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Old 11-16-2017, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Frostnip is right. The smell is caused by a leak or a small spill. Even a teaspoon or two will cause an odor.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Direct vent heaters exhaust combustion gases to the outside and you shouldn't smell the fuel or exhaust. Vent Free heaters exhaust into the room and if they are not burning properly you would smell fuel and be exposed to carbon monoxide. A lot of places have made vent free heaters illegal to install in a house.


We have a propane (not Toyo) direct vent heater in our cabin and you do not smell propane at all.
Thanks for the correction. I meant vent-free as in most kerosene heaters.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Frostnip is right. The smell is caused by a leak or a small spill. Even a teaspoon or two will cause an odor.
Both of you are right. I know several people who have Too stoves in their garages and homes, and there is no smell of fuel in the air. If there is any smell of fuel inside the home, there has to be a small leak somewhere inside the home. Believe it or not, even one drop or less would cause the air to smell.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Turned out to be an o-ring that was cracked, lot less smelly now!
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Nice...that diesel smell is about as annoying as fingernails on a chalkboard!
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Only thing that lingers longer is SKUNK!
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