Clay Fire Box inside of oil furnace
As I was mentioning on another thread, a small tornado came through my yard a few weeks back and dropped some trees on the house. A branch hit the chimney and water came in and down the pipe. When I checked on it, the fire was out, but the oil was still pumping and the water was coming out of the blower intake.
I turned everything off, and tried to let it dry out. But each time i tried to turn it on, it would work for about 24 hours and shut off. Very heavy, dark brown smoke coming from the chimney, (after I fixed it.) I final gave up and switched over to electric hot water heater.
I took the fire/blow element off and vacuumed out the soot, (lots and lots of soot.) As I was vacuuming, I noticed that chunks of some thing were be sucked up. I noticed that peaces of clay were laying around inside.
My wife says this is bad thing and that furnace may not be able to be fixed.
I have an insurance guy coming out on Friday to look at it.
What can I expect? Can this unit be fixed, or is it cooked when the clay box is broken?
A new liner can be instaled.
If your lucky. They'll pay for a new boiler instead.
I don't know
As been stated sounds like you need a new chimney liner.
Maybe you can get a new heater and liner out of them after all every thing worked until the storm.
If they do not cooperate call a public adjuster they'll make sure you get a new heater and chimney liner.
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