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Old 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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propane smell coming out of new unit

I just got a new "gas pack" installed and there is a slight (sometimes moderate) smell coming out of the unit that is somewhat bothersome to my neighbor, whose house is a few feet away. The unit was installed 2 weeks ago. Is this a normal odor to be coming out of the unit on the outside of the house?


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Old 04-08-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think so. I would get those folks back there ASAP, sounds like you have a leak


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Old 04-08-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Get your installer back out there to check it out. They' ll be happy to answer your questions and be sure unit is working/ installed properly. By the way do this ASAP!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:12 PM   #4
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Propane tank low??

If the tank is running low the additives tend to become more concentrated and you get an abnormally strong odor. dont rule out a leak, but ive seen this with propane stoves. when the tank gets low the smell is quite strong.
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