Stone Fabricators Alliance
Stone Fabricators Alliance
Stone Advice
Home Ask The Experts For The Trades Photo Gallery Contact Us Stone Worlds Industry News
Park Industries Northwood Stone Works BlickIndustries GranQuartz GraniteCity Heilix Laser Products    
 
Stone Advice :: View topic - smelly granite

 FAQ   Search   Memberlist   Usergroups  Profile   

You have no new messagesYou have no new messages   Log out [ al ]Log out [ al ]    Get Allied!      

Documento sin título
 

smelly granite



 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Stone Advice Forum Index -> Stone Advice Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

dan allen
Trusted Friend


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 57
Location: Canyon, Texas

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: smelly granite Reply with quote

Here's one for ya! This lady has a soury smell emmitting from her granite periodically when she wipes it down. The granite is a 2cm tropical brown from dal tile (i guess). The smell is in three different areas far away from each other. i tried soaking with denatured alcohol on a rag covered with plastic and taped down- like you'ld do to pull a stain. A guy said you might try it with bleach- but i havent yet. Anyone ever run across this???!
_________________
The Ultimate Surface
Dan Allen SFA
1207 2nd Ave.
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-382-8139
e-mail danallen4@yahoo.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger

mikedean
Best Friend


Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 411
Location: London Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL. We had a batch of Dakota Mahogany that smelled like CHERRIES! Rather pleasant. Smile
_________________
Mike Dean, SFA
The Top Shop Inc.
London, Ontario, Canada
519.455.9400 x230
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

vintagestone
Uber Friend


Joined: 21 May 2006
Posts: 804
Location: AZ

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's weird. did she spill milk or somethin on it?
_________________
TJ sherwood SFA
http://vintagegranite.com/Html/Main.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger

Curtis Marburger
Platnum Fez Cap Wearing Super Homeboy


Joined: 03 Sep 2005
Posts: 4569
Location: Elizabethtown PA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smelly Stone ? Hmmm
This is a New One
This would be a good post for the restoration Crew.
_________________
Get Allied, Join the SFA


www.cornerstonegranite.com


Support Our Troops
http://www.homesforourtroops.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Ron Lambert
Uber Friend


Joined: 06 Jun 2006
Posts: 934
Location: Paradise,Ca.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've run into a couple of stones that smell sort of weird when you cut them....but not after install yet......
_________________
Ron Lambert
SFA
Feather River Tile & Granite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

vintagestone
Uber Friend


Joined: 21 May 2006
Posts: 804
Location: AZ

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

travertine and limestone stink when weve cut em but like ron said never after install
_________________
TJ sherwood SFA
http://vintagegranite.com/Html/Main.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger

dknowlton
Best Friend


Joined: 03 Apr 2006
Posts: 475
Location: Manchester, CT

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does it smell like?

Ask her to empty out the garbage can underneath it.
_________________
D. Knowlton - Owner
The Top Shop LLC
(860)533-0510
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Michael Stonehenge
Trusted Friend


Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 96
Location: Western New York

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dan,

Try a 25% bleach solution 1st on the underside where accessible. If the area that is smelly and inaccessible then this may be a permanent condition, this might be a head scratcher.

Michael
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Todd Luster(tms)
Uber Super Dooper Friend


Joined: 03 Dec 2005
Posts: 1886
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've definitely had some with odd smells, but never been called back out for it. We have cut some Burlwood and it always smells like B.O.

Hope it don't smell like it in the kitchen. Confused
_________________
Get Allied, Join the SFA!

Todd Luster SFA, MIA
Tile Marble and Stone LLC
www.gotgranite.biz
Shawnee, Oklahoma
tluster@tilemarblestone.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Matt Lansing
Uberist Superist Homeboy!


Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 2879
Location: Plover WI

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Negro Marquina was always a fun one to cut.

Smelled like the saw guy had a night out drinking a lot of beer and eating hard boiled eggs!

