I have recently purchased a Sweeter Heater in prep for chicks in a few weeks. I've had mine plugged in for4-5 days now and while I'm sure the heat is fine, there is a strong plastic/epoxy smell which concerns me. I can smell it in the brooder if the air has been still and always when I put my nose to the heater which is where the chicks will be. I have contacted the manufacturer and they insist this will dissipate but I'm not convinced. I have a traditional lamp on standby and will be returning my heater tomorrow if the smell is still present.
Anyone else notice this? Such a let down as it seem like a great product. I haven't seen a Brinsea in person so no idea if they have a similar problem - anyone with experience with that product?? Any other new ideas?