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  1. #14
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    You need a qualified CO expert to look at the furnace. Does the new boiler and water heater vent into the same pipe?

    You may have a new atmospheric boiler that has a draft hood. You could have such a high draft in the flue pipe which is creating a curtain/eddy effect which is making the boiler spill into the room. Your old boiler had a barometric damper with no draft hood. This made the boiler vent happily up the flue pipe. The fix to your issue would have a qualified CO/Combustion technician get rid of the draft hood and install a barometric damper with a spill switch to the new boiler and water heater.

    I would also invest in a low level CO monitor. I would turn your appliances off until then.

  2. #15
    Thanks for the reply. There is not separate hot water heater -- it is an indirect one running off another zone. The boiler, a Burnham ES2, is atmospheric and is connected to the existing, relined chimney. The flue damper is motorized. Since I have left the door to the utility area open I have had a zero reading on my new CO detector and zero from the fire department's more sophisticated one.

    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    You need a qualified CO expert to look at the furnace. Does the new boiler and water heater vent into the same pipe?

    You may have a new atmospheric boiler that has a draft hood. You could have such a high draft in the flue pipe which is creating a curtain/eddy effect which is making the boiler spill into the room. Your old boiler had a barometric damper with no draft hood. This made the boiler vent happily up the flue pipe. The fix to your issue would have a qualified CO/Combustion technician get rid of the draft hood and install a barometric damper with a spill switch to the new boiler and water heater.

    I would also invest in a low level CO monitor. I would turn your appliances off until then.

  3. #16
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    Th potential for trouble still exists if something as simple as closing a door gives rise to generating carbon monoxide.
    DO NOT TAKE YOUR SAFETY FOR GRANTED.
    You need to have your system inspected by someone trained in combustion analysis to provide a permanent solution.

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    another thing is a co detector relies on humidity to carry the co to the detector!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwilliams View Post
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