Another Bad Smell In Vents. Kitty Litter Odor But No Cats!? - General DIY Discussions - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 28
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Another bad smell in vents. Kitty Litter Odor but no cats!?


Just want to say that; that was some interesting writing .... and glad you got the problem resolved.

Advertisement

studio_arts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Another bad smell in vents. Kitty Litter Odor but no cats!?


I think you need not to do anything as it is rented. You should say to landlord for pest control should be there. Thnaks
agate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #18
Learning Things Every Day
 
Jay 78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MI
Posts: 555
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Another bad smell in vents. Kitty Litter Odor but no cats!?


Quote:
Originally Posted by agate View Post
I think you need not to do anything as it is rented. You should say to landlord for pest control should be there. Thnaks
You're a wee bit tardy, muchacho.
__________________
Under Construction
Jay 78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #19
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Another bad smell in vents. Kitty Litter Odor but no cats!?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wes-P View Post
Hey so here is my situation,

I am renting a small bungalow near my university. I went home for the holidays and returned 2 weeks later to a bad smell in my place. At first I thought it was just a musty smell and some candles would fix it but I was dead wrong. Its like a strong kitty litter odor, but I don't have any pets! However there are generally a **** ton of squirrels and stray cats in my area.

I don't think its some sort of electrical melting smell because when I left the place I had unplugged everything in the house except the fridge, water heater and stove.

My first guess is either something died in or some mold is growing in my air ducts because the smell seems to be coming from the vents but the smell doesn't exactly increase when the furnace turns on.

So I did an experiment and turned the heat off in the house.

I noticed when the hot water tank started its cycle the vents started smelling. I told my landlord and he said perhaps the air vented outside from the water heater is somehow getting vented back into the house. I am waiting for the water heater to do its next cycle, when it does I am going to smell the exhaust it gives off. I don't know why I would never have smelt this before though since I have been living here for about 4 months. Would weather have something to do with it? I moved here in September and its January now.

Anyway I will keep you all posted, if anybody has any ideas let me know.

-Wes
We too are having intermittent tar-like smells coming from a single room in the house and I'm starting to think it is creosote from the unused, hidden chimney stem in our newly renovated historic home. We just bought this home and the chimney is behind drywall and unused. I smell the smell from the chimney side of the house and I'm thinking that the drafts from the chimney are causing the tar-like smell (from creosote) to get carried into the vents and hollow areas around our window frames. I'm getting a chimney inspection soon. I hope this helps. Good luck. How frustrating!

Advertisement

ruthiemcw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad smell in crawl space. John_W General DIY Discussions 34 06-03-2014 01:57 PM
Ventilation - Opposing gable, limited soffit + box vents = Screwed up? darlingm Roofing/Siding 1 09-07-2011 11:13 AM
no methane gas or sewer smell of any sort coming out of any drains or vents kurt2 Plumbing 9 03-04-2011 10:43 AM
Gas Smell From Vents dingus HVAC 4 12-14-2010 09:49 AM
"Perfume" Smell from Furnace Vents Doc HVAC 6 12-29-2007 02:19 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts