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Old 03-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry for the late reply, I'm getting over pneumonia in my left lung, bronchitis in both and a sinus infection as well. And the fumes aren't exactly helping. I finally started listening to the doctor and I've been resting in bed. That was two things that were real hard for me to do, listening to the doc and sitting around doing absolutely nothing.

jsheridan, somehow I missed your first post, I'll call the number tomorrow and see what they say. I originally was going to ask the paint employees at Lowes but figured they probably not know or know correctly, that's why I asked on here. I was sure I'd get some worthwhile advice on here, and I am.

ChrisN, I would have though that the drawers would have completely degassed by now as well. But the thing is, I have some quilts and other clothes in those dressers and it all smells like some sort of chemical, you get a fairly good whiff (I'm not exactly sure what formaldehyde smells like for sure, but what other chemical would have been used instead) as soon as you pull the drawers open.

ToolSeeker, what kind of place could I take a drawer to have it tested? I thought about calling the local health dept. but I'm pretty sure that it would be a complete waste of time. It seems that few or no county employees care to help people in my neck of the woods.


If I could just seal/paint over them with something that would definitely keep the odor covered permanently then it would be the fastest and most simple way. There's a total of fifteen drawers and the bottoms of three counter tops. Easier and cheaper than having to replace them all. Although I'd like to change the tops as soon as finances let me.

Thanks again everyone for the replies, Richard


P.S. I'll be sure to let everyone know what happens and if I can find some kind of paint/sealer that will work.
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I may or not be back. I love you guys talking about gases when they are solid or liquid chemicals. Bout to go catch me some early season tadpoles. Pickled for summer lunch in formaldahyde. Wish I had me some F-gas? Now that it is finally up to 50 I could net me some butterflies.
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I have some quilts and other clothes in those dressers and it all smells like some sort of chemical
I have drawers that old and the things in them smell just from being unused for a few years and the drawer smells when I wipe it with a wet paper towel, but dirt comes off so I do it anyway. Wash the items in the drawer and clean the drawer with wet paper towels. It will probably smell more when it's wet and smell less when it's dry and full of clean clothes and quilts.

Oh, and some fabrics smell because of how they're made. I had a shirt like that and I bought some sheets in BB&B several months ago that still smell after several washings. I bet that's the problem and it will take many, many more washings for the smell to go away. Smell the fabrics after you wash them and you may be able to identify the stinky one. And don't buy sheets in BB&B.
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I may or not be back. I love you guys talking about gases when they are solid or liquid chemicals. Bout to go catch me some early season tadpoles. Pickled for summer lunch in formaldahyde. Wish I had me some F-gas? Now that it is finally up to 50 I could net me some butterflies.



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Formaldehyde is a gas at room temperatures and when it is involved in certain chemical degradation reactions, such as we may be discussing here...However, to go out an buy some, you usually get formaldehyde dissolved in water, about 37% if memory serves. That's the product they used in mortuaries. Still "formaldehyde", though.

It's a very pungent gas, noticeable in the ~50 parts per billion range in homes. You couldn't breathe if for very long, but you'd know it if you did.
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I am guessing something else is outgassing in this situation?

OP could open a window?

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