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Old 09-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Can anyone help me plse? Need an older hammock style 'metal frame' for furnace


I bought my house in 1986 and it came with a Lennox furnace.
It had the older hammock style furnace filter. My husband who
came along 'after' thought it was uneccesary and threw the
metal frame that held the filter in place, away and bought an electronic
air cleaner... Useless! (the air cleaner I mean)
Well long story short, I am desperately looking to find the old metal frame for my furnace
Lennox Model # G 803-105-1
I have searched the net and called Lennox to no avail. Anyone
knowing of a solution to my very dusty problem, I would be forever greatful.

Coughing and dusty in Winterpeg,
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Those frames are a thing of the past. I would have a contractor come out and install a 1" filter slot to take care of the filtering problem. Also many manufactures make media filters that fit in electronic air cleaners. This would be the best filtering option.

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Had you asked 2 months ago, you could have had mine. I just upgraded my HVAC unit to new, and had one of those hammocks. Hated it. Installed a new Honeywell electronic inline, and much happier, and the wife is too!

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May want to have that furnace inspected. There is a good chance that heat exchanger i cracked. Almost every G-8 I inspected had hairline cracks in the curves of the heat exchanger.
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May want to have that furnace inspected. There is a good chance that heat exchanger i cracked. Almost every G-8 I inspected had hairline cracks in the curves of the heat exchanger.
Exactly what prompted the new furnace for me...
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Do you still have the housing for the electronic air cleaner in place?

Depending on the size you can put either a 4 or 5" thick filter into the housing.

Measure the outside length and height of the housing to come up with the right dimensions of filter.
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That furnace probably has hairline cracks in the heat exchanger and is not efficient. There is a 15% rebate on your income tax if you buy a new high efficient furnace B4 the end of the year (fed govt home improvement grant). There is also a $245 rebate from MB Hydro if you get one before November with an ECM motor. Those grants expire soon so you should seriously consider a Lennox G61V or G71MPP.

Winterpeg: 10 months of skating and 2 month of bad sledding.
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That furnace probably has hairline cracks in the heat exchanger and is not efficient. There is a 15% rebate on your income tax if you buy a new high efficient furnace B4 the end of the year (fed govt home improvement grant). There is also a $245 rebate from MB Hydro if you get one before November with an ECM motor. Those grants expire soon so you should seriously consider a Lennox G61V or G71MPP.

Winterpeg: 10 months of skating and 2 month of bad sledding.

Yuri I know your proud of your equipment but do you think it's wise being so overt about it? I think we both know that the proper installation is more important then the brand.

We don't even know if her furnace is bad yet.

Hair line cracks are one thing, but are they opening up enough to cause infiltration into the air stream.

At the very least she should have it checked. But don't tell her to start writing checks until then.

Not tryin' to be harsh to you, you just kinda rubbed a raw nerve on that one.

Now I will send you a case of Ouzo just because
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Both those grants are expiring and I would hate to go see her in January 2010 knowing she missed out on them from a lack of information. Whether she chooses to take them is her choice. On a $6000 furnace that is $1150 cash back. In Wpg a G61 will save her $400-500 a year in gas, lotsa $$.

Actually I am not totally pro-Lennox. Used to diss the heck out of them when I sold Carrier. Can you say Whisperheat. I like some aspects of Rheem, VERY few problems with their circuit boards and the spark ignition system beats any HSI, IMO. Lennox is not perfect but a lot better overall from what I have see in my years of service compared to a lot of the others.

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There might be a pre filter before the electronic air cleaner have your other half take a good look at it if there is one just replace it with like and kind size.
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remove the cover of the electronic air cleaner pull the element out,and slip a filter in there 1" THICK take a general measurement 20 X 20...20 X 25..even if you have to fold the ends.if you want to make that basket that went under the motor get some chicken wire make a half moon shape of it and place the filter on the other side of it from the motor side.cut the filter out of the cardboard holder or get a couple that are over sized and cut them down.bend the edges of the wire so it holds the filter on the upper part when the unit is off.slipping a coule of 1" in that cleaner housing is the easiest for now....if you have a single return grill in the occuppied space putting a filter in there will cover the filtration just as good as all that things suggested down at the furnace.
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Both those grants are expiring and I would hate to go see her in January 2010 knowing she missed out on them from a lack of information. Whether she chooses to take them is her choice. On a $6000 furnace that is $1150 cash back. In Wpg a G61 will save her $400-500 a year in gas, lotsa $$.

Actually I am not totally pro-Lennox. Used to diss the heck out of them when I sold Carrier. Can you say Whisperheat. I like some aspects of Rheem, VERY few problems with their circuit boards and the spark ignition system beats any HSI, IMO. Lennox is not perfect but a lot better overall from what I have see in my years of service compared to a lot of the others.

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Never mind. My bad. Didn't see she was a h0mey.


Guess You don't get the Ouzo now, bro.



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Just remembered my son has a Whisper heat. Oh well, he didn't want the hvac business so let it go bad on him.
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Actually I now have 2 favorite Greek restaurants. We found another. Big platters of food and reasonably priced.

Ah the infamous Whisperheat. The furnace I love to hate. When I didn't know all their peculiarities I wanted to throw a stick of dynamite in each one. Had to invent a special wrench to change the pilot burner. Know them like the back of my hand now and they are not so bad. If you don't know them they are a pain.
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Actually I now have 2 favorite Greek restaurants. We found another. Big platters of food and reasonably priced.

Ah the infamous Whisperheat. The furnace I love to hate. When I didn't know all their peculiarities I wanted to throw a stick of dynamite in each one. Had to invent a special wrench to change the pilot burner. Know them like the back of my hand now and they are not so bad. If you don't know them they are a pain.
HAHAHAH-ah-ha!Wait 'til my know it all son has to clean the sensor. I guess the Old Man will tell him the Legend Of The Great Canadian With the Secret Whisperheat Pilot Tool .

LOL he's so mule headed he'd make the trip to Winnepeg just to ask to borrow yours. He's an Elec Engineer .
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I am going to patent it. Replacing the pilot burner is 1/2 the equation, the sensor is the other. VERY few people know that. Talk about a knuckle scraper.

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