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Last Updated: , Created: Thursday, November 29th, 2001

What colour should my gas flame be in the furnace?

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This question comes from Ura in Cochrane, Alberta.

Whether you are looking at the flame of a gas burner or an oil burner, a soft, yellow/orange flame that is dancing slowly all around is a poor flame. There is a lot of material not being burned, but wasted up the chimney. Sharp blue flames are the key to a gas burner, and sharp blue/white flames for the oil burner.

This can be adjusted by simply turning the little air opening in front of each burner.

Keywords: Furnace, Maintenance, Gas, Burner

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