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Old 06-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Adjusting gas/Air Mixture

After searching this forum I feel lucky my problem is small compared to many. When the water heater lights, the exhaust has some amount of carbon in it, enough to create a trail up the side a few inches after a while. I have tried adjusting the air mix portion of the tube going in but since I am not sure how or what direction to move it, I thought it would be wise to seek the wisdom of the many more experienced people here. How do I adjust the mixture?

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
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Smile Air Mix

I was told by a friend who seems to understand and know everything mechanical that I should increase the air content until the flame has no yellow, only blue. I maximized the air and the flame is almost all blue except at the end. The carbon has almost completely stopped. Hopefully this will help someone.

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not just water heater

Make a note to check your other gas appliences. The same blue flame applies.
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