Q. The fire in a burner is always off
center and heavy on the right side. I can't find a nozzle that will
straighten up the fire. What should I do?
If the flame is always heavy on
one side, the nozzle does not cause it. It would be impossible to make a
nozzle spray that is heavy on one side and always have it come up on the
same side of the burner.
Check the position of the
nozzle in the burner head. The chances are it is off to one side or the
With a short burner tube, the
air stream may be stronger on one side than the other. That will give the
appearance of an off center fire.
If the burner is installed to
one side of the combustion chamber, the flame may also give the appearance
of being heavy on one side.
If the nozzle spray pattern is
off center due to contamination or any other reason, it may make a flame,
which is heavy on one side, but it could be in any direction.