle that is the heating system.

The brass dome you can see on the diesel line, before the filter, is an overheat shutoff. It is connected to a sensor which is positioned above the boiler. In the event of a fire, it will shut off the diesel supply to the boiler.

The last piece to go in is, of course, the flue.

I just could not wait, and so briefly fired up the system without the flue.

To my amazement, and delight, the burner worked just fine first time.

I could not run it for long as, even though well ventilated, the engine room was filling up with fumes.

Obviously this is now a big motivation to get that flue in and sealed.


  1. Well done you! I said it would be easy :o)) great job.

  2. Thanks for your vote of confidence Rob.

    There was a small confusion with the wiring for the central heating bit, but quickly resolved by process of elimination.

    Got my blues (bl) and blacks (bl) mixed up:) A simple mistake.