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Old 07-28-2013, 07:11 AM   #21
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I would not carpet anything in my engine room unless they are now making suitable engine room carpet....

Certainly not with anything absorbent and definitely not permanent. There are soft mats that are easy on your knees and you can still wipe up spills or exhaust soot off of them and it won't retain the odor as badly.

Another consideration would be the fire hazard...yes a small one but still something that can be avoided by using more suitable materials.

I also would be careful of carpet underlayment unless it is closed cell and has a film surface over it. One high pressure diesel leak or exhaust leak and most foams would smell and become a fire hazard.

If you are willing to replace carpet or underlayment regularly or after every little spill, etc....then it certainly lessens the issues I mentioned.
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