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Old 01-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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I have a

Sears Roebuck Model# 229-962171 SER. NO. 1D711

It's pretty old prob about 20+ years.

Quick question.

Can the heat exchange on it be replaced? I had a guy quote me $5000 for a new system because the heat exchange is clogged.

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Old 01-12-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yes, probably not cost effective though.

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Old 01-12-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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It can be done though?

My wife just called and said a second guy says I can't be..I just want to know if it can be.

I can understand cost efficient...but just tell me that ya know.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Ayuh,..

Considering that the Heat Exchanger part of a 20 year old Boiler makes up about 95% of the Boiler....

No,... You Can't.... The Heat Exchanger IS the Boiler...
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Usually they can be cleaned. Messy and expensive. The serial # may indicate 1971 so it may be an old beast. Probably very inefficient. A newer high efficiency one will pay for itself quickly.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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Should be able to clean a boiler.

Its an annual thing on oil boilers. And oil furnaces
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You must have a hot air furnace. as long as your duct work is in good condition just get the new furnace but 5000 seems a little high get a second opinion

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