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Should oil flame touch refractory?
Hey all I'm curious I was at work today starting up a boiler that was down for a while. I was looking through the blast door at the flame and what the shape is, how it broadcasts from the head (which is pretty cool), and I noticed that the very tip of the flame was hitting the back of the combustion chamber (fire brick) and spreading upwards. Not much of the flame was touching, like if the total flame was going to be 24 inches in length, about 2 inches were on the brick. Just wondering what you guys had in the way of opinions. My mechanic said that the important thing was the smoke reading, which was 0, but I figured I'd ask you as well. BTW if I wanted to pull the flame back what would you suggest? Thanks
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