04:46PM | 01/29/04
Member Since: 01/28/04
9 lifetime posts
I recently had professional for Home Depot install the direct vent gas heater in the basement. I didn't notice any smell at first untill now, but I wasn't sure where the smell coming from since we used different type of heating system for the upstair. I could smell this in the living room and other room. That why I wasn't sure where the smell coming from. Could it be from the steam heater system or the new gas heater? For the gas heater, it has a direct vent through the wall and go outside. When I look at the connection I saw there were 4 holes for connect. One said air intake which is closed by the cap. One said flue outlet which is not closed by the cap or connect to any pipe. The other two were connected to the pipe. I tried to turn off the gas heater during a day and stay upstair for the test to see if I can smell burning. The answer is I can still smell it sometime. How can I find out? Please help me. I couldn't go to sleep. Funny thing is my husband couldn't smell any of this, but he smoked. My house is directly across from the fire station. Could it be because of that?

plumber Tom

09:26AM | 01/31/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
You say a pro installed a new heater? Well you may smell some cornstarchy smell burning off and this is normal. It will go away. Ask questions to who installed the heater, they can give you better answers.


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