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IDIMyself 12-04-2012 03:41 PM

1948 Bryant furnace parts
 
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I have a Bryant model 94&97 conversion burner (coal to natural gas) and I need part
# 24264c (1948 installation date). I contacted Bryant already... no luck.
Does anyone know who might carry the part or do you know anyone who rebuilds them? My furnace guy said he can't get the parts for them anymore and the thing is HUGE and rarely needs work. I don't want to replace it.
Thank you

hvac5646 12-04-2012 05:07 PM

How many guys are just shaking their heads right now?:huh:

joecaption 12-04-2012 05:10 PM

I know I am.
63 years old and can not find parts, Hmm.
I wonder if a new one would be any more efficient?:)

COLDIRON 12-04-2012 05:13 PM

Nothing lasts for ever, time to replace.

Your furnace guy sounds like a stand up guy.

ben's plumbing 12-04-2012 05:28 PM

yep he don't want to replace it .....HE HAS TOO>>> its time...

yuri 12-04-2012 06:11 PM

I hear coal is making a comeback. Perfect application for that technology.:thumbup:

REP 12-04-2012 06:58 PM

I see a pressure regulator,a gas valve and what looks like a pilot solenoid valve.Take all that stuff out and replace with a combination standing pilot gas vale.
Of course for every dollar it costs you will be waqsting $400.It was time to replace whole heating system some 30 plus years ago.
With a new properly sized unit ,what it saved you would have paid for the whole job several times over.

IDIMyself 12-04-2012 08:38 PM

I got three estimates to replace this monster of a furnace, the cheapest one was $13,000. It was 93% efficient. I am on a $156 per month budget plan for the gas for "monster." With the gas company, together we calculated how efficient "monster" is (50%) and how long it will take me in savings to pay off monster's replacement. She said 18 years. So... I've decided to keep "monster" since it will most likely outlive me, it is incredibly reliable (all I do is oil the blower motor once a month) and not that expensive to run for an uninsulated, 3 brick thick, 150 year old 4000 s/f building. So I want a standby "what-ever-that-thing-in-the-photo-is" part for if it breaks down. It has been working for 63 years!!! What lasts that long??? I still can't believe how cheap this house is to heat. The pilot light on this furnace is the size of the olympic torch! I just got an email from someone who knows an Amish man nearby who can rebuild it. Cool!:thumbup:

beenthere 12-04-2012 08:47 PM

I see a lot of parts in the photo. Which part are you talking about.

IDIMyself 12-04-2012 09:01 PM

That whole thing which is normally covered up with a metal box that looks like the engine cover with a grille for an old John Deer. It looks like the coal chute was cemented in and that part is between the incoming gas line and the pilot light. If you think I don't know much, my husband thought this building was heated with hot water... even though I change the air :eek:filters and oil the blower engine once a month.... and he's seen me do it!

IDIMyself 12-04-2012 09:07 PM

this monster is 5' wide x 6' deep with a "tree"of metal ductwork coming out of it at all angles. It has the parts in question which I think blow the gas into the combustion area, it has the blower, the thermostat, the pilot light area and that's it. There is not much to break. In fact, nothing has happened to it in 15 years. It was just louder than normal and the service man just vacuumed out the "PART" in the photo and it went back to it's normal quiet noise. He said, "if this "part" goes, you won't be able to replace it." SO... I want to get these replacement parts before they go bad so I have them on hand. Hopefully the Amish guy can fix me up. But I'd love to get new ones.

hvac benny 12-04-2012 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by IDIMyself
If you think I don't know much, my husband thought this building was heated with hot water... even though I change the air :eek:filters and oil the blower engine once a month.... and he's seen me do it!

I sure hope he's good looking, or that's two things you're going to have to change, lol.

beenthere 12-05-2012 04:23 AM

None of those parts are permitted to be rebuilt. Gas valves, gas regs, and solenoid valves have to be replaced. Insurance won't cover rebuilding any of those parts.

danpik 12-05-2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by IDIMyself (Post 1066504)
I just got an email from someone who knows an Amish man nearby who can rebuild it. Cool!:thumbup:

That scares me! First off, no parts in there are rebuildable. It takes a factory trained tech to dissasemble regulators and gas valves and reassemble them properly. Besides, there are no available rebuild kits for these things.

Your best bet is to find a true furnace tech who would know how to set that system up with a new gas valve and pilot assembly

IDIMyself 12-05-2012 05:19 PM

Is that what this "thing" is called? A gas valve and pilot assembly? The actual giant box is Lenox but the thing that I took the picture of is Bryant.

Years ago I had a large oil boiler with a similar metal box sticking out of it near the floor. The man who came to maintain it every year said it was the blower... because it blew the oil in on the fire. Eventually I had to have it replaced and it was not the same brand.

I know the one I have in the photo is natural gas but the metal box it is in looks very similar to the "blower" I had to have replaced in the last boiler.

Can't I just get a new brand of gas valve and pilot assembly? The current one was cemented into the coal chute. If necessary, the installer can knock out the wall of cement and rebuild it to surround the new gas valve and pilot assembly.

thanks for your help!


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