AFG oil burner/combustion head


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Old 09-10-13, 04:55 AM
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AFG oil burner/combustion head

While changing the nozzle on the burner a couple of days ago, I noticed that the head at the end on the air tube had developed a few heat cracks and fractures. No big deal, thought I'd just replace it. Picked up a new one, same as the old one - F6. But looking at the card that came with it, I see that Beckett recommends an F6 head for a burner that puts out 0.85 to 1.65 gph. My furnace has always been set up for a .65/80B nozzle.. Beckett states F0 as the correct head for the .65 firing rate So what's an F6 head doing there?? Should I scrap the F6 and try the F0? I should add that the furnace is about 10 years old and I've been pretty happy with way it runs. All these heads look the same to me, but maybe I just don't know any better.. Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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Old 09-10-13, 05:36 AM
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The F6 should have been changed when it was initially set up to fire @ .65.
You will need a combustion analyzer to reset the CO correctly with the new head.
 
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Old 09-13-13, 04:02 PM
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What is the make & model of the furnace? Given that information, I can probably find out the correct burner head & nozzle.
 
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Old 09-14-13, 03:39 AM
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Thanks, Grady. I already called up Beckett and they informed me that for the type of furnace I have and the oil pressure at the nozzle, F6 is the correct head to have on the burner.

Sorry for the false alarm.
 
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Old 09-14-13, 04:24 PM
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Like you, I thought the F6 was big for a .65 nozzle. The only furnace I know of off the top of my head that uses a .65 x 80*B nozzle is a Armstrong (Ducane) & the pump pressure is 140#.
 
 

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