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Old 12-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Heater Smell

I have a 2009 Salem 25RKS that I bought used last summer. The last couple of days I have been running the heater at night. When I go out to the trailer from the house in the morning there is a a smell of what I would describe as a propane "after burn" smell. Its not the smell of fresh propane. My propane detector appears to be working and has never gone off. I get the same smell occasionally from the propane heater in my home also.
My question this normal?

After posting this same question in the Salem discussion I felt it would be more appropriate here.

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Old 12-09-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Dust accumulation in the air ducts or in the furnace it self will cause what you describe.

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Do you know for sure if the furnace was ever used before ?? If not it could be that "chamber paint " burning off
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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Its dust burning off... you are fine. We have a propane heater for our house and it does it each year after we turn it on for the first time...
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Well all answers were consistent so I wont worry about it two much...thanks for your help.
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