Do Your Garage Smell Like This? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2006, 08:39 PM
TheBreeze's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do Your Garage Smell Like This?

Hey Ya'll,
The new garage was finally finished today(see the pics on my photo gallery), and we moved Ruby in this afternoon. It is an attached, very well insulated garage, and now it has a gas/oil smell. Is this normal? Is this smell of gas/oil dangerous? Thanks in advance for your answers. Southern Smiles, Donna
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RubyHomeJan9.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	71.4 KB
ID:	9083  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2006, 08:54 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
from your car, it might be giving off the vapor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2006, 10:51 PM
tbirdscott's Avatar
stuff'n things'n whatnot
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: P-Dot B.C.
Age: 28
Posts: 356
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Its the smell of car, learn to love it

If its really strong though i'd look for leaks and whatnot, maybe a loose gas cap? Probabally something simple.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2006, 10:54 PM
Blazin72's Avatar
You got a leaky spark tube...
 
Last wiki edit: Rearend removal
Last journal entry: General Lee
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Union, WA
Age: 32
Posts: 2,868
Wiki Edits: 19

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Does the car have a fuel cell? If so, you could be getting fumes from the fuel cell vent line.

I must say that is a VERY nice garage.

My neighbor had a 37 Chevy, it was blue. Was a sweet car. I used to have pictures of it but I dont know where they went.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2006, 02:06 AM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 57
Posts: 3,055
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Ditto on the nice garage. How about a few more pics?

Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2006, 03:55 AM
schnitz's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Building a new shop
Last journal entry: Christmas 2008 came early!!!
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin, in a house...
Age: 39
Posts: 1,163
Wiki Edits: 54

Thanks: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBreeze
Hey Ya'll,
The new garage was finally finished today(see the pics on my photo gallery), and we moved Ruby in this afternoon. It is an attached, very well insulated garage, and now it has a gas/oil smell. Is this normal? Is this smell of gas/oil dangerous? Thanks in advance for your answers. Southern Smiles, Donna

Nice garage!!

When you say it smells like gas/oil, how strong would you rate the smell on a 1 to 10 scale? 1 being barely noticible, and 10 being "oh my god, don't even enter withiout a respirator'. My garage took on a faint trace smell of kerosene after I bought it for the winter. It aired itself out and doesn't smell at all now. IMO, it all is in how well ventilated that the garage is. Being attached to the house, I'm hoping that yours is adequately vented. The plan for mine to be vented include a vent in the ceiling scuttle hole, a vent on each end, and 2 roof vents. Not only does that help with ridding vapors, but moisture as well.

In a while, Chet.



P. S. maybe this topic belongs in the garage tech section. I think it's a must read in terms of garage safety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2006, 07:25 AM
Member
 

Last journal entry: JB's 37 Pickup
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Smoky Mountains
Age: 75
Posts: 2,358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Breezy, nice neat garage!! The car looks great so hope you can handle a bit of criticism from an old guy. Your car has been cleaned up beautifully, but the license plate in its original bracket on the tail light just jumps out at me in that picture. Talk about a candidate for a flip down, hide a tag bracket in the center, under the bumper!!!

Still having gas fume problem it seems. If you can find the fuel tank vent, you might hook it to a charcoal canister that can be obtained easily from any salvage yard for practically nothing.

Trees
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 04:29 PM
TheBreeze's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Update: Does Your Garage Smell Like This?

