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SgtRock

06:52AM | 12/03/05
Member Since: 06/01/05
25 lifetime posts
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I realize similar questions are on here, but I haven't seen anything addressing my situation precisely.

I had a new gas furnace installed over the summer. This winter we turned it on and gas smell filled the house. I thought maybe that was normal the first useage.

But over the last couple weeks, a minor gas smell still comes out. Sometimes it's more prevelant than others.

My CO detector is almost always at zero, but pressing the "history" button reveals it's been to 25 in our upstairs bedroom. *Most* of the smell is in the downstairs kitchen when the heat kicks in.

I called my gas company today and they'll be out Monday morning.

My concern is when I had a problem previously with a gas smell, they said it's just a backdraft due to an outside wind, even though we'd experience the smell on non-windy days.

My concern is they'll chalk it up to that again and not fix anything.

(they've cleaned everything in the past btw)

What thoughts or suggestions do you have?

Should I expect to come home to a gas smell in our house? What can be done?

Thank you.

SgtRock

12:27PM | 12/03/05
Member Since: 06/01/05
25 lifetime posts
I'm sorry ... it's not gas but oil.

We have an oil furnace.

Sorry HKestenholz.

Same question though ...

SgtRock

01:07PM | 12/05/05
Member Since: 06/01/05
25 lifetime posts
Here's an update, for anybody interested.

Seems that the oil guy thinks it wasn't oil, but metal. He said he suspects that it was getting too hot in the furnace and wasn't expelling the air fast enough, which heated the metal and that smell was released.

To resolve, he turned down the heat output. He said that will make it run more efficiently too.

I'm just wondering why they don't make it as efficient as possible to begin with. Maybe because I buy my gas from them? I wonder if it can be turned down more?

Anyways, we'll have to wait a day or so to see if that resolved it.

SgtRock

01:09PM | 12/05/05
Member Since: 06/01/05
25 lifetime posts
addendem - The smell of heated metal (assuming that is what it was) was similar to oil smell in that they are both sweet smelling, and the smell was pronounced through the house.
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