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I've lost my instruction card, is it more air for blue flame or for yellow flame?

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    vulcan won't ignite when weather is cold or wet we get lots of fumes but no ignition

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Vulcan oil heaters (Australia) will burn best with blue base flame and dancing yellow tips when on high, on low it will be a small soft blue and yellow flame

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Move the collar away from the orifice for a blue flame. too little air causes incomplete combustion so you get the yellow tinging

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