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What does orange in the flame on a gas furnace indicate?

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2005-11-29 14:25:55
2005-11-29 14:25:55

yellow flame needs more air or cleaned orange flame could indicate moisture in the fuel if propane have your tank treated your L.P. dealer should be able to do this also I have seen this when people use hemidfers the orange is burnning of the minerals in the water

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