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Old 11-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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I have a old carrier furnace circa 1974, I need a gas valve for it and was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere to get a good generic one for it.

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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1974?

Don't you think it's time you retired that old dinosaur? You could probably recoup the cost of a 90% furnace in no time.

30Years is old and makes that furnace a carbon monoxide time bomb waiting to go off.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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That beast eats gas.
You can still find gas valves for them.
But, you'll save more money by getting a new furnace.

Since I get my parts at whole sale houses. I can't tell you where to get one.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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Hey Been!

Gas hog is right. My 360 cu in v8 uses less gas than the poor OP's furnace.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:48 AM   #5
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I have a old carrier furnace circa 1974, I need a gas valve for it and was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere to get a good generic one for it.

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damn thats 4 years b4 i even started in this trade
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One year for me LoL

Hey Ken how's Mom doing?
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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Thats not the way to treat a DIY poster. The man is looking for a gas valve, if you cant help him stay at home, and going out on a social rant, is just wrong! Suggesting a new furnace is or should be a consideration is one thing but comparing your age to his furnace........... unbelieval
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No body was mistreated. Merely pointed out how much gas the furnace is using and that a replacement would be a better choice because of ROI.

The fact the furnace is older than mine and Been's long careers was mentioned to punctuate the age for the sake of safety.

I think that it would be a dis-service if I were to condone the repair of so old a unit with out actually having seen it's condition personally. I am the one who would lose sleep if something went wrong.

SOP at my company is we come across anything over thirty years we won't repair it. it's bad enough we turn off the gas and tag it.
If the customer is interested we will quote a new unit. If not the customer is encouraged to get a second opinion.

It's a big liability issue we won't take a chance on.
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No body was mistreated. Merely pointed out how much gas the furnace is using and that a replacement would be a better choice because of ROI.

The fact the furnace is older than mine and Been's long careers was mentioned to punctuate the age for the sake of safety.

I think that it would be a dis-service if I were to condone the repair of so old a unit with out actually having seen it's condition personally. I am the one who would lose sleep if something went wrong.

SOP at my company is we come across anything over thirty years we won't repair it. it's bad enough we turn off the gas and tag it.
If the customer is interested we will quote a new unit. If not the customer is encouraged to get a second opinion.

It's a big liability issue we won't take a chance on.
AS long as the furnace is working with no other side effects from age AND if the home owner cant afford a new furnace at the time he has the right to look for a new gas valve.
And another thing you cant just tag a unit just for age.
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AS long as the furnace is working with no other side effects from age AND if the home owner cant afford a new furnace at the time he has the right to look for a new gas valve.
And another thing you cant just tag a unit just for age.
Nobody is condemning it on age alone. My last post said IF it was bad enough we would turn it off and tag it. We would be responsible if we did not.
And a copy of the invoice goes to the mechanical authority to document the incident.

Instead of discussing this with me you could have posted the answer the HO was asking.

This is a DIY site but I won't encourage action that may hurt somebody.

What would you say about some body here if they gave advice and it ended up injuring the OP or worse?
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The OP may or may not be able to afford a new furnace.
The OP's furnace is at best 65% AFUE.
It is more then likely oversized.
It is using more gas then is needed to heat his house.

He may be able to get anothe gas valve for it for 80 bucks or more.
But, he will still have several other parts that could also fail in the near future. That could make his current furnace a money pit.

No one wants to see anybody stuck having to throw good money after bad money, just to justify the previous repair.

He was only advised to get another furnace. Not that he should have a contractor install it for him.
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The OP may or may not be able to afford a new furnace.
The OP's furnace is at best 65% AFUE.
It is more then likely oversized.
It is using more gas then is needed to heat his house.

He may be able to get anothe gas valve for it for 80 bucks or more.
But, he will still have several other parts that could also fail in the near future. That could make his current furnace a money pit.

No one wants to see anybody stuck having to throw good money after bad money, just to justify the previous repair.

He was only advised to get another furnace. Not that he should have a contractor install it for him.



Been you are such a Diplomat.

My style is more like "kicking in doors unannounced" when I hafta explain stuff like this.
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Ok thanks for the help..........I think......it took me a while to find my thread again. Well here is my excuse: I am broke as far as 300 to 900 dollars goes for a new heater plus I don't plan on living in this house much longer and although a new unit would prob help sell it I cannot sport for one regardless. I did however pick one up on ebay for a mere $41.50 free shipping. Now I just need to put it in Any recommendations on pipe sealer for the input line?
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Regular Natural Gas pipe dope does the job. About 3bucks at any hardware.

I hope it's a new valve and not some used one.

I also hope that it's the right valve for your furnace.

Can you post the the Ebay description of the valve?
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It was the recommended cross reference for the essex that is in the unit itself. Here is the url http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...50&mfe=sidebar

I have already received it and appears new as stated.

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