Home is over 160+ years old. I have had a problem with the furnace from the begining. I had put in I think 4-5 years I will have to find my papers on it for the date put in. I have lived in the house 8 years in March. When I had the furnace put in. It was putting a puddle of water in the bottom of the box and drained out all over the floor. No problem with that it will dry up per (seller that put it in). I told him to fix it. It would rust the bottom out. After a couple trips they did. Then when the freezing weather started. I was smelling gas & exhaust. At the beginning of the fan I smell a gas & exhaust smell. Three years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and still fighting but didn't get rid of the cancer. So I am confined in the house 24 hrs 7days a week. My doctor doesn't want me working, but I have a home base business and home business to make up the money as much as I can.
My retirement is I am an ex-insulator pipefitter for the Navy. So on 1 Jan this year I changed the piping that originally was put in. Both were piped outside the house at the same location just afew inches from each other. I changed the inlet to the otherside of the house on the Southwest side of the house and out near the air conditioner. I left the outlet going out from the side it has always been to the North West side of the house. When I moved the inlet to the otherside of the house when I cut the piping the inlet just fell out of the furnace hole. I am thinking what is with that?
I was able to get rid of the Gas odor, but not the exhaust odor. I have had inspectors over from two companies with the furnace the original guys and a company the next city over same furnace makers. They keep telling me if it wasn't working right it would shut down. I had the hot water tank checked and cleaned no problem there. That is the only other gas item in the house. I had the old fire place checked for a possible problem that is still connected to the hot water tank.
Since I changed the piping it is running longer than it was and getting the house warmer. I just can't get rid of the exhaust smell. My cats stay near the windows that I leave a crack open for air. At night before I go to bed I air out the house then leave a window opened a crack for good air near my bed.
I was waking up with headache's that has stopped since I changed the piping. I am afraid there is a crack in the box or that the exhaust line is a problem. My Navy experience is with ships not houses.
I was told if I contact the gas company they would throw me out of my house and shut down the house. I have no were else to go or the money to go there. I have two cats and two dogs I have no were to take as well. I expect it is a hard area to locate and that is why they don't want to fix it. That is the problem I had when it leaked water. Anything you recommend? That I should check being it seems up to me to correct.
My being nervous is not good for my medical condition and I am a reck. Please help me! Before I found out I had cancer I check the house or radon and at that time 3 years ago it was I think 18 on the scale so 4X normal rate at least.