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Old 09-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
The Black Cat puts out a slight amount of odor.

I had gotten one on discount from ebay, and it was very stinky... something wrong with it. I returned it and got one at Bass Pro (we have one here in town, happily), and it has been fine. I will say that even this good one bothers my wife, who has a very sensitive nose, so I would never use it around her; but I think 98% of the population would find it unobjectionable.
So, are you saying your wife is part of the 2% of the objectionable population?

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #30
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Thanks Mike and David. I tend to agree with your wife, Mike. We tried running it outside as recommended in the instructions that came with ours to burn off any residue that may be on the bits and pieces but it still smells and, although the detector doesn't go off (window over stove left opened a bit), the smell gave me a horrid headache. Hmmm...maybe ours needs a new home away from me!

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
So, are you saying your wife is part of the 2% of the objectionable population?
Yep, her sniffer is in the top 2%.

No use suffering with something that gives headaches, when there are other ways to stay warm.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
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