Question about Heating & Cooling
Our boiler is in the utility room, and at times the smell is obnoxious
If you are using a Cheap Heating Oil then you should regularly clean the boiler and its room. Don't let water spread on the floor or under the heater it will start smelling bad.
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
Good luck with that. There are fuel additives that you can use ... some will reduce the smell a little. Make sure your heaters are properly adjusted and absolutely clean. I have been around kero for many years, my parents cooked with kero in the 40's. You may want to consider another kind of auxiliary heat. Natual gas is of course the best followed by electric and propane then fuel oil depending on what options are actually available to you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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What is the pressure setting on the air pump? The air pump delivers the fuel. the correct pump pressure deluvers the correct ampunt of fuel. Wrong amount of fuel/air ratio produces a stink!
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
When you have a smell from a Monitor you have a real problem. You need to get to the bottom of the problem as soon as possible due to the chance of CO gas. If the heater was just serviced I would look at the connection for the exhaust on the back of the stove. The little Z pipe needs to be all the way in on both sides. Monitors are close to the wall and sometimes it's very hard to get that pipe all the way in. Since it is a serious problem I would look at all the gaskets on the burner and heat exchanger to be sure none are missing or broken.
I can't stress this enough. If you are smelling fumes from a Monitor you must get to the bottom of it before you continue to use the heater.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
It is posible that your heater is burning fumes from paint, varnish or stain and some times carpet cleaners or other household cleaners. I work for a utility company. We get called to homes for a lighter fluid/kerosene smell quit often. Most of the time it is from the fumes burning off on a standing pilot gas oven. The odor collects in the oven and is released in the customers face when they open the oven door. This will happen with any open flame appliance when exposed to these fumes.
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
Sounds like its ready for a tune up kit,(spark plug--vanes-- filters)nd a full cleanning. oh yes , they do have kits for these at a lawnmower shop!
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
Does it smell like raw kerosene or exhaust. If it smells like kerosene it sounds like you may have a fuel leak. If you can remove the grill, look inside and check for any kerosene in the bottom and in the tray under the heater. You should also check your fuel line for leaks. If it smells like exhaust look inside and on back of the heater for any black soot marks. There are a couple of o-rings, 1 in the exhaust connection in back of the heater and 1 in the flue pipe where the exhaust from the heater connects. There's also several gaskets in the combustion chamber that could be leaking. Hope this helps. If you need any more info, you can send me an email (email@example.com).
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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