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jodios

06:07AM | 07/20/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
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We just moved into our new home about 2 months ago. We have a 3 bedroom back to front split ranch. The middle bedroom has a strong rubber odor. I can't for the life of me figure out what is causing it. The 2 bedrooms and either side, the attic and the family room below have no odor.

We do have a screen in porch - the porch roof is beneath the windows in this bedroom. Could it be from the sun hitting the tar? The roof is VERY old and needs to be replaced. But, when I stick my head out the window - there seems to be no odor out there.

We recently had an electrician install a ceiling fan - he noticed the smell but didn't seem concerned that it was wiring.

We have a forced hot air vent - but it doesn't seem to be coming from that.

It defnitely doesn't not smell like a dead animal....

ANY OTHER IDEAS? Suggestions on how to pinpoint it?

PLEASE HELP!!

k2

09:29AM | 07/20/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi jodios,

One thing I wonder is if there might be a rubber belt nearby. Like, do you store a vacuum cleaner in there, or is it near the heating/air conditioning unit?

This should probably be in the "Miscellaneous" forum (not "Accessibility"--which has more to do with handicap access and the like)....You might get more feedback over there.

Good luck on this; such odors can be tough to figure out!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

Moderator, Miscellaneous Forum

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Miscellaneous

jodios

10:04AM | 07/20/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
4 lifetime posts
Hi K2

I'm new around here...thanks for the tip - I posted it on the misc board.

Unfortunately, there is nothing in that room other than winter coats and a bed! It's just so frustrating!!!

BV001981

06:09PM | 09/01/13
I had a similar issue. Check the light fixture in the bedroom. I had a ceiling fan that when it was on it would give off a fishy smell. Once I replaced it. The issue was gone.
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