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Old 10-10-07, 06:31 PM
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Question Newbie here with some questions?

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I am new to this site but can see I will be psending a lot of time around these boards.

I am in the middle of rehabbing an older home. It was built in 47' but I think has had a newer boiler put in since then. I recently just fired it up and lit the pilot light after having all new gas lines ran into the house. I noticed when I turned it on and lit the pilot everything seemed fine. However, once I kicked up the heat and it started running I could smell gas. It seems to me that maybe it is not burning all of the gas. Is this normal? Should I give it a few hours to see if it clears out? I shut it all back down and closed the gas valve just in case. Thoughts and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 07:58 PM
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I'm assuming that you had contracted pros to install the gas line ? I also assume that they leak tested when they were done ?

If you smell gas, something is wrong, I wouldn't recommend waiting a few hours and trying it again.

Best advice would probably be to call a heating contractor in to check over the system.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by NJ Trooper
I'm assuming that you had contracted pros to install the gas line ? I also assume that they leak tested when they were done ?

If you smell gas, something is wrong, I wouldn't recommend waiting a few hours and trying it again.

Best advice would probably be to call a heating contractor in to check over the system.
Yes Sir!

All of the plumbing was done by a licensed contractor. I will give them a call and have them come back out and assess the problem. Thanks for your help and was hoping it was something that was simple and normal to smell at first.
 
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Old 10-11-07, 07:53 AM
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It _could_ be that simple. Ya know, when stuff starts heating up you get funny smells sometimes that go away after a while. But you probly don't wanna take chances, you may have a problem in the furnace. Might be a small price to pay for some peace of mind.
 
 

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