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    Oct 27, 2008, 01:16 PM
    Propane smell out of furnace exhaust pipe outside the house
    Hello.

    Please help. When my furnace is running, I smell something similar to propane smell outside the house only (not inside). It happens when the furnace is either running or about to ignite the burners. I believe it is coming out of the exhaust pipe outside the house.. but not sure.

    Thanks
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    Oct 27, 2008, 01:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by oldraja View Post
    Hello.

    Please help. When my furnace is running, I smell something similar to propane smell outside the house only (not inside). It happens when the furnace is either running or about to ignite the burners. I believe it is coming out of the exhaust pipe outside the house..but not sure.

    thanks
    Sorry it is not propane but natural gas.. everything else applies.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 05:22 PM
    Call a furnace man. You shouldn't smell raw gas, propane or otherwise when a furnace is operating properly. And don't wait to have this checked out.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 05:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Bound View Post
    Call a furnace man. You shouldn't smell raw gas, propane or otherwise when a furnace is operating properly. And don't wait to have this checked out.
    Thanks Missouri Bound.

    Out of curiousity, is there supposed to be any sort of smell coming out of exhaust vent pipe.. not necessarily gas or anything... but just is it supposed to smell like something a little bit?

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