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Old 10-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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well in our neck of the woods ..no one ever just takes the techs word..no matter how good he is... they get a 2nd opinion before they spend big money... ben sr

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42 year old furnace, its probably about the size of one of them smartcars..... took out a furnace that was installed in 1962 a couple months ago, It was about 4 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 7 feet long just a mammoth of a machine. Talked to the customer a week ago and said there bill is almost half of what it was.
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42 year old furnace, its probably about the size of one of them smartcars..... took out a furnace that was installed in 1962 a couple months ago, It was about 4 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 7 feet long just a mammoth of a machine. Talked to the customer a week ago and said there bill is almost half of what it was.


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Last December. 75,000 btu replaced with like size as manual j came up with. New furnace literally half size and 1/3 volume
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Aw Cmon. at 42 yrs it is part of the family. my customers dog died and he was beside himself. I like dogs and said why not get another dog, a pup always livens people up. looks at me like I shot him. says when your grandfather dies you don't just go replace him do you? same with the old 42 yr old furnace. sentiment gets to people.
That brought a tear to my eye. I've only known ol Smokey for 20 years but me & him have become the best of pals.

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yeah, don't need any of that MARYwanah with ole smokie in the house. fumes from him will get you high.

You don't replace GrandPa because he is old, you wait till he dies. hopefully he does not take you with him.
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That brought a tear to my eye. I've only known ol Smokey for 20 years but me & him have become the best of pals.

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Yeah, easy to step on or damage. amazes me what some people can get away with.
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You ain't seen nothin until you remove one of these old coal or oil burnin cast iron monsters
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Those old Lennox G4 or G5 units were great. could drive a truck thru the heat exchanger it was so open. no curves or dimples to trap heat on those.
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Those old Lennox G4 or G5 units were great. could drive a truck thru the heat exchanger it was so open. no curves or dimples to trap heat on those.
...and if the customer wanted ac added to it you couldn't. it was so damned tall even the coils of yesteryear would fill the damned plenum and choke off cooling airflow. i hated the friggin' belt drive.
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Is this what you call a cracked heat exchanger? I wasn't there when the tech came to look at the heater but this is the only cracked I found.
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there is a crack by the right burner above the pilot burner/sensor and if it opens up that can be a serious problem. that pilot burner/flame sensor is so corroded and dirty it will fail soon and need replacing and IMO that furnace looks pretty rough and is not worth spending a lot of $$ on.

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...and if the customer wanted ac added to it you couldn't. it was so damned tall even the coils of yesteryear would fill the damned plenum and choke off cooling airflow. i hated the friggin' belt drive.
Back in the day we had low boys, mid boys and high boys. that definetly was a high boy. Coleman and ICG had em and usually the fans were so small and poor the AC did not work worth a da*mn either.

With that nice new 4 foot plenum you can stick 2 AC coils in now. Beauty

that's a Cdn Bob and Doug McKenzie sayin for great.
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Those guys were funny. What are they up to these days?


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that's a Cdn Bob and Doug McKenzie sayin for great.
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Dave is still working and Rick kinda retired from what I heard/read. Probably made quite a bit of dough and can afford it anyway. Google or Bing them and hit videos, lots of great laughs there.

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