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Smoke in the house

If you have smoke blowing out the test hole, you have bigger problems! Call a chimney contractor to inspect the flue, remove any obstructions, talk to you about a liner if none present and test using a combustion analyzer. Then, once you're proven you have a proper chimney that is clear and drafting and flowing properly, call the oil tech. Venting is under negative pressure and will draw air in through that hole. Smoke leaking out is usually due to a venting obstruction.

Where there's smoke, there's carbon monoxide! It's only a question of how much. You won't know until measured by the analyzer.



  • fsk
    fsk Member Posts: 31
    what to do?please help

    I need help.

    I have this BECKETT AFG burner,it runs fine.It has a delyaed solenoid ocntrol on it.
    Off late i am observing that some some is blowing out thur a small orifice.I see that its patched with omse cement compound before.

    I want to know what are my best options to patch this hole.Any special material that will stick to the cement and bond.

    Also if I just patch it fomr out side,will it be strong enough..if not what options I have..

    PLEASE PLEASE help.My house smells of smoke...

  • mtfallsmikey
    mtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    Sounds like

    the old trick of putting a dab of furnace cement eiether over the hole in the access door where a normal qualified service tech puts his gauge in to check over the fire draft, or on the smokepipe to insert the tube for his combustion analyzer. Eiether way, this situation is dangerous; please call a service company right away. Or, use the find a contractor section of this website to possibly find one in your area that frequents The Wall.
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557

    I agree with Mikey. Call an oil service technician. He should be able to find the reason, and if there is a problem with chimney he'll know that too. At the top of this page click on "Resources", then "Find a professional".

    Too many fly by night chimney guys out there for my liking. If you do have to call one in, check them out thoroughly first.
  • [Deleted User]
    My exact thoughts Bob...

    where theres SMOKE, there's CARBON MONOXIDE. Hope shes got a CO detector in her home...

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