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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
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    Why is my filter full of soot?

    Went on a call for a rental house where the tenant complained the furnace was dumping soot into the house and the filter was always black. Checked the combustion appliances and all were good.

    Then I found this on the living room table



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    High capacity soot dispersal system.

    Unfortunately the tenant was not home so I didn't get an explanation for it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
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    2,663
    Maybe smokin something else too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    660
    Yep. If it makes smoke, you get sooty filters

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Indiana
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    615
    I had a customer swear up and down that it was the furnace that was causing her curtains to get black near the registers, not the 2 packs a day of Virgina Slims and the 20 candles she constantly burned.
    The only true knowledge is the pursuit of knowledge

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    The Quad-Cities area (midwest).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thRoot View Post
    I had a customer swear up and down that it was the furnace that was causing her curtains to get black near the registers, not the 2 packs a day of Virgina Slims and the 20 candles she constantly burned.
    Thanks for the memoires. I had (almost) forgotten about customers like the one you're talking about.

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