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Old 03-11-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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Dog pee in an air duct?!?!??!?!!


Ok, so my dog decided to pee in one of the ducts located on the floor. I don't really know much about HVAC. So my question is, how do I clean it? I searched and only found info on how to clean out dust. Could I just pour some sort of liquid cleaner down the same spot were the dog peed? The vent that got peed in is on the main floor, and I can now smell it coming out of one of the vents in the basement. I've turned off my heat just in case. Please help!!!!

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Might want a tech to see where it ran to.
Cleaner in the wrong place can do far more harm then good.

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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chihuahua? St Bernard? track the wet flow from duct to lowest point. you may find it's pooled in a dip somewhere and may be able to be wet-toweled out from a different approach. how big are the ducts? how accessible? could you remove a section and replace easily? lots of variables, but it can stink for years if you don't fix it.

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
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Oh man. I confess I don't have any pointers, but I'm keeping my dachshund away from the floor ducts. Yikes.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
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Kitty Litter! Throw generous quantities in on top, let it sit there for a few days, then vacuum it with a ShopVac.

Works good on oil spills on the driveway also!
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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Had a job years ago with a sleazy rooming house and the bums used the return duct for a latrine. Gross!! My sheet metal guy had to replace the ducts and was not happy
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:24 AM   #7
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Subiefan, You may have a bigger issue. Dogs return to the scene of the crime.
If the vent is exposed I would clean it by dismantling, even clen insied the joints with pine sol or a pet odur cleaner, not a spray, I mean scrub it. Then spray with a neutraliser

But I would also try to figure what the dog smelled to attract him to that spot. Scrub the walls, heat vent, carpet or flooring evrywhere around or you will have a repeat offender.
Bets of luck.
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Throw the bumb out !! No dogs allowed inside my home .. Except me
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
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"scene of the crime?" Damn, he's a dawg and just markin his territory.
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Little late ,just joined,but had same problem,bleach n water,they say 1to10,but like a bit stronger,1/4c and fill sprayer w/water,I use all time when accident on floor,soak up,spray wait 10 mins wipe up.Back to vent,I'd spray quite a bit to follow doggie pee,after spraying with this nothing smells again,the problem I had was a rusted vent cover,so will have to watch vent for rusting and replace when have to.This bleach solution works as disinfectent also.Hope this helps you.

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