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    The part of the house in question was built in...

    The part of the house in question was built in 2007. Assuming that it passed building codes and was built with common practices at the time:

    1) Is the concensus that the furnace will not provide a...
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    Since the section of attic has a flat roof a...

    Since the section of attic has a flat roof a ridge vent is not an option there. There are soffit vents in both sections of the attic\roof.
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    I don't disagree. I'm trying to understand how it...

    I don't disagree. I'm trying to understand how it applies to my case.
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    OK. Passive Vents. Gable Vent or...

    OK. Passive Vents. Gable Vent or Pot\Mushroom\Turtle vent(s)? Note that the roof for the attic area in question is lower than the roof in the adjacent attic area - in case that influences the...
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    Based on the fact I cannot afford to make my...

    Based on the fact I cannot afford to make my attic a conditioned space, I'll have to leave the attic unconditioned.
    That part of the attic has no passive ventilation for the soffit vents, no ridge...
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    I'd prefer to buy a new furnance and foam the...

    I'd prefer to buy a new furnance and foam the attic. Heck, I'd prefer to move the furnace from the attic to the basement and foam the attic anyway. In both cases I don't have the money to afford the...
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    The pull-down stairs is about about 1'-3' from...

    The pull-down stairs is about about 1'-3' from the furnace. I put an attic stair cover in this summer (5 pieces of foamboard. Last fall I doubled up the batt insulation. There was an R21(faced)...
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    The ridge vent, soffit vents, location of the...

    The ridge vent, soffit vents, location of the furnace, and exhaust stack are the existing state of the attic(s).
    My concern is with the hot, humid air in the "stem" portion of the roof. I can't...
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    I apologize if it's unclear in my post... ...

    I apologize if it's unclear in my post...

    "Fresh" combustion air for the furnace is coming from the soffit vents from both roofs. The furnace has a stack which penetrates the flat roof and is...
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    venting gas furnace in attic

    Recently moved into home in Eastern MA(Zone 5?) and have a 2 story 3K sqft home. There are 3 gas furnaces and AC units. One of the furnaces is in the attic. The roof is a "T" shaped Gable roof. The...
  12. It took about a month of calling (probably not a...

    It took about a month of calling (probably not a bad sign that the plumber is busy) but, I finally reached someone at the reference that Jim provided. Unfortunately, I am out of their service area....
  13. FWIW I called my oil company again to follow...

    FWIW

    I called my oil company again to follow up on the annual service they (should have) provided and they forwarded me to the manager. He tried to convince me of two things: 1) "No one ever died...
  14. Thanks Jim. I will look them up.

    Thanks Jim. I will look them up.
  15. Thanks guys. I'm glad to know there are...

    Thanks guys. I'm glad to know there are professionals out there. Unfortunately for me I still need one. I checked the Contractor Map and there isn't one in my area. The closest one is 40 miles...
  16. tips - The boiler guy had some sort of meter. ...

    tips - The boiler guy had some sort of meter. After inserting it into the flu vent, he mentioned that my venting was good. Based on those indicators, I'm guessing it was some kind of airflow meter....
  17. High CO readings from old Oil Boiler.Should I be worried?

    I had my (1400s sq ft; 2 floor) house reviewed for energy efficiency recently. The guy stuck a probe in the flue of my oil boiler and gas water heater. He showed me Carbon Monoxide levels from the...
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