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Had steam humidifier installed. Noxious fumes filled my home.
I hired my local HVAC company to install an Aprilaire 865 ventless humidifier. It has a steam generator with a hose to a fan pack.
The unit comes with 6 feet of hose and instructions say to couple it with insulated copper for longer runs.
The HVAC people decided to get some NBH coolant hose from NAPA auto parts without me knowing. They installed it and left. 30 minutes later my house is full of this strong rubber smell. I got lightheaded and my chest tightened and now hurts.
I called and they told me they got an upgrade hose for me at no charge and that the smell should subside in 30 minutes. I didn’t wait 30 minutes and turned the unit off. It’s been hours and my chest still hurts.
Does anyone know if this hose is suitable for interior use? I understand it’s wuality for coolant, but this is interior air we’re using it for. Where would I contact to find the standards of types of hose suitable for interior steam applications?
Any advice at all is appreciated.