Not absolutely, and that is my game plan for tomorrow, if it gets above
50 degrees- coin-op car wash the removable mats, and get a large spray
can of the vacuum-out shampoo for the non-removable carpet. If that
seems to help, take the car to a detail shop and get the interior
steamed, or whatever.
Old cop cars and old pickup trucks had it right- anything other than a
rubber floor in a work vehicle is a mistake...
I bet if you used a dog, it may locate the odor. "Willow", a chocolate
Lab visited our house recently. She dug up some of my dog's toys -
buried rib bones and raw hides
Watch the dog when in the van and observe where she may focus and
Baking Soda on the carpet, a sitting bowl of vinegar will also take
out some orders.
We had a bird fall down our chimney last evening, thankfully before it was
too dark for my aged eyes to cope. Oh blanketty blank, thought I. I've been
here before several times. I got all the kit together to remove the gas fire
and the blanking board around the chimney. Flutter, flutter as I was trying
to help the poor beastie escape.
Here on the Right Side of The Pond there is now some doubt as to whether I
should have legally disconnected the gas pipe prior to lifting the fire off
the wall ( but blow that, I shall). I was about to remove the sealed backing
plate (which would have caused serious hassle in reinstallation, when the
bird flew out through the small ventillation gap and went directly out of
the previously opened patio door. No mess or crap in the house! Success.
Job done, fire reinstalled and gas reconnected.
Our wolf was then allowed into the room and immediately focussed upon the
fire and knew there were odd issues that he should resolve. I smiled
watching him in puzzlement.
I wouldn't waste my time cleaning things until I found where the smell
was coming from. Airing it out that someone said is agood idea. If
you can't find any smell after that, put your nose really close to
things, a half or a hundredth of an inch, and also come back in 10
minutes, 20, 30 until you do start to smell it and then follow the
smell to the source.
They did some game somewhere where they had people acting like dogs
and tracking down chocolate syrump or soemthing on the ground,
invisible, and they quite good at it. Following a trail, left here,
right there. Just random people. You can do it too.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote in
A bit like trying to explain how sex feels, no?
An easy (very easy) test. Even easier now with summer coming: Next time you
come across a dead raccoon, skunk (well, maybe not a skunk), woodchuck or
other larger mammalian roadkill that's been lying there in the sun for more
than a week, park your car, get out, and just, well, stand downwind and
fill your nostrils with that delectable aroma for a while. Ever had a
mouse die inside your walls after you laid out poison? Similar smell.
Now, after all that, try and tell anybody that the odor you just
experienced is in any way comparable to fungus or mold.
For a "power level" experience of the same "dead body" smell, get a good
whiff of aged dead deer at high-summer. A deer is about the weight of a
man. That kind of meaty mass makes a majorly vomitous stink as it
decomposes. What did Dresden smell like in late May, 1945?
Rotting log? Compost? Mold? Fungus? None of those offer the same olfactory
impact as dead animal.
First thing to do is DRY the car's insides. You might, for example, turn
the car heater all the way up and let is idle in the sun.
OR you can run an extension cord and operate an electric heater in the car
(taking proper precautions against the heater setting the car on fire.
Once it's dry you can "detail" the car and vacuum it as well .
If something literally died, completely drying it out should stop the smell.
Yeah, email is top-post only. I get a lot of business email, and not one
single person bottom-posts OR intersperses. I've often wondered why
Microsoft email products make interspersing so damnably difficult.
you could have just said "I've often wondered why Microsoft products are
so damnably difficult."
I love how every new version of Office seems to have a completely
different menu/button structure for the various programs... same is
true for AutoCAD which isn't even a Microsoft product, but at least the
good old command line still works the same in AutoCAD (mostly... the
text editing is still more cumbersome than I remember...)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
One of our suppliers' employees is getting an intermittent bounce when
attempting to send to one of our employees. The bounce message doesn't give
any information other than, basically "username does not exist". It does
not say which server is reporting that error, which is what I want to know.
So, I investigate, and discover that supplier is using Outlook. Then I
discover (online) that Outlook REMOVES headers from messages when it stores
the messages! The guy I'm dealing with is clueless with computers, and his
IT department is unresponsive. I have to go there tomorrow anyway, and the
guy is willing to let me futz around on his computer until I find what I
Why does Outlook do this?
Because they feel the user shouldn't be bothered by niggling little
The headers are unsightly, and PC users should not be exposed to them.
The average PC user might be panicked by the sight of a mail header.
We'd have stampedes in every office in America.
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