Carbon Monoxide smell

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by boxoffire, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    I've got a used Redmax I bought from a buddy at a steal and it works just fine, however, I'm noticing a pretty strong smell (I think carbon monoxide fumes) when using it. Not always but at times. I do wear one of those cheap masks when I blow leaves with it, but I'm wondering if a new muffler for it will help out some? I don't notice it smoking ever when I use it, but wondering how unhealthy this is to me. It can't be a very good thing.
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    CO is a colorless, odorless gas. What you are probably smelling is the unburned hydrocarbons (oil and gas) that is typically found with 2 cycle equipment.
  3. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    That's right, I forgot. Duuhhh! Thanks.

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