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Boiler backdraft

Pin Member Posts: 61
Hi, I recently realized that my boiler is having a backdraft due to carbonizing. I have plans to replace the boiler and getting bids now. These next few days will be slightly colder at night and I was wondering if its safe to turn it on to heat the house for at least once during the night so the house won't get too cold. I have a window in the boiler room that I can completely open to allow air to ventilate so fumes won't build up.

Please help! Thanks!


  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,549

    You are asking us to tell you if it's OK to run a boiler that is not running correctly or safely. I'll be very surprised if anyone says yes and assumes liability.

    I say no, don't run the unit. If it is a little carbon build up, get a professional in to service the unit so that it can run safely until you change it out. Other than that, leave it off.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,657

    it is not worth it..... Electric space heaters are really inexpensive  right now. kpc
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