Higher Education

Residential Oil Burners, 3rd Edition

  • Herb Weinberger
  • ISBN-10: 1418073970  |  ISBN-13: 9781418073978
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1993
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.25



Packed with more need-to-know information than any other book on the market, Residential Oil Burners, 3E provides the knowledge and skills that residential oil burner technicians will need to succeed in the industry. Now in its third edition, the book has been fully updated to incorporate the latest technological advancements, with an all-new chapter on boilers, and updated chapters on electrical equipment and oil burner controls. With coverage of the combustion process, oil burners, heating systems, as well as electrical systems and equipment, users will build a solid foundation of information that is easily transferable to work situations they may encounter in the field. Straightforward and easy-to-use, this book is a valuable addition to every service technician's vehicle or learning library.

Features and Benefits

  • Clear, conversational writing style allows for easier comprehension
  • Photos and diagrams are used throughout the book to illustrate key concepts and to familiarize readers with equipment they will use in the field
  • Service procedure charts are included to encourage readers to develop a systematic approach to work

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Combustion Process
Chapter 3 Oil Burners
Chapter 4. The Air Delivery System
Chapter 5. The Fuel Delivery System - Oil Tank Installations
Chapter 6. The Fuel Delivery System - Pumps and Nozzles
Chapter 7. The Ignition System
Chapter 8. Boilers
Chapter 9. The Steam Heating system
Chapter 10. The Hot Water Heating Systems
Chapter 11. Warm Air Heating systems
Chapter 12. Basic Electricity
Chapter 13. Electrical Equipment
Chapter 14. Oil Burner Controls
Chapter 15. Control Circuit Wiring
Chapter 16. Service Procedures - Burner Not Operating
Chapter 17. Service Procedures - Improper Operation
Chapter 18. Domestic Hot Water
Chapter 19. Annual Tune-Up
Chapter 20. Combustion Efficiency Testing
Chapter 21. Improving Combustion Efficiency


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418073989 | ISBN-13: 9781418073985)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Herb Weinberger

Herb Weinberger has twenty-five years experience in the field and has taught for seventeen years at many technical and vocational schools and programs.