What size is my oil burner nozzle?
How to Calculate the Oil Burner Nozzle Flow Rate in GPH
- Nozzle GPH = BTU OUTPUT / (Heater % Efficiency) x 140,000.
- Oil Burner Nozzle GPH = Total Sq.Ft. Hot Water x 165 / (Heater % Efficiency) x 140,000.
- Oil Burner Nozzle GPH = Total Sq.Ft. Steam x 240 / (Heater % Efficiency) x 140,000.
Do oil burner nozzles wear out?
If they are not regularly checked and well maintained, the nozzle will malfunction and will not last long. Usually, most parts of the furnace and the nozzle are only checked when there’s a need to service it or carry out repair work, which in most cases is once or twice a year.
How do I choose an oil burner nozzle?
When considering proper nozzle selection, remember these points:
- Always use the appliance manufacturer’s nozzle specifications.
- Follow the burner manufacturer’s recommendations when retrofitting a new burner to an old appliance.
- You must set-up the combustion with properly maintained test instruments.
How do you clean an oil burner nozzle?
How to Clean Oil Furnace Nozzles
- Shut off the power supply to the oil furnace.
- Remove the nozzle from the furnace.
- Pour some kerosene or diesel fuel into a metal container or coffee can.
- Place the nozzle into the diesel fuel or kerosene.
- Remove the nozzle from the fuel and wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth.
How can you tell if an oil nozzle is bad?
A defective, damaged or old nozzle causes soot if it fails to break up the oil correctly. Soot can also appear if the nozzle filter is clogged by dirt or rust in the oil from the tank, or by dirt or other substances accidentally transferred to it by hand during installation.
How often should I change my oil burner nozzle?
Certainly, we wouldn’t recommend changing it any less than once a year. We recommend doing this at the start of the heating season when you’re running through your checklist of fall chores. By simply making this one more item on the list, it’ll be harder to forget and easier to get done.