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Old 12-22-2022, 07:19 AM
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Good day, having issues with my herman. Anyone with experance with these? Wondering about maybe a control upgrade?
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:27 AM
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I wear long-john underwear and keep my herman warm in this weather.
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:39 AM
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I wear long-john underwear and keep my herman warm in this weather.
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:45 AM
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Usually pretty simple. If you have fuel forced-air and spark they light. If it shuts down later it can be a limit switch. If it doesnít light you either donít have fuel to the tip, the spark is gone or no wind.
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Old 12-22-2022, 09:25 AM
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Whatís happening with it ?
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If it is a diesel fired unit, you might want some kerosene in this cold weather
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Old 12-22-2022, 10:29 AM
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Dealth with those damn things for years at work. Ran 2 sometimes 3 all day, every day. Constant struggles to get them lit and keep them lit once they were into a few years of service. Some basics:
Be sure diesel has winter conditioner additive.
Be sure electrical supply is adequate. Limit extension cord length and upgrade wire size.
Replace fuel filter regularly. It may say weekly on the machine but monthly should do if fuel is filtered at supply source.
Replace burner nozzle annually. Religiously.
Clean photocell. An([electric eye) monitors the flame and soot can interfere.
Replace or upgrade control module. A rental dealer can give advice on this.
The high limit sensor near the front may be adjustable for outside temp. Try playing with that.
Combustion air inlet: This is adjustable and can be crucial to proper performance.
Some models have a drain at the front to expel raw unburned fuel after lighting failure. Be sure front is lower so fuel can drain.
Be sure chimney cap is in place when machine is outside and not in use. Rain and snow call cause rust in burner chamber.
At end of season it would be prudent to replace as many components as you can and do a thorough internal clean. These things always break down when you need them most.
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