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Oil boiler smells in house
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We recently installed a Buderus high efficency direct vent condensing boiler in a closed furnace room. The homeowner reports significant unpleasant smells coming into the house. Ambient air testing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Bergmann Jan 14, 2011.


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Jim Bergmann replied to Gordon Stone's discussion Oil boiler smells in house
"It looks like this boiler could run a positive pressure inthe combustion chamer. There might be leakage in the boiler or the vent system. It could be smoke tested to visually find the leak. I have done this on other power burners. Not sure what the…"
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Oil boiler smells in house

We recently installed a Buderus high efficency direct vent condensing boiler in a closed furnace room. The homeowner reports significant unpleasant smells coming into the house. Ambient air testing does not show any by-products of combustion, and the company technician inspected the unit and says it is installed properly and operating properly.  The room is enclosed and gets hot. The smell seems to be off-gassing from the unit itself and from the copper pipes.  The install was over a month ago…See More
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