My wife has this in-floor oil furnace in an old house. It was old and
had seen better days. When it was replaced, she was sold a new one
with lots more BTU capacity than the old one, and told that they
didn't make the old one any more. Even though the new one looks
identical to the old one in every respect...
I forget the exact specs of either of them.... But anyhow, the new one
short- cycles (entirely predictable). Last winter I tweaked the
thermostat a bit to increase the dead zone slightly - any more and it
would be uncomfortable, but it still short cycles.
My question is how is the BTU output determined? Seems to me that the
air intake around the combustion blower has a pretty wide range of
adjustment and includes fully closed. Is it possible to just put a
nozzle with more restriction in the oil jet, then reset the air
mixture? The oil pump has what appears to be a pressure relief that
returns XS oil to the inlet of the pump.
I'm not planning on doing it myself, I'd just like to know if that's
something that could be incorporated at the beginning of season
pre-flight checkup she insists on?