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jal044 09-20-2012 11:27 AM

Cat box aroma going through vents into house
I have cat boxes in the basement and the smell from them goes up the ducts. Is there anything I could put into the ducts so that the vents do not get the cat box aroma. I have a heat pump and that is what I use for my heat and air. Please help.

JJboy 09-20-2012 11:38 AM

move the cat box or get a dog. :laughing:

creeper 09-20-2012 11:48 AM

Clean the kat box more often

how 09-20-2012 11:53 AM

I put a small computer fan in a flexible dryer vent and ran it from above the cat box to the outside.

allthumbsdiy 09-20-2012 12:41 PM

I would first check to make sure the litter box is not near any returns...

biggles 09-20-2012 02:25 PM

if you have no supply ducts cooling the basement then why are you pulling basement air into the house return should be from the 1st floor conditioned space...if you have anything sucking return air with the fan on in that basement block it off.

av-geek 09-21-2012 02:48 PM

I am thinking your cat litter box is in the basement near the HVAC system. If that's the case, check and make sure all the doors are properly installed on your air handler, and that the gaskets are not leaking, and drafting air into the unit. I would also check for duct leaks on your returns. Purchase a small bucket of "mastic" or air duct sealant. (it's a gray puddy looking stuff) from the hardware store and seal any leaks you find. The easiest way to find air duct leaks in an intake duct I have found is to take a small piece of paper and run it across any joints. If the paper sticks, you have a leak!

ionized 09-21-2012 02:55 PM


qbert 09-21-2012 03:59 PM

hvac guys love kittie pans

Marty S. 09-21-2012 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by qbert (Post 1014634)
hvac guys love kittie pans

Yep. Nothing could be better than working right next to a couple litter boxes, even better is when kitty comes down and drops off a fresh load.:censored:

I do kind of enjoy when the burners and heat exchanger rust out five times faster then they should from the litter box fumes. Caching $! Sorry that was mean:laughing:

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