I just cleaned out my furnace and replaced the burner nozzle. I have a Beckett AFG oil burner. I noticed that the electrodes do not look set right for the following reasons:
The electrodes are set far apart
The electrodes are not set at same distance away from the
nozzle, one electrodes looks to be in the normal place and
the other is set further out.
- The electrode that is set further out is actually touching the air
turbulator piece a little before the bend in the electrode.
Now, this did not look right to me and I have viewed a few utube and instuctions on the subject. One utube person said to make sure the electrode does not touch this air turbulator or it will not ignite and could short.
This setup is securely mounted and is not loose, does not move at all, so this is the way it has been for over 4 years with no problems. I left it the way it was since it has been that way for so long with no problems. This was original set up by a professional technician. I put it all back together and it works fine, fired up just as it has for years. I came here to ask for advice. Should I leave it alone or take it out again and set it the way most of the ones that I have seen. Thanks in advance.