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VULCAN oil heater c.1975 UNUSED oil in tank on outside wall. 2 months continuous airflow. Tried turning knob every way, pushing button up/down = ON/OFF (?), unit NEVER USED and will NEVER BE USED.

Refer question above. KoKo's answer hasn't helped. No Model # or manual available. Need to know please: (1) HOW TURN OFF AIRFLOW (that's really it)!! (2) IS UNIT DANGEROUS (oil unused for decades)? (3) why has AIRFLOW suddenly occurred? (4) IS unit SO OLD - its components no longer work..?? (5) Potential FIRE HAZARD with oil or did oil evaporate? (6) Sorry so vague, tried all visible (push/pull)... HELP!

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Not quite sure what is asked, but if you just need to turn off the airflow a breaker or fuse box should be nearby. Flip the breaker and/or remove the fuse. Fuel oil is always dangerous... even a small amount. The lines will still have vapors. Best to remove this unit or flush out the tank and lines and block it off.

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