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Blue and Orange flame

josephny
josephny Member Posts: 270

I have a Burnham 204PVPI boiler with a VR8204C LP valve and fired it up for the first time.

The flames are mostly blue, but there is a substantial amount of orange.

Should I be concerned?

Is this something I can and/or should adjust?

Here is a video link:

https://youtube.com/shorts/mU-cK479mv4?feature=share

Thank you.

Comments

  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,738
    First time ever?
    Was the boiler shipped for LP or was there a conversion kit?
    There's really nothing for you to do unless you're a heating tech. Lockup and manifold gas pressures need to be checked, as well as a combustion test. 
    Mad Dog_2SuperTech
  • josephny
    josephny Member Posts: 270
    Old boiler.  New to me house.  

    I am (obviously) not a boiler tech. But I do work hard at learning to do stuff.  

    Sounds like I need to check manifold pressure and do a combustion test.  Will research.  

    Just using a little 20lb grill tank until lp company sets up large tank. I wonder if pressure is the culprit.  

    Thanks. 
  • Teemok
    Teemok Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 479
    The grill tanks can't vaporized liquid fuel to gas fast enough for most boilers. I would stop doing that. Wait until you have a proper fuel supply before checking the boilers tune condition further. Better safe than sorry with LP.
    bburd
  • josephny
    josephny Member Posts: 270
    Teemok said:

    The grill tanks can't vaporized liquid fuel to gas fast enough for most boilers. I would stop doing that. Wait until you have a proper fuel supply before checking the boilers tune condition further. Better safe than sorry with LP.

    That's fascinating, and good to know.

    Thank you.