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White film?

Ok we have lived in our house for over 10 years. We have a boiler heat system. Recently we have notice a white film on EVERYTHING in the front room and a little bit into the room adjoining it. The only thing I can think of is it has something to do with the boiler system?! Any ideas or help?? Thanks soo much!!
 
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Are you running a humidifier?
 
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I see no way a boiler can put out anything white. It would be black soot instead.
Has someone been doing drywall or plaster repairs?
 
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Old 04-03-11, 09:19 AM
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I once had one of those 'ultrasonic' humidifiers... for long enough for it to have ruined my brand new high-end VCR (remember those?) ... those things are the worst thing ever invented. When those tiny droplets evaporate, any mineral in each droplet become airborne and go EVERYWHERE! Not to mention the spousal unit complaining about the white dust everywhere.
 
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Nope no humidifier and nobody has been doing any drywall work either. We cleaned the windows in the front room and within 2 days they were coated in the white again.
 
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Very strange! Any chance that the white stuff is some kind of mold spore?

ANYTHING new in the home?

Where is the boiler in relation to this room?
 
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Nope, nothing new. The boiler is in a small room in the basement.
 
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The film

By any chance does the dryer hose have a hole in it.? Is someone using talcom or some kind of baby powder?
Just a couple of thoughts.
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No to the powder, but will have hubby check the dryer hose. Just super odd now that the heat isn't really running we aren't noticing it as much.
 
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the only white stuff i could see coming out of the boiler is if the boiler is leaking. but for it to get all over everything would be very difficult
 
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Does the air for combustion come from indoors or outdoors? Do you have CO detectors in the home?
Do you burn wood or have a vent-less fireplace in these rooms?
What about a central vac in the basement with a blocked vent. I ran into this once and there was a white powder in the living room and master bedroom on the first floor.
 
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I will have to ask hubby about the air as I don't know. No CO detectors. We have a fireplace in the family room (not the room that gets the dust), but haven't used it this season. No central vac system.
 
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