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Eliminating pipe dope smell

Hey guys-

So hooked up a radiator in our sunroom a few months ago, and the room still smells like pipe dope, which bothers my wife quite a bit.  Anybody have any smell mitigation tips?  I've just tried wiping the excess pipe dope off with water, but still it lingers.




  • Joe V_2
    Joe V_2 Member Posts: 234
    if it is pipe dope

    you are smelling, it will cook off. If it is a new radiator, or new piping, and if (lot of if's, sorry) it is a one pipe with vent, you may be smelling the oils from pipes or radiator venting out. into room This happened to me. I installed 2 nbr 2 gorton vents at the end of main and something smaller to vent radiator.. then flushed boiler realy good. That did the trick for me.
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,334

    It might be easier to get rid of the wife (only joking)

    As my girlfriend is looking over my shoulder.
  • The_Gel
    The_Gel Posts: 7

    Thanks, guys!  I probably should have done this repair earlier in the heating season so it would have more time to cook off.
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    Snowmelt on this one

    Couldn't agree more ,you got to love that smell . Then again that's why herself has me sleeping with the dog downstairs
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,756
    When I was in college we used to burn incense.

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