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smell from central heating pipes

Postby prob » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:38 am

We moved recently and our new house has central heating pipes running throu the corner of one of the bedrooms. We had these pipes boxed in but now notice quite a strong smell - hard to describe, a bit 'fishy'/'musty'? coming from them. There is no leakage. What could be causing this and how do we overcome it. Thanks a lot.
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Postby Mark Br » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:10 pm

"Musty" - Are you sure your pipes aren't leaking?

If you have a sealed system is the pressure dropping and if an open system is there any evidence of the header tank topping up the system?
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Postby Skids » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:58 pm

Hi prob,

Anyone lost a cat locally, they normally get themselves trapped, no seriously, if there is no pressure loss it could be something now dead smelling, and when the pipes get hot it gets worse.


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Postby LIMEBEE » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:35 pm

This might be the same problem that I have. Sorry, I don't have an answer, can anybody help get rid of the "dead animal" smell that does get worse when the heating is on. Other than lifting the whole floor is there a way to stop the smell, maybe spray some disinfectant or bleach between the floorboards!

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Postby htg engineer » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:23 pm

Masking the smell wont solve it, find the problem and repair.

To get rid of the smell after the repair use lime to neutralise to odour.

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