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Subaru
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Gas stove orange flame

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Not normal right? most of the time it's fine and never burns like this but sometimes it does.

*edit seems like all the burners do this

dingo4
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I think they are getting too much air-mine are blue with yellowish tips


beck
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So, are you going to call the gas company or other qualified person to fix it?


Subaru
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said by beck:

So, are you going to call the gas company or other qualified person to fix it?
Not really.. because by morning they are all normal again

sailor
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I don't know but after seeing your photo I just took this one of mine.


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said by sailor:

I don't know but after seeing your photo I just took this one of mine.
Yes that's how it will be in the morning seems to happen in a year maybe 5 times.

some say low gas pressure not sure how true that is.. I know some fail to light with the spark but then later on it starts up instant.

sailor
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said by dingo4:

I think they are getting too much air-mine are blue with yellowish tips
»www.justanswer.com/questions/1sj ··· -on-bake


jack b
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If you are on natural gas it looks like impurities are getting stirred up in the gas supply piping, either due to high flow rates or flows changing direction due to system maintenance.
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zen1

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said by sailor:

said by dingo4:

I think they are getting too much air-mine are blue with yellowish tips
»www.justanswer.com/questions/1sj ··· -on-bake
and the guy on that forum is an expert????. YIPES! this is WRONG, an orange flame is caused by NOT ENOUGH air!!.. too much air will only make the flames pull away from the burner and if way too much, will extinguish the flames!!. they will STILL be blue!.


zen1

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in addition to my other post, what may be happening here is the gas regulator may be going bad, and the pressure went up, so there's not enough air for complete combustion. look at the size of those flames!. you can tell right off the pressure is too high.. orange flames signify incomplete combustion, which is dangerous because of the greatly increased CO produced, being that this is intermittant, it is NOT an air adjustment that is needed, as you have to loosen a screw and turn a cover to adjust the air, this is not happening by itself, get the gas company to check the regulator!.


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I'm not a NG expert by any means. I just looked at the gas co. website and it said that orange / yellow flame is a sign of combustion problems and should be serviced.
I was curious if your furnace / boiler or water heater do the same?
I've never seen NG burn yellow or orange. It's always blue.


KrK
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I hope you have a carbon monoxide detector!


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said by Subaru:

Not normal right? most of the time it's fine and never burns like this but sometimes it does.

*edit seems like all the burners do this
i talked to the gas co about this some time ago

they say it's just dust /impurities

(dust has a way to get into anything!)
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and like I said the morning it would be back to normal and sure enough...


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I can think of 3 possibilities:
a) too little air
b) some impurity (metal) that colors the light orange (i.e. sodium)
c) some impurity (hydrocarbon) with a longer chain and/or double or triple bond between some carbons that make the flame orange

You should be easily test for b) by salting your burners (!!) to see if you get the same color. I can't think of any sodium compound that would get there with the NG.
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nerdful1

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Looks like not enough air. If 'impurities, I'd imagine it would be sparkles, not a constant orange.
Well at least you documented it with the gas co. so your next of kin can be compensated.


ropeguru
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Looks like you still have some good orange tips in there. If you do have other NG products in your house, take a look and make sure they are functioning ok.

I would also speak with the gas company to see if they can have someone out in the afternoon when this is happening to check the line pressure. Could be that with daytime demand that the pressure is dropping off.


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said by ropeguru:

Looks like you still have some good orange tips in there. If you do have other NG products in your house, take a look and make sure they are functioning ok.

I would also speak with the gas company to see if they can have someone out in the afternoon when this is happening to check the line pressure. Could be that with daytime demand that the pressure is dropping off.
It was not daytime it was taken around 10pm

I've seen weird stuff happen like only half of a single burning is lit.. it's almost like it's too much wind.
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TBD11

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It's a process called incomplete combustion, where there is not enough oxygen to allow for the fuel to react completely to produce carbon dioxide and water. This process produces carbon monoxide, a toxic gas.

Although I'm not familiar with the workings of a stove, I'm sure there should be an air valve or something to feed in oxygen for the flame to burn. If not, just make sure there is good circulation in the kitchen (open some windows).


zen1

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said by Subaru:

said by ropeguru:

Looks like you still have some good orange tips in there. If you do have other NG products in your house, take a look and make sure they are functioning ok.

I would also speak with the gas company to see if they can have someone out in the afternoon when this is happening to check the line pressure. Could be that with daytime demand that the pressure is dropping off.
It was not daytime it was taken around 10pm

I've seen weird stuff happen like only half of a single burning is lit.. it's almost like it's too much wind.
that would be the gas pressure too high, and not enough air for that pressure causes an orange flame- a bad regulator could cause the pressure to fluctuate, it SHOULD be steady-


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said by zen1 :

said by Subaru:

said by ropeguru:

Looks like you still have some good orange tips in there. If you do have other NG products in your house, take a look and make sure they are functioning ok.

I would also speak with the gas company to see if they can have someone out in the afternoon when this is happening to check the line pressure. Could be that with daytime demand that the pressure is dropping off.
It was not daytime it was taken around 10pm

I've seen weird stuff happen like only half of a single burning is lit.. it's almost like it's too much wind.
that would be the gas pressure too high, and not enough air for that pressure causes an orange flame- a bad regulator could cause the pressure to fluctuate, it SHOULD be steady-
So you are saying the regulator could be bad?
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N3OGH
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Pretty!


zen1

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said by Subaru:

So you are saying the regulator could be bad?
YES. it needs to be checked when the problem happens.


TMMerlin
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Is it real cold where you live ??

My tips are orange in the winter, when the gas is really cold and perfect blue inthe summer, whenthe gas is hot ...seasonal gas, I guess ..LOL
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last night was not all that bad when I woke up this morning to test it, it was near 53F outside.. it's going down to 32 tonight.


TypeO
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Talk to your neighbors, have they seen the same thing? Call your gas company ( I assume its natural gas service) and ask if they have been performing maintenance during the day. Have you changed anything in your house or outside your house that uses gas?

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This same thing happened to me once, I called the gas company, and they sent someone out to look at it. It turned out that the regulator outside got covered in ice, and it blocked a little air hole. The guy took a hammer and broke the ice off the regulator, and after that, everything was fine.


Mdoc
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What a gas, man...


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fred123

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are you running a room humidifier when the happens?