Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

new oil furnace - new water problem

Options
ejoseph
ejoseph Member Posts: 1
Hi & thank you for reading. Owned house about 30 yrs and never a problem. Added a new oil furnace. Since then have water leaking in to basement thru clean out door. Have white efflorescence stain on outside house on chimney. Installer says water is condensation caused by exhausted air (383 degrees) cooling before discharging chimney, turning to condensation/water and dripping back.
thoughts, suggestion is my installer taking me down the wrong path ?
THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! Ed in Massachusetts
.

Comments

  • Jon_blaney
    Jon_blaney Member Posts: 321
    Options
    Furnace or boiler? What did you have before and what do you have know. Pictures?
  • Jon_blaney
    Jon_blaney Member Posts: 321
    Options
    Is this an exterior chimney or is it all interior?
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,767
    Options
    Did they install a chimney liner? Is this an exposed or interior chimney? Did they check the boiler/furnace BTU versus the size of the chimney
    mattmia2
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,850
    Options
    Shouldn't the installer be fixing it if they put in a new furnace without a liner and it needed a liner to draft properly...
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    Options
    Sounds like you need a liner, possibly an insulated liner especially if the chimney is exposed to the cold for more than a few feet. 
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!