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Old 09-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Fuel Oil Stank!!!

I changed the original oil burner in my crawlspace 5 years ago and still I get the odd wiff of fuel oil.Anyone have a smell killing remedy???


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Old 09-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Fuel Oil Stank!!!

Fuel oil is pretty clingy, but this might work:

A trick I learned in the Auto salvage business....
We had a car that had a body in it for some time, and it was not even hurt that bad, run & drive, but the smell was so darn bad, nobobdy wanted to touch it.
An ex cop one day told me that coffee grounds would kill the smell. You take fresh coffee grounds and place a layer in a pan, put it on a hot plate and let er go for a while. Might work?


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Old 09-25-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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Fuel Oil Stank!!!

Remove the ductwork and scrub it with dawn dishwashing detergent until all oil is gone. Rinse, reinstall.
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