New Heater Smell

tank47

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Apr 28, 2019
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NJ
New pool, wanted to test out heater for first time tonight and noticed a smell. It wasn’t gas. I recently replaced my house furnace and the hvac guy warned me there would be a smell for a day or two for “burn in”. I figure that’s all this is however nobody warned me about this for the pool heater.
For what it’s worth the pool was completed in Jan and so the equipment sat until now without being used.

Anyone have similar experience?
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,510
NY
I have had similar experiences with anything that gets really hot. My new backpack leaf blower smells like a combo of rotten eggs and burnt pastic. Whatever parts have the coating on them that needs to burn off, will burn off and the smell should go away.
 
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tank47

Bronze Supporter
Apr 28, 2019
96
NJ
I have had similar experiences with anything that gets really hot. My new backpack leaf blower smells like a combo of rotten eggs and burnt pastic. Whatever parts have the coating on them that needs to burn off, will burn off and the smell should go away.
Thanks for the reassurance. Didn’t want to make the news today with a blown up house!
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,510
NY
Lol. Keep an eye on it. Gas smell or flames anywhere they shouldn’t be, override the factory paint that was only cured at 350 degrees and not 1000. (#s made up for example).