Sorry I haven't heard of this one before. Might try another poultice of acetone and diatomaceous earth but you can run into problems by discoloring the stone.
_________________
Matt Lansing, SFA
Stone Innovations, Inc.
Plover, WI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

dan allen
Trusted Friend


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 57
Location: Canyon, Texas

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The smell is kinda soury. It's to the left of her sink, about six feet away on the pensula and, by her stove. Happens PERIODICALLY when she wipes it off with a dish rag(wet).Smells like a soured dish rag. So, she started using a bran new dish rag each day for a week -but still smelled. Might try the bleach from underneath BUT -is there any draw backs to using bleach???? This isn't my job so, I don't want to risk having it ending up being my job!!!
_________________
The Ultimate Surface
Dan Allen SFA
1207 2nd Ave.
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-382-8139
e-mail danallen4@yahoo.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger

John Koessler
Best Friend


Joined: 30 Mar 2005
Posts: 438
Location: Mundelein, IL

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dan,

Does water bead up on the stone? Does the stone darken when water sits on top? Is it resined? I know you mentioned its tropical brown, but maybe more information may help. I'm definitely scratching my head.
_________________
John Koessler
Koessler Enterprises
Mundelein, IL

MIA, SFA, & NTCA Member
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Adam Siler
Best Friend


Joined: 29 Oct 2005
Posts: 747
Location: Destin, Fl

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you spray the bleach solution on or us a sponge or rag and wipe in on the underside? Is the stone not sealed? Is it going down into pores of stone and creating bacteria?
_________________
Adam D. Siler
MIA, SFA
The Granite Concept Company
Admar Plumbing INC.
850-499-6589 cell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

dknowlton
Best Friend


Joined: 03 Apr 2006
Posts: 475
Location: Manchester, CT

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe something crawled under and died in her cabinets or under her stove. I am doubting it is the granite.
_________________
D. Knowlton - Owner
The Top Shop LLC
(860)533-0510
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Antonio Almonte
Uber Super Dooper Friend


Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 1599
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never encountered that. With the majority of fabbers here not having seen that problem before and the thousands of kitchens that were installed I too doubt that it's the granite.
_________________
Antonio Almonte, SFA
River City Stone Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Get Allied, join the SFA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Linus Modlich
Best Friend


Joined: 12 May 2006
Posts: 246
Location: Columbus/Cincinnati Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While unusual, stone can absorb odors. I had some India red a long time ago that smelled like a "camp fire". Turns out the importer started a fire in a drum next to the stone to thaw them out. ( they were frozen together in their yard ) They smelled like that for quite some time.
_________________
Linus Modlich
Modlich Stoneworks Inc.
www.modlichstoneworks.com
Member SFA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

dan allen
Trusted Friend


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 57
Location: Canyon, Texas

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stone is sealed. First thing i tried when i got over there. I can't tell rather or not it's resined. Bleaching from the underside sounds like a safe bet.
_________________
The Ultimate Surface
Dan Allen SFA
1207 2nd Ave.
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-382-8139
e-mail danallen4@yahoo.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger

Miles
Best Friend


Joined: 10 Jan 2006
Posts: 485
Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an angry customer call me one day and tell me that my installer had taken his lunch break and was, as she said, "slobbering" all over her new countertops. When I got to the house he was eating pickled pigs feet right there in her kitchen, spread out all over her new tops.

His name was Bubba. Any chance he installed this one? Very Happy
_________________
Miles Crowe, SFA
Crowe Custom Countertops, Inc.


Last edited by Miles on Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:50 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Ron Lambert
Uber Friend


Joined: 06 Jun 2006
Posts: 934
Location: Paradise,Ca.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
_________________
Ron Lambert
SFA
Feather River Tile & Granite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

dan allen
Trusted Friend


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 57
Location: Canyon, Texas

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
I told her about the bleach from underneath- think she'll try that and let me know.
Thanks!
_________________
The Ultimate Surface
Dan Allen SFA
1207 2nd Ave.
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-382-8139
e-mail danallen4@yahoo.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger

Tommyrocks
Good Friend


Joined: 08 Oct 2005
Posts: 25
Location: DC, MD, DE, NJ, & Eastern PA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last time I had this problem, I found a dead mouse under the fridge. EEEWWWW
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Stone Advice Forum Index -> Stone Advice Forum All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You can edit your posts in this forum
You can delete your posts in this forum
You can vote in polls in this forum
 
Stone Advice :: View topic - smelly granite