You are NOT understanding or not caring.
A nozzle and filter will NOT fix the problem. It needs to be cleaned
and then the burner needs to be set up properly. This takes expensive
equipment that any good oil serviceman has on his truck. It takes
combustion efficiency equipment (preferably digital), a stack
thermometer, an oil pressure gauge, a smoke pump and a draft gauge.
Anything less is pure bull and that "mason" firend will not have it
nor know how to operate it if he did have it.
Do it right!
Call the state, ask for his licence, and they go.."what was that name again?
Better yet, do as I did...call him, and tell him you have a job you need
done at a rental home you own there, and ask him to give you his licence
number and insurance info...you wont get it...and by law, when asked
directly they have to either give it to you, or tell you where it is
Tekkie this is your neck of the woods maybe you can help
Julie out. Julie, I am about one and half hours north of you. If
your landlord does not fix this problem to your satisfaction I would
call in a pro and deduct the cost from the rent. This is a serious
situation. If, your like most people you don't want to make waves.
But, your life may be on the line.
Thanks Barry! So far, it's been 24 hours, and the problem seems to be fixed.
No more smoke coming into the basement. But I realize the furnace needs to
be professionally serviced, so I'll have to brow-beat my landlord over this.
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