House Sooted From Furnace - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

House sooted from furnace

Older furnace sooted up house when nobody was home, furnace is running with 0 ppm of co in exhaust now?


YHREPAIRER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,362
Rewards Points: 1,000

What does the flue draft measure?


Marty S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,794
Rewards Points: 1,104

Much more details are needed..
Where did you find the soot?
Name, model of furnace and the fuel.
You should have some co in the exhaust. When was your meter last calibrated and did you set it up in the fresh air outside before bringing it inside to measure the co.
Check the top of the heat exchanger via the plenum vent for signs of something melted or burned.
how is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 654
Rewards Points: 610

whatever the cause it is your insurance and call in a service pro to check everything out...may have been a delayed ignition causing excessive soot in heat exchanger and flue pipes to be blown out into the house...could have cracked heat exchanger that allowed soot via you supply air vents in which case it is life threatening!

Where is the soot the heaviest..check around furnace and flues and in and around supply air fan and ductwork...CALL INSURANCE have everything checked and cleaned professionally..if things can't be cleaned satisfactorily insurance should replace furniture/clothing
techpappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #5
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southeastern mass.
Posts: 254
Rewards Points: 38

Call insurance co. I had a fire place back up for just a few seconds, much less than half a minute. My daughter lite a fire using a wax fake log, actually two of them. the damper was open. a cold chimney with no draft. she smoked the house like you wouldn't believe. a two man cleaning crew was here for 2+ weeks. then I had to repaint the entire house.(really not finished painting and it has been 2 1/2 years) what a mess.

My brother in law had an incidence where the heat exchanger failed on an oil fired furnace. ins clean and paint. oil co replaced exchanger things ok for a while. happened again. upon inspection exchanger was installed wrong. start the process all over again. clean paint and ins co dropped them after the second time.

get the furnace inspected yesterday if not sooner !!!!

bernie963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:45 AM   #6
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southeastern mass.
Posts: 254
Rewards Points: 38

don't forget duct cleaning. for my situation, after ducts were clean, no more odor. house cleaner would not start until ducts were cleaned.


bernie963 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New heating system in old house - needs lots of help beengone HVAC 31 09-19-2012 12:00 PM
Bubbling Toilet, Pilot Light in furnace out, extremely sick SewerBreath Plumbing 24 05-09-2011 06:38 PM
Humidifier with direct water hookup no furnace in the house sueraney HVAC 5 04-10-2011 12:55 PM
Lovin the new furnace/ tighter house Chemist1961 HVAC 2 03-14-2009 10:33 AM
Problems with new furnace..Overheating, having to reset. Furnace too big? Tommy2 HVAC 41 12-01-2008 01:55 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1