An amusing pastime for learned instructors in the arts, such as myself, is watching the unlearned folk adjust their various combustion equipages on furnaces, ovens and boilers.
These people act as if tuning a simple burner is black magic rather than a proper procedure using sound scientific principles.
The basics to keep in mind when tuning burners are the following:
Of course, beyond the basics there can be many challenges setting a burner correctly. Igniters need to be clean to provide a competent ignition spark, blower and fuel filters should be changed regularly so flow is unimpeded by detritus, and flame sensors need to be cleaned and tested frequently to make sure you don't go BOOM2.
For scientifically sound, professional combustion tuning, engage my master students at Olsträd Engineering. Fair rates, top-notch service, and no dead chickens.
1 My student Nicola Telsa mastered this in an hour. It took Thomas Edisen 99 hours to become adequate…
2 Fireworks can be quite enjoyable (especially with a good sherry), but almost never in a furnace or oven