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    Question how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    my lawnmower somehow leaked gasoline from the air filter. the whole tank emptied to the ground (concrete). i sprayed hot water and detergent on the gasoline stain, dried it, and covered it up with bakin soda (looks like it snowed).
    the lawnmower emptied its tank just outside my room in the basement. now how do i get rid of this gasoline stench in my room ?
    it stinksssss!!! and i m beginning to feel....
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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Believe it or not, one of the things I have found to remove the smell, is fresh cat litter. Seriously. You can vacuum it up after it absorbs all the liquid.

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    the lawnmower is outside my room, but the smell got into my room. should i just put some kitty litter all over my room and vacum it later ?
    i google a bunch of stuff about removing gasoline odor, but most result came out how to get rid of the gasoline odor by applying this or that on the affected surface. the kitty litter thing came up too .
    i m trying to just get rid of the smell only, i feeling nauseous now. i m affraid it s going to soak into the furnitures, bed, clothes, etc.....
    Last edited by sampoerna; 11-21-2005 at 01:23 PM.
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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    aerate it well,after the gases are long gone just po psoem of those insents to clean teh air.didnt know teh catnip was that potent

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    that insent thing just gave me an idea, since i got no insents, i m gonna light candles.
    thnks guys.
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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    lol.not gonna work.u can buy em for like 5 for a buck or somehting....still,make sure the gases are all gone else u might kaboom

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sampoerna
    that insent thing just gave me an idea, since i got no insents, i m gonna light candles.
    thnks guys.


    lighting candles around gas fumes/vapors from a spill is not a smart plan

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    ^^ thats true .
    the smell seems to be going away now, or maybe i m just getting used to it.
    i m gonna head out. hopefully by the time i m back, the smell will be gone.
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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    i can tell you what is wrong with your lawnmower..

    your needle and seat in your carb is bad. It is a little rubber thing shaped like a cone that fits into a hole that lets gas in/out of the carb.

    i can almost guarentee this is what happened.... or your hose to your gas tank came loose.

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    about the gas smell.. it will just have to be aired out.

    I know when we start our camaro up, our whole house smells like gas for the next 15 hours or so.

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    isnt the insents and candles for romantic dinners and getting lucky?

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dfxrain
    isnt the insents and candles for romantic dinners and getting lucky?

    I thought that's what we have alcohol for...

    Fresh cat litter is probably the cheapest and best idea to get up gasoline. If it's the airfilter, you might try hosing it out and letting it dry, or you may just replace it if it's not too pricey and not too hard to find.

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B-man
    If it's the airfilter, you might try hosing it out and letting it dry, or you may just replace it if it's not too pricey and not too hard to find.
    Actually... gas is a great way to clean the airfilter.

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Best and cheapest thing I have found . Get a can of coffee and sprinkle heavily around where the spill was . You may have to do this a couple of day's in a row but it should get rid of the gas smell .


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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    Light a match!!

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    Re: how to get rid of gasoline odor ?

    the airfilter... doesnt look like an airfilter anymore. i think it has never been replaced for years. defenitely need to get a new one.

    thanks for the tip pimp, but my mower has direct port injection........ j/k
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