I have a 21 year old Carrier oil furnace that Friday evening started
making an unusual smell, hard to describe, maybe sort of acrid.
At the start of the weekend, of course, and I found a modest
amount of "smoke" curling up from both the left and right sides of the
burner. On the left it's right between the round air intake and the
wall that has the fire chamber on the other side. On the right, no
air intake but same place.
I can't manage to see better with a mirror.
I thought until Tuesday I could just plug the hole with GE Hi-temp
silicone sealant. I've seen that used on my neighbor's oil furnace
and it doesn't seem damaged by the heat. But I haven't found
the hole. There must be a hole.
It's cold out, so I'd like some advice to get through the weekend warm
but without making things worse. Or maybe until the middle of
march, when I'm going away for two weeks and I shouldn't need heat
when I get back. Then I can buy a new furnace.
The CO detector is brand new, upstairs in my bedroom and shows zero
Any help would be appreciated.