flood damage to furnace

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Old 04-16-07, 12:54 PM
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Mine routinely floods, let it dry and giver it a good WD 40 shot. then wait a little . The key is to be quick before corrosin sets in.
 

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flood damage to furnace

basement flooded for the frst time in 30 years. havent pumped it out yet so i dont know what is damaged. my furnance is oil fired steam.after basement is pumped, if the furnace was under water, can i try to restart it ? or should i just call the repair guys and let them check it ?
 
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Flooded Basement

I suggest letting the service guy have a look. He will probably replace any electrical components which have gotten wet.
 
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So you were one of the lucky ones to get flooded eh? I still gotta go out tonight to fix some burners that are still flooded.

You can try to reset the furnace yourself but there isn't a guarentee that it will work. Just because it got wet doesn't mean it won't work. But if its STILL wet when you try to turn it on, it will probably fry itsself. Get as much water as possible out of the area before you attempt to reset it to try to prevent you from getting shocked. Same thing if you call someone, get as much water out as possible before they come or they may just leave.
 
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If the burner motor has gotten water in it, it's toast. Maybe not right away but it isn't long for this world. If water has gotten into the chamber, the liner may have collased. I still suggest having a pro look at it.
 
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I had a house about 4 years ago that got flooded. The motor is still kicking with no problems what so ever and it was one of the older styles(big black one). The motor is one of the more common parts to go but they don't always go. I've also never seen a chamber fall in when its been flooded. Not saying it can't happen but I haven't see it. Yet. But Grady is right, having a pro come in and check it is your best option.
 
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