07:03PM | 10/06/04
Member Since: 10/05/04
1 lifetime posts
I recently purchased a new home, it was a 1900's row house that was gutted. There is a small crawl space and it's dry and no standing water. When I smell around the furnace and air returns I smell a mildew/dirty socks smell. I'm pretty sure it's not a mositure problem and wonder what could be the cause and way to correct the problem.


Smelly Furnace



02:51PM | 10/07/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Is it a gas furnace?? That might be a gas leak you're smelling. Get soapy gas leak detector and paint the joints with it. Bubbles will indicate a leak. If you're not sure call a heating service technician. C.


09:09AM | 10/16/04
Member Since: 10/14/04
5 lifetime posts
my neighbor had the same problem but not the same smell.. so first make sure there are no sweety socks aroud it then if thats not hte problem you call a cleaner adn get him to clean it.... then you wnat ot buy gym bag odor and spray about 3 cans of it around it.

look for me at the hame depot on saturdays dressed like bob vila ill be signing autographs it you would want one





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