Re: Sewer smell coming in through vents
Posted by Matt Fletcher, Detroit Home Inspector on July 20, 2001 at 15:57:27:
In response to Re: Sewer smell coming in through vents
Does the fan ventilate the whole house or just the attic? Sounds like just the attic.

I heard a story on the radio about a guy that put in a "whole house fan" These fans are in the ceiling of your house, suck air up and blow it out through the roof vent.

Well, one day the guy turned the fan on, did not have enough windows open. The powerful fan sucked air down through the chimney because the house was so "tight" and no air could be sucked in through the cracks. The air being sucked down through the chimney had carbon manoxide in it and caused the carbon manoxide detector to go off.



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