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Old 11-11-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Can this hole be filled in with some high temp mortar/cement, or something else? Or will I need to
replace the panel its mounted to? I can't afford to
buy new funace yet, but will next year. Just need to
get through this winter. Using portable heaters(elec)
for now. This a very old oil furnace. Lisa
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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ask questions, I'll try to answer. can't take a picture
because the motor is blocking a clear view of the hole.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #4
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I need more to go on. Like what is it a round or square hole.How big is the hole. What brand of furnace would help.

When did you notice the hole. How long have you had this furnace.
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I took pictures with cell phone, how can I post them?
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Upload to your computer and then go to ImageShack.com Follow the instructions.
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pictures are in my photos, click on you'll see the hole kinda at the base of the
circle bottom left of the bolt on the right side.
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friend notice the hole when he came over to find out why it kept shutting off.
Loose wire kept unit from staying on, which might have been a life saver.
I bought this house last year, made it through one winter. I noticed a light
smoke? coming from that area, but since unit wouldn't stay on I couldn't tell for sure. Friend came over and found where the smoke was coming from. He shut
it down, and recommended replacing the very old unit. I looked into the high cost of doing that, and asked if there was anyway to fix it just for this year.
He checked with some other techs, and said maybe using some extreem high temp silicon stuff, I can't remember what he called it. can only be bought by
a licensed hvac tech? not sold in local stores.
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Looks like it is in the frame of oil burner.Might just need adjusting or the flue might be plugged.

I think I'll defer to guys who work on oil regularly. Just be patient, but under stand you will still need a tech to do some remediation work on it either way.
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the hole is pea size, not the bolt area, but below it. I know the pictures are
hard to see the hole but, it's there. Can this be filled in and safe to use this winter? Anyone reading please give advice, all welcome! Lisa
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the hole is pea size, not the bolt area, but below it. I know the pictures are
hard to see the hole but, it's there. Can this be filled in and safe to use this winter? Anyone reading please give advice, all welcome! Lisa


you can purchase hi temp silicon at an auto parts store and yes although i dont see the hole it can be sealed you need at least a new nozzle and filter and adjustment as well as heat exchanger inspection to be efficeint and safe and with the cost of fuel its agood idea also if you are getting soot in the house you likely have a cracked heat exchanger and it shouldnt be used but ive seen worse looking furnaces than that
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