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Old 01-11-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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PLEASE HELP!! Sticky tar residue on chimney walls!


I hope someone can help me! Moved into an old 1830s house with oil fired heating. Worked fine but now notice in the roof space and bedroom below there is a sticky tar residue on the walls. The boiler is in the washroom downstairs and these marks are where the chimney walls house the liner for the boiler. I want to move the boiler into another room, do I have to reline the chimney or is there another way I can house the flue outside through the walls. In other words do I have to use the chimney for the flue or is there another way?? I hope this makes sense
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Sounds like your chimney is leaking. Very bad situation. You could get gassed or a fire could start.
Get some CO detectors and have the chimney inpected by a professional ASAP.

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Thanks Joed, I will get someone out to look at it soon as!!
Who would I look for in the yellow pages, any idea??
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Who would I look for in the yellow pages, any idea??
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For an oil boiler get someone who is OFTEC registered.
You may find that the problems with the staining continues as the plaster will probably contain hygroscopic salts. Only hacking off and rendering with added salt retarder will stop this.
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