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INSTALLATION AND OPERATING MANUAL
READ THIS MANUAL TO ENSURE PROPER INSTALLATION
DAMAGE TO THIS PART CAN RESULT FROM IMPROPER
INSTALLATION
407-204 Cayer Street,
Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
V3K 5B1
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WARNINGS AND DISCLOSURES
• This product is not to be used as a replacement for due diligence,
improper installation or required supervision of an oil burning
stove.
• Do not leave a burning heater/stove unattended.
• This product is offered as a safety feature to guard against
overheating of an oil heater/stove.
• This product is intended for use only with Dickinson/Sig Marine
oil heaters and stoves, and Dickinson/SigMarine does not
guarantee its use in conjunction with any other products.
CAUTION
The capillary tube portion of this product can easily be damaged. It
resembles a wire but is a very small tube filled with a liguid and can
not be treated like a wire. Please review the following precautions to
ensure that the tube is protected. It is best to coil the tube into an
approximate diameter of 4” (100mm) to keep it from damage when
installing. We stress the importance of these guidelines.
WARNING: Do not cut the capillary tube
WARNING: Do not bend capillary tube
WARNING: Do not crimp or compress capillary tube
WARNING: Ensure that there are no kinks in the capillary tube.
WARNING: Filtered fuel is necessary to prevent damage to the
solenoid.
DANGER - NEVER LIGHT OR RELIGHT A HOT BURNER
The burner must be cold before relighting or risk possible explosion
Fuel Line Fittings
This product involves a solenoid shut off valve manufactured by Teddington
Controls of the U. K. The valve was originally fitted with BSPT fittings, or
British Standard Pipe thread fittings. We have included for your use two ¼”
NPT (National Pipe Thread) adaptor fittings as these are far more common in
North America and some other parts of the world. Please ensure that you have
correctly identified what standard thread you are using and use the adaptors if
necessary. Failure to use the appropriate fittings could result in leakage and or
fire.
The remainder of this manual will cover the following topics:
1. Installation of the Oil Shut-Off Kit
2. Calibration of the Oil Shut-Off Kit
3. Operation of the Oil Shut-Off Kit
Installation of the “High Temp Oil Shut Off Valve Kit”
Flue Bracket and Probe Bracket Installation
Using the hose clamp provided, attach the pipe bracket part to the exhaust
flue 16” (41cm) or so above the top of the heater/stove. Tighten clamp
firmly but do not over tighten . This will leave about 3/16” (5mm) airspace
between the skin of the pipe and the pipe bracket .
For initial installation and calibration, position this bracket where it can be
easily worked with. Place a red high heat silicon washer on each of the
mounting studs of the probe bracket, and position the probe bracket into the
mounting bracket using the holes closest to the chimney pipe.
Position the mounting nuts so you have good access as you will be
removing the nuts and placing the probe bracket into holes further away
from the chimney.
Solenoid Shut-off Valve Installation
10’ of capillary tube has been provided between the solenoid and the heat
probe. Ensure that you have enough capillary tube to reach the probe
bracket and leave a few loops of extra tube behind the heater/stove so you
have extra for when calibrating as you may need to relocate the probe
bracket higher on the chimney pipe.
Note the flow of fuel indicator on the valve when installing it in the fuel
supply line. The arrow indicates the direction of the flowing fuel.
Note that it is best to have easy access to the reset button on the bottom of
the shut-off valve. We recommend the location of the shut-off valve to be
within a foot or two (30 to 60cm) of the heater/stove.
Heat Probe Installation
Use pliers and make a small bend on the bottom corner of the probe sleeve
so the probe does not fall through, then insert the probe being careful with
the capillary tube as to not kink or bend the tubing.
Calibration of the “High Temp Oil Shut Off Valve ”
When you start your heater/stove it should go out a short time after it gets
hot, proving that the safety shut-off valve is working correctly. Once you
know it works correctly, it will need calibration so it shuts the fuel supply
off when the heater/stove gets too hot and you would like it to shut down.
The oil metering valve has a thermal safety shut off, however the solenoid
valve can be adjusted to shut down when you feel it is running too hot for
your liking, location, and size of boat.
When the probe bracket is mounted in the first set of holes closest to the pipe
it is in its most sensitive position. The following steps will calibrate the
device so that it does not shut off your heater/stove too soon, but still shuts
off the flow of oil when necessary. The calibration stage may take some time
and can be frustrating.
After the valve has shut-off the heater/stove wait until the burner is cold,
Turn the oil metering valve to the off position, then reposition the probe into
another set of holes further away from the pipe. When the heater/stove is
ready to restart- Push the reset button on the bottom of the solenoid valve in
and the fuel will start to flow back into the oil metering valve. You may need
to repeat making adjustments until the heater/stove will stay on low
settings for 3 to 4 hours.
If you have used all of the holes and the stove is still shutting off before this
stage, move the flue mounting bracket up four inches and start again at the
first hole position. This procedure allows for the incremental changes that
will properly calibrate your device while ensuring the probe is always close
enough to the flue pipe to be effective.
Reposition the mounting bracket to the rear of the chimney pipe but do not
use the mounting screws and keep the clamp on. Reposition any extra loops
of capillary tube behind the lower section of the heater/stove. Check for any
leaks at the solenoid fittings.
Operation of the “High Temp Oil Shut Off Valve ”
Under regular operation, the probe solenoid valve will shut off when the
probe detects the outside pipe temperature in excess of 95 degrees C. The
valve can not be reset until it cools to 30 degrees C. As you continue to use
the heater/stove it will still shut off at a temperature you find is not hot
enough so you may have to relocate the mounting bracket higher and/or
relocate in mounting holes further away from the pipe until you do not want
the heater/stove to get any hotter. This is the slow stage as it may take some
time to get it set the way you want it however being a manual safety device
it is better to make small adjustments. When you are sure about the location
of the bracket you can mount it with the screws and remove the clamp.
SHUT OFF THE OIL METERING VALVE BEFORE RE-SETTING THE
SOLENOID SHUT OFF VALVE
Do not light a heated burner ! The heat probe will reset before the
pot is cool enough to receive new oil. Wait an additional five minutes with
the assist fan running before attempting to light the burner again. This
button can also be used as a fuel shut off valve.