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Old 02-25-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Furnace exhaust smell

Just picked up an '03 Bambi and I have noticed that when I run the furnace there is a distinct smell outside. It also looks like the exhaust vent and the air intake vent are pretty close.

I have noticed a simialr smell in the camper when the unit is running.

Is it just because it's new? Is the intake on the outside just for combustion? I haven't connected a CO detector yet, but given the smell outside and the similar smell inside, I'm a bit concerned. Anyone else exp this?



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Old 02-25-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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I installed a new furnace in our MH this winter and the first 20 or so times it smelled a bit weird. I think it is just the manufactuing oils and such burning off. The exterior plate is an intake for combustion air as well as the exaust for the furnace.

I would still get the C02 detector as a safety device, but the smell should fade with use.

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Old 02-25-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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as for the outside that is not a problem . its made that way. you will get a smell inside for a while but i would go to home depot and buy a co2 detector. i bought one for 20 dollars that was powered buy a internal battery . that is cheap insurance. i also installed a propane detector. my wife has a way with the gas cook top . it winds up leaking gas into the motor home sometimes . if i was going to sleep in the unit i would get the co2 unit before i went to sleep. lol
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Old 02-25-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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Thanks. I agree. I've been looking into the CO detector and will install before I take a nap in it! I'm not ready for the big dirt nap yet! ;-)

I didn't think Home Depot had battery powered ones. I saw one on one of the RV places that even had an LCD readout for CO levels that was battery powered too. I use a similar one in the house.

I love this little thing! I can't wait to take it camping!

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