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  1. #1
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    Trapped smokepipe !

    Found this gem with a Winkler low pressure oil burner and trapped smokepipe. I thought the smokepipe fell down in the dimly lit basement, then I broke out the droplight. Still haven't figured it out. Whatcha all think??
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    KX500......the original big green meanie

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    Not that its right by any means but looks like its been running like that for years. That just scary!

  3. #3
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    Yeah, it's been like that for a very long time, probably decades.
    KX500......the original big green meanie

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    Those low pressure dudes are tough old birds!!!

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    Just a thought....The barometric damper had to be at a level below the top of the boiler?

    OR, too much beer, no installation manual.
    Never give up; Never surrender!

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    Hey, I know whats wrong, He forgot the drip leg.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    It's weird, i tell ya. It would have run like this for a very long time. I don't understand how flue products are supposed to go downhill. Maybe it's a low pressure thing?!??
    KX500......the original big green meanie

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    .....and the "Dip Stick" forgot the dip stick!!

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    I thought the cellar looked kinda familiar with the rock foundation.

    Then I saw the location, Lancaster, my home town.

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    Sweet...hasn't killed anybody yet has it..???
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    The barometric damper is the kicker!

    Pure awesome.
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    10mm, because it's better than .45acp

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  13. #13
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    OOPs, that work is older than me. It's just that the cellar looked like the old homestead's one.

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