Okay so as long as I have lived in this house (built in the 60's) there has been a consistent odor of sewer gas when ever the air conditioner would run. The more you ran the a/c the stronger the smell became. Year after year the smell was worse and worse. Last summer was the last that I would sit through it again. I refused. It gave me headaches and I was embarrassed to have company over because they would think that I didn't keep my house clean, or even worse...that I wasn't "feeling well" that day.
You see the intake ducts for the air conditioner were built into the foundation for the house. The concrete foundation has a big open space under the a/c unit in the closet and from there there are tunnels leading to each room in the house with floor vents at their end. Somehow the sewer gas was getting into these vents and coming up into the a/c unit and then the air was pumped into each room in the house. It was disgusting.
So this year we spent the money and got the problem fixed. The a/c unit was removed and cleaned by the a/c guys. The evil hole in the foundation under the unit was filled with concrete and there was a plywood box built over that to raise the unit upon re installation. They cut an intake hole in my front hall wall and placed the filter and grate there.
It looks like a brand new unit and so far...with the little bit of use the a/c has had since its re installation...there has been no stinky air. Woot!! I'm so glad too!
In other news:
Bo-Bo was being hunted this morning by a mad dog Chihuahua. He tried to hide in Lloyd's shirt but was soon spotted. Fujiman vigilantly waited for him to make a run for it as you can see.....
- Dee Jay
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