Hey Ya'll,
First of all THANK YOU for all of your posts and compliments on the new garage. As I told the building contractor, I didn't want a garage, but a 'room' for Ruby. I have posted a few more pics on this website: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chevycoupe1937/my_photos
Trees, thank you for your imput on the License Plate, and I say AMEN!!! That 'stalk' bothers me, and that is on the list as a priority. Any suggestions on where and what type of license plate holder to get? As far as the gas/oil smell is concerned, I think it is more prevalent in the trunk area & exhaust area of the car. Do you think it would be better to have the gas cap on the outside instead of in the trunk? The battery is also in the trunk about 18 inches away. I have a 'flip switch' so I can turn off/on the battery. I certainly don't want to cause any sparks.
Schnitz/Chet, thank you too for answering. As far as your scale is concerned, I would say it is about a 3 on odor. No, I do not have a vent, nor a window. There is a backdoor, and then the garage door. For the past few days, I have left a small 5 inch crack at the bottom of the garage door.
Blazin72, thanks so much . . .but I'm not sure if I know what a fuel cell is. I do have filters in the gas line; is that what you mean?
Again, thank you for all the help. You fellows here at Hotrodders will make a mechanic out of me yet!!! Southern Smiles, Donna
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 04:45 PM
steve t's Avatar
ex biker, now hotrodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NC
Age: 64
Posts: 863
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you could hang rubys tag in between the tail pipes, you could put a exhust fan in the outside wall, but it might have too run all the time
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 04:53 PM
HemmiGremmie's Avatar  

Last journal entry: 52 truck
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chillicothe Ohio
Age: 46
Posts: 1,398
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage?
That car lives in a mansion. HG
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 06:01 PM
WakBordr7387's Avatar
Gone fishin'
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners
Last journal entry: blah.......again
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas Coast
Age: 29
Posts: 667
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Man, that garage is nicer than my house!
A little gas and oil vapor ain't nothing, unless its a very strong smell, then you might have a problem.
But I wouldn't worry to much about a little bit, its not that bad of a smell. Its alot better than mine. I have to put up with cat turds and dead animals that they drag under our barn.


Brad
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: JB's 37 Pickup
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Smoky Mountains
Age: 75
Posts: 2,358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Breezy, you could take a trip to Hot Rod Express in Maiden, NC (about half way between Hickory and Charlotte) and they can fix you up. Be sure to drive your car so they can see what you want to do. These are good folks and don't try to make all their profit on one sale.

Trees
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 07:26 PM
1934 Ford Roadster
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Aiken, SC
Age: 62
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Verrry interrrresting,

I noticed a gas smell from my car too and I never could figure out where it was coming from. Thought it was the carbs when the hood was off, but after Blazin72 & Trees note about the vent hose I checked again and that was it! My vent hose comes off the top of the tank and goes thru the fender well and exits above the rear tire. It is just open to the world and the evaporating gas fumes are worse when the weather is hot. I put a small screen fitting on the end of the hose to keep the bugs out, but what else do you guys do? I like the idea of a charcoal canister, I'll do some checking tomorrow.

Dan B.

Last edited by Dan B; 01-11-2006 at 07:47 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2006, 07:28 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: frame build
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: sioux falls, sd
Age: 68
Posts: 601
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Still worried ,Donna? My shop smells like gas, oil, 90wt, kerosine cutting oil and hot iron. Wouldn't have it any other way. The only way you are going to put your mind at ease is to install a fire supression system. Your local fire service people can help you out.
Did you lose the knife switch in the trunk? Really should.
Keep th peace
Bone
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2006, 10:27 PM
bentwings's Avatar
bentwings
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St.Paul, Minn
Age: 72
Posts: 1,786
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Here's what you need to do. This garage is too clean and neat. Have your Wf or GF get out something that needs paint. Preferable some heavy sanding too. Fiberglas is the most preferred. Get the paint gun out and good old lacquer paint and shoot away. You will now have paint on everything and the proper smell to go with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maiting calls of the garage Halloweenking Hotrodders' Lounge 22 09-19-2006 09:18 PM
Garage Safety Kevin45 Garage - Tools 48 11-26-2005 08:49 PM
Hotrodders Knowledge Base: Garage - Tools Jon Garage - Tools 0 11-26-2005 06:46 PM
cover it portable garage helrazr3 Garage - Tools 9 12-12-2004 12:50 PM
Look What's Coming On Monster Garage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! willys36@aol.com Hotrodders' Lounge 10 01-20-2004 09:17 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.