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24287Re: [mill_drill] New Mill Odor

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  • Druid Noibn
    Aug 2, 2009
      That is a difficult question to address.  The degree of sensitivity to the thousands of compounds found in and around the home makes the investigation a daunting task.
      The problem started with the new delivery.  Are you or the wife sensitive to paints, oils, solvents?  Keep in mind that these may include acetone, MEK, xylem and a bunch of other stuff.    If so, leaving the unit "outside"  in the sun for a week should bake the solvents out.
      The term musty caught my eye - if there is sensitivity to mold, fungus, etc... look at cleaning the unit with a degreaser, e.g., WD-40, paint thinner, followed by a strong disinfectant followed by drying followed by a wipe-down with WD-40.  
      Of course you could do both.  First, clean and then let it bake outside for a week.
      In any event, look to see what the sensitivity is - as cleaning/repainting might just exacerbate the problem.
      Take care,

      --- On Sun, 8/2/09, jfrxbd <superglide96@...> wrote:

      From: jfrxbd <superglide96@...>
      Subject: [mill_drill] New Mill Odor
      To: mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, August 2, 2009, 8:20 AM

      I finally received my HF Mill Drill 33686 on July 21. When I unloaded the mill and stand (still in the crates) in my small drive under garage they smelled real bad. At first I thought it was the crate lumber and it probably was a large part of the problem but after getting all the crate lumber out of the house this machine still has a odor about it.
      I cleaned all the caked on protective grease off and that didn't seem to be the problem. Now as best I can tell it seems to be the black paint used inside the stand and in the table T-Sots and possibly the belt shroud itself.
      I cleaned all surfaces inside and out on this thing but I still can't seem to get rid of this musky (make my throat dry) odor.
      I can deal with it but I think it has made my wife sick (allergic).
      I know all the garbage I've heard the Chinese have putt in toys, dog food, etc.; I'm wondering what they might be using on these machines.
      Has anyone else had a problem with odor?

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