OK - here's one for you all: We just had our kitchen remodeled and
except for the tile floor everything was new and top quality. That's
walls, all wood cabinets, granite counters, all SS appliances, new
plumbing (abs), etc. Works great, looks great.
Problem is that there are so many industrial smells its driving us
crazy. Everything from the finish on the cabinets to the interior
finishes to the abs aroma to the silicone used to seal all the
I know this supposedly "comes with the territory" but if anyone has
hastened the elimination of these odors please advise what you did?
This is not complaining but more of wishful thinking. Anyone???
On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:09:39 PM UTC-7, net cop wrote:
Oh, no, he's not!!! Don't patronize! I wish more people would wake up to the all the chemical s---t that's being peddled to us in furniture, textiles, even children's clothes!!
People are driven to pay more for "organic" products because they can be made seriously ill by these toxic odors!! Especially important for infants and children whose breathing machinery is still very susceptible.
My house stuff is so old it's from an era before everything was saturated with chemicals. But if I have to replace, I'm sure going to check it out before I let it in the house, even though I am probably not as sensitive as Bob.
Bob, U R Mean. I was born in the middle of the last century when tobacco
smoke was produced by all adults and even inanimate objects
such as automobiles when the windows were rolled up or even the TV sets
of the era, especially when The Marlboro Man commercials came on. I'm
hyper sensitive to tobacco smoke because of my exposure to it during my
childhood and even when I was in the womb. I was grown before I found
out that my mother chain smoked while pregnant with me. Environmental
pollution both indoors and out has caused me all sorts of breathing
problems my whole life. I have a great deal of sympathy for Bob and
those people I know who are more sensitive to air pollution than I am.
You big meanie! ^_^
I'm thinking that ventilation is the answer, and a
couple fans. Sounds like lots of vapors coming
out of the finish, or the manufacture. It can be a
real problem, for sure. Pump all that organic vapor
outdoors, and it should lighten up after a while.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/13/2013 11:35 PM, Higgs Boson wrote:
people would wake up to the all the chemical s---t
that's being peddled to us in furniture, textiles,
even children's clothes!!
because they can be made seriously ill by these toxic
odors!! Especially important for infants and children
whose breathing machinery is still very susceptible.
everything was saturated with chemicals. But if I
have to replace, I'm sure going to check it out before
I let it in the house, even though I am probably not
as sensitive as Bob.
put into the window a 'slow' vent fan that gently pipes the air outside.
Hang plastic strips in the kitchen doorways to make easy access. With
those two things you'll get a slight negative pressure inside the kitchen
sucking air from the rest of the house venting that airoutside so you
won't get diffusing odors everywhere, BUT the key is SLOW fan. Not sure if
it will overheat, but can put a fan on a dimmer switch?
You go get him my elemental particle friend. I'm one of those hyper
sensitive people. It kept me out of the military four decades ago and
tobacco smoke is like pepper spray to me. I was born in the middle of
the last century when everyone smoked. Mom smoked, Dad smoked, the dog
and the cat smoked even the squirrels and the pigeons smoked. The cars
of that era had built in tobacco smoke generators that spewed smoke as
soon as the windows were rolled up. All sorts of irritants coming out
of various products cause my sinuses to slam shut and I can't breathe.
I can become asthmatic and will start wheezing like a squeaky toy if I'm
exposed to the wrong stuff. I know folks who are more sensitive to
pollutants than I am so I have the utmost sympathy for Bob. O_o
After putting in new mattress in bedroom I had to run air cleaner with
Ozone would just be a short fix, but may introduce other odors. This is
only done with vacant kitchen, sealed off.
No different than getting rid of other smells. Open windows and run a
fan or fans to ventilate where the smells are coming from.
I've been doing that in my basement over a month now because it
But if I had your problem, I'd probably cook up some bacon every day
for a week or so and go on a BLT binge.
* I worked on a commercial office building renovation several years ago.
Everything was new. The company had their own environmental engineers and
they required that the building be "Degassed" for two weeks before anyone
could occupy the space. The air handlers were run 24 hours a day for two
weeks with fresh air coming in from open windows.
I think living with open windows for a while will be the simplest solution
for you. The problem will diminish with time.
Thanks to all of you and your suggestions. I know that I am NOT alone
now. Open doors and venting will be the way for the forseeable future
(or until the snow falls here in NE).
Regarding Dufus' smoking... I think you grew up in the same household
as I did. I never smoked and could never stand it. I never thought I
would see the day were most public smoking was taboo like it is now.
I remember long trips when I was really young with 4-5 adults in the
car with all the windows up and all of them smoking. Looked like
Cheech and Chong's car going down the road. I used to curl up on the
floor in an attempt to get some breathable air.
Take care all.
Bob, I feel your pain...ful sinuses, it gets me all the time. I've had
physicians doubt me when I told them I could tell when the driver of a
car in front of me on the interstate was smoking because I could smell
it. The most relief I've ever had was when a doctor prescribed a steroid
nasal spray for me some years ago. With my present heart disease I don't
know if I could ever use that type of nasal spray now. ^_^
On Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:52:42 -0700, The Daring Dufas
I BELIEVE YOU! Really a lot of stinkers on the road. They don't even have
to be actively smoking, just carrying a lot of residue. What gets me more
is when I smell the ketones boiling off an alcoholic while they're
driving! The minute I smell THAT, look around for the offender and avoid,
avoid, avoid. Especially, if it's a cop car.
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