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Old 01-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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I have a 1901 Victorian with a old gas floor furnace. It has not been turned on in probably 3-4 years and looking to clean it out thoroughly and try to start it.

I'm looking for some advice on any parts I should replace or rebuild and also proper way to vent this thing. It's physically located on first floor of our two story home adjacent to a side entry door and near some windows.


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Old 01-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Those have not been legal for many years in my area.
I'd disconnect it, trash it and repair the floor.


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Old 01-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Still legal and replaced with like in my area.

It need to be vented to a chimney.

Check thermopile, if its weak, replace it. nothing to rebuild on them.
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Didnt they used to call these Hotspots? I remember these in a lot of older homes in NJ. They seemed to work real well. Cast Iron, right? I know they were nice to stand on to thaw out
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Illegal here too. Its either a wall furnace or a ducted system. Guess some municipalities are still using out dated codes.

We can't put horizontals in crawl spaces either...unless a whole bunch of conditions and structure alterations are met.

Cheaper to just instal a package unit and flex duct.
Just slow, not stupid.
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