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Gas hot water tank odor

Posted by kel3 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 26, 11 at 18:20

My husband installed a new gas hot water tank a couple of months ago (I had asked another question about it back then). It is installed in a fairly large enclosed furnace room in our basement. When you open the door, you can definitely smell natural gas. With the old hot water tank (gas as well), there was no odor. My husband has checked it and made sure everything was tight, but there is still the odor. Is this normal with some natural gas tanks or should we be concerned and do some more investigating?


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RE: Gas hot water tank odor

You should not be smelling natural gas. The gas itself is odorless. An additive is mixed in so when you smell it, something is amiss.


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RE: Gas hot water tank odor

Buy some leak check and hit EVERY joint.

Even a tiny leak will smell, and the leak check will find it.


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RE: Gas hot water tank odor

Thanks for your responses. I will look for some leak check at Lowes or Home Depot tomorrow.


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