Can I Change the Size or Type of My Oil Nozzle?
In general, the oil nozzle recommended by the heater manufacturer should be used. This can usually be found on a tag on the heater. The nozzle is rated by GPH (gallons per hour of fuel use), spray angle and spray pattern. For example, a .60 80 B nozzle will deliver .6 GPH oil use with an 80 degree angle and solid spray.
You may experiment with a smaller GPH nozzle to achieve better fuel economy. A 1.20 GPH nozzle may be replaced with a 1.10 GPH, etc. You may also try using a “W” nozzle in place of a hollow (A) or solid (B) spray pattern. Other changes, especially to the spray angle should be left to an experienced technician.
More information can be found on the links below:
“Total Look at Oil Burner Nozzles”- by Delavan
Oil nozzle size–effect on consumption – Gardenweb discussion group
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