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?