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Old 07-30-2011, 09:12 PM   #46
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the furnace does pull air in from any place around that that penetration on the outside wall the closet has to be the total return with those sheet rock mounted grills.SUB you need to run the supply fan only to see if you get the smell first with the brown doors closed as usual the again next smoke out with them open

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Well, perhaps the smoke smell is coming from the neighbor's apartment instead?

Do you mean the folding closet door?
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I cannot explain it any clearer but if you know a handyperson who can do some carpentry or call a HVAC tech and have them read my post it should be fairly straightforward.

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There is information stuck to the unit with the company that installed it's info. I'll call them. If I understand correctly (I'm really trying!) it sounds like a seal is broken, and to fix my problem, it just needs to be sealed with silicone? Either way, thank you VERY much, and I'm soooo looking forward to getting this fixed!
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Oh. I totally missed this part of your post, at the bottom: "You need to get it resealed outside and possibly inside with whatever method they originally used. Silicone won't stick to mastic and vice versa."

Got it! Thanks again
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yes the folding doors if you leave them open with just the fan on and the smoking going on that might limit the air being drawn into the closet from the outside thru the leaks on that outter wall the condenser grills go thru..good luck

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