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Old 08-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #11
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those pictures are worth at least a thousand words. now what are you going to fill the lid with to replace the old insulation?
New insulation?



If you don't want to go with fiberglass, there are a variety of rigid products that can do the job.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #12
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I haven't decided yet. I can get more of same kind of fiberglass insulation at lowes for a few bucks, but I don't want to have to do this again. So I am thinking that I will go with some form of Styrofoam board.

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Charcoal will absorb many odors. Just put a few pieces in a paper bag, and put it in the freezer. Shut the lid and let it sit for a day.


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This. Some charcoal of the non "match light" variety.

I have put it in a pan, ( more than a few pieces, myself), and closed the unit with a small fan within, ( muffin fan works well), and left it a few days.

Works well. No need to spend the bucks for "activated charcoal".
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Any luck?

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Sorry, I haven't had time to finish yet. I found some 3/4 inch thick Styrofoam sheets at lowes for $6 that I will hopefully get put in this weekend as long as SWMBO doesn't give me too many tasks on my list.
Pics to come.

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I meant, have you been working on the smell issue, whilst it's sittin' there, not being worked on..............

I know how them "Honey Do" tasks get in the way!......

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The smell has all but disappeared. I haven't got to do the final cleaning of the inside of the lid but I haven't smelled anything. I am convinced that the insulation was the source of the odor.

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