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Posted: 02/11/19 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hoping someone could help me out here. so I basically live in my rv up in alberta Canada, -25c usually in the winter...just as of late when my furnace kicks in I get a strong exhaust smell inside the unit and it seems the exhaust isn't blowing out with much force anymore. any ideas as to why this is happening??? after a min or 2 the leak seems to stop and all is fine.

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Posted: 02/11/19 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't help you with your specific problem but I sure wouldn't be using the furnace AT ALL if there was any hint at all that it could be leaking killer CO into the trailer, regardless of how cold it may be outside.


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Posted: 02/11/19 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make/Model of your RV?

You smelling exhaust you need to stop using it now.

Sounds to me like its rusted thru the heat exchanger.
Need to have it pulled out and throughly inspected.


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x2 this is a killer ,call a mobil tech if your not sure of working on it. or maybe its time to be replaced?

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Posted: 02/11/19 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time for a pro inspection and repair.


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Posted: 02/11/19 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First check you CO detector is working and has fresh batteries.

Furnace probably needs to come out for disassembly and inspection. My guess you have some type of animal or nest in or on the firebox, cracked fire box or misaligned or faulty exhaust port.
Restricted vent may also cause overheating of the fire box.


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Posted: 02/11/19 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dirt Dabbers and wasps often build in the outside vent in warm season when furnace is not used. Over time it accumulates and restricts the venting when in use.

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HEY THX ALL, took it all apart and theres a hole in the piping thats where the leak is from..gonna take it to a welder and see if its fixable, thx for all the replys

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And check that u have a functioning carbon monoxide detector


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You say hole in the piping, if that is part of the heat exchanger then DO NOT try to weld it, it must be replaced.

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