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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2005 06:25 pm
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Hummmmm, you might want to see what is happening in the other half of the house???  What might they be cooking in there???  Using???  Might be coming from the other half???



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I am thoroughly convinced is is not anything my wife has done... unless she has a meth lab somewhere that I didn't see LOL!!  The kid swears up and down she did nothing or used nothing that would cause that.  She even said, "C'mon, if I was lying, you know I'd fess up knowing you took the dryer apart!"  Which, in reality, is quite accurate.  She has a real hard time holding onto untruthful stories.  She's a real bad liar and she knows it.

 

The smell is slowly disapating and it is very, very faint in the dryer.  Every noe and then, I get a good woosh of it as I sit at the computer, but I have yet to be able to "follow my nose" and find a source.

I'm now wondering if it could be one of the babies.  I have 2 1/2 year-old triplets and I put   nothing past them.  Maybe they hid a can of gas under the staircase....

 

 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... could my A/C compressor be the cause of this smell? Say if it were going bad?

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""what is happening in the other half of the house???  ""  I meant is the other part of this house rented to someone else, I think you said you had half of it.  What could they be doing.  Do not see a compressor causing this unless it is operated by a karosene engine.    Look outside of the house around the wall of the basement, perhaps someone dumped something on the ground and it is seeping thru the wall somewhere???



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Single family home here.  As I type this, I still smell it.

 

Gat a huge and busy weekend ahead of us, so I'm putting this on the shelf for now.  I'll get down here with a bloodhound or something on Monday...

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Ok, please keep me posted, would like to know how this comes out....;)



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Hello, my smelly friend.  You might be interested to know that back in the days when I fought with the Mujahideen against the Soviet infidels, we would make stink bombs to harass them in their camps.  Murphy's oil soap was the preferred prime ingredient because of its staying power.  Oh, my!  The residual stench of burned Murphy's oil soap would last for weeks and drive the infidels insane, causing them to sodomize each other.  Allah did not look kindly upon this transgression and they ultimately paid for their lack of integrity. 

I would submit for your consideration that your daughter's over usage of Murphy's oil soap is the root culprit for the lingering smell in your dryer.  Let us pray that you do not fall victim to the same sin as the Soviet infidels. 



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Moostafa, while your reply sounds like it was written by a Nigerian E-mail scammer with a sense of humor and experience in things that smell, I must say I might be convinced of your assesment.

However, your wishes for the sin-free results of such fumal ingestion has already been preceeded by that very sin. Moreover, the act of sodomy has been further defiled by the absence of a human partner on the day of the overwhelming temptation. With all family members at the mall and friends in basements heeding tornado warnings and not answering phones, I was forced to utilize a small canine. I'm not sure Allah would care for my trangressions, but perhaps there is some type of penance for this act? I would surely like a shot to get 40 virgins in the after life... Heck, I'd even settle for 10 real slutty Irish Setters.

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Thanks  Moostafa, Our wonderful friend in Afaganistan with the off beat sense of humor, you confirmed what I suspected all along.  The use of the Murphys Oil Soap was the only thing in the equasion that changed from when they left home and returned.  Would guess until this all gets removed, evaporated, etc. from the floor the odor will keep returning.  Hopefully less and less over time. 



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There is something to be said for the Murphy's Oil soap theory.

My wife took my truck in for an oil change, and when the truck came back, it stank of cigarette smoke. Actually, I realized it was more like the smell of ganja smoke!

After a week, I happened to lean forward getting into the truck. The smell was coming from my brand-new steering wheel cover! Close to the steering wheel, it smelled like chemicals, but after exposure to the hot sun, it smelled more like illegal herbal materials.

Glad I never got around to chewing out the manager of the oil change place. After another week of hot sun, the smell went away.

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Still stinking.  That scent still lingers.  The absolute most frustrating thing is that, no matter where I am in the house, if I get a whiff of it, I can put my nose to the vents and all surrounding areas and NOT smell a thing.

I'm beginning to think its a ghost.

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I'm beginning to think it's NOT your dryer. 



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Oh, I agree.  At this point, I am sure it is not the dryer.

This morning, I walked past my AC compressor to get to my van.  The AC was running, so the fan was kicking the air up as normal.  When I walked by, I got a quick whiff of the kerosene smell.  I stopped, put my face right over the fan and tried to find the smell again.

Nothing.

 

Now, what are the chances that my natural gas is giving this smell off as it is burned?  Like, could my gas company have changed something that does this?  The reason I ask is that when my wife turned the stove on the other day, I swore I got a real good whiff of that smell from the burner.  Of course, when I went over to it to investigate, I didn't smell it.

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Hey,

There is a gas that can be given off when the refrigerant from your ac is burnt by the gas being used in your house.But there has to be some type of refrigerant leak in your ac system,and the gas released from this burning refrigerant is dangerous.This type of gas is suppose to be odorless.

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You can get a strange type of oil or like gas smell in a dryer if you recently did any construction in home such as painting or varnishing or if you did something like resealing wooden floors and the odor will take some time to go away. I have ran across this a number of times. It will leave the clothes smelling like gas....Hope this helps....

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Yes, just use WD-40 in the same room as a gas heater and see if you can stay in the room, smells like karosene forever in my shop.....



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Well, I just could not believe that this use of Murhy's Oil Soap could possibly do this and for this long. It's been a week and a half now.

But I called the gas company today just to be sure. The guy took one step into my house and said, "I smell it. What did you use in her recently?"

He said it is 100% for sure the soap. I said, "We use that soap all the time and there is no smell ever like this. I put brushes in open jars of paint thinner just a few feet from the dryer and it never smells like this."

He shrugged his shoulders and basically said, "It does today. Give it a few weeks."

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I think the cat brought in a kill and it's rotting underneath your dishwasher... or someplace.



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Samurai Appliance Repair Man wrote: I think the cat brought in a kill and it's rotting underneath your dishwasher... or someplace.
 

After reading this, I searched hours for a dead rodent of some sort.  Eventually, the notion of aborting the search was justified in my mind by the fact that I don't have a cat.

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LMAO!  :laughing:



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