01:14PM | 01/10/06
Member Since: 10/09/05
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Hi all,

We bought this house in April of last year and when we moved in we noticed that after cleaning the windows there was a "black soot" that was wiped off. We have a 2 zone oil burner that is only 1.5 years old. We also have a fireplace that has a propane insert in it. The fireplace can be used with the propane insert logs or with regular wood, but we choose to keep the ceramic logs in place and pay for the propane. We had the fire placed "serviced" before winter. We continue to wipe away soot from windows. To the naked eye, it is not visible on the walls, but when you wipe the walls or ceilings, you get a black towel. Is this something that can be related to our oil burner? the burner is in the basement and I cant imagine anything making it up to the top floor (it is a 3000sq ft house). I know that baseboards can cause build up above them, but this problem is 10 fold compared to that as it is everywhere on the walls, ceilings and windows.. Any ideas or opinions would be appreciated.





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