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Old 01-08-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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I need to smoke a vent to find a sewer smell in a ladies house, she had a remodel done about 4 years ago and in the last 6 months developed a sewer smell in the basement beneath the remodel (an opening in the closet is letting the smell in i'm sure) I replaced the wax ring as a precautionary but it still stinks, so... i want to smoke the vents and see if we can find it that way so we aren't tearing up her walls for nothing. I don't think it has to do with HVAC because the smell is localized, Sooo do you guys know where i can get some smoke bombs/machine that won't catch anything on fire, and help me with this. TIA
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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If you can't find the smoke bombs now about........

Pulling traps, capping lines, pull toilets, pluging them, and plugging tub, fill woth water, do a test on the system just as you would in a top out.

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Tool rental and party supply rental stores rent smoke generators. Just rang up my rental store just now, and they're 15 dollars a day. They're intended for haloween special effects and dance floor special effects. I know it would do a fine job for what you need. I used one several years back to diagnose a "cold spot" in an office building. I pumped a little smoke from the machine to see how the airflow was. Acutal "smoke bombs" are sold at HVAC supply houses to diagnose heat exchanger holes. They only last a minute or two, and might not be long enough for you to run around and look for your leak. The smoke machine from the rental has a tiny blower, so it would sorta somewhat pressurize your like to declare the leak better or quicker.
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Tool rental and party supply rental stores rent smoke generators. Just rang up my rental store just now, and they're 15 dollars a day. They're intended for haloween special effects and dance floor special effects. I know it would do a fine job for what you need. I used one several years back to diagnose a "cold spot" in an office building. I pumped a little smoke from the machine to see how the airflow was. Acutal "smoke bombs" are sold at HVAC supply houses to diagnose heat exchanger holes. They only last a minute or two, and might not be long enough for you to run around and look for your leak. The smoke machine from the rental has a tiny blower, so it would sorta somewhat pressurize your like to declare the leak better or quicker.
Thanks, i'll check in the morning, i though it might be a bit tough smoking the vent with a smoke bomb, the smoke machine is definitely the way to go...
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