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Sickening smell (not gas) from boiler - - hazardous to health?
Somewhat sickening smell similar to, but not gas, wafts through house every time now 3-month old steam boiler runs. Contractor said this is a burning off of coating on Union Steam (reportedly bought out Well-Built) boiler metal (not sure if inside or out) and will take time. Recommended waiting for warm enough weather to stay outside all day and run the boiler above 80 degrees with basement windows open. Still waiting for that day. Meanwhile, when the system goes on, I open back and front doors for about a half hour and have to stay on upper floors. This only helps with the worst of it, and only if I am home and awake! First, is this smell hazardous to health? Second, is this good reasonable advice? Third, do these companies not have an alternative to this significant inconvenience? Why don't they burn this stuff off in high heat prior to installation? Seems absurd. Thanks!