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cschwer 11-30-2008 04:18 PM

Help with an American Standard Freedom 80 Furnace
 
Hi,

I recently acquired an American Standard furnace. It was installed in a house as a downflow furnace. I would like to install it in my garage as a horizontal flow furnace. It looks like this furnace can be installed either way, but I need to know if there is something that needs to be changed on the furnance in order to install it in this way.

I'm also looking to get ahold of the install and users manual for this furnace if anyone knows a good source for those.

The furnace details are:
American Standard Freedom 80
Model #: ADD080C936C3
Serial #: L414Y7U2G

Thanks,
Chuck

cschwer 12-02-2008 08:28 AM

Bump.

Any ideas? I'm thinking I don't have to do anything, just turn it on it's side, but I'd like to verify that.

hvaclover 12-02-2008 09:53 AM

Can't tell from the mod number if it can do horizontal or not.

There are always crucial changes that must be made to go horizontal.

cschwer 12-02-2008 11:00 AM

The label in the furnace says Downflow/Horizontal so I figured it could be switched.

What usually needs to be changed on furnaces to switch them?

I read some other manufacturers install manual and they do not mention anything about switching internal parts for furnaces that are specified as downflow/horizontal and that is why I was thinking that this furnace would not require internal modification either.

Chuck

hvaclover 12-02-2008 11:19 AM

Unless somebody has access to AMERICAN STANDARD literature I would not know where to get the install instructions.

cschwer 01-26-2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hvaclover (Post 192698)
Can't tell from the mod number if it can do horizontal or not.

There are always crucial changes that must be made to go horizontal.


What kind of changes usually need to be made?

JohnH1 01-26-2009 01:19 PM

That furnace has exposed flame. If you install it in a garage it should about 8ft above the floor. or you need a sealed combustion unit.

cschwer 01-26-2009 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnH1 (Post 219458)
That furnace has exposed flame. If you install it in a garage it should about 8ft above the floor. or you need a sealed combustion unit.


Yep, it's hanging from the ceiling, about 10 feet off the ground. Thanks.

Also, I thought code was 18" off the floor?

JohnH1 01-26-2009 06:12 PM

I have the install and users manuals. Can a pdf file be up loaded or attached to the message board.

hvaclover 01-26-2009 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cschwer (Post 219462)
Yep, it's hanging from the ceiling, about 10 feet off the ground. Thanks.

Also, I thought code was 18" off the floor?


Look at it this way, you have 81/2 extra feet of margin for safety.

hvaclover 01-26-2009 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnH1 (Post 219658)
I have the install and users manuals. Can a pdf file be up loaded or attached to the message board.

can't figure that out myself:furious::eek:

cschwer 01-27-2009 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnH1 (Post 219658)
I have the install and users manuals. Can a pdf file be up loaded or attached to the message board.

When you post a reply, if you scroll down there is an "Additional Options" section where you can click on "Manage Attachments" to attach a pdf

Chuck

JohnH1 01-27-2009 08:41 AM

File to big system wont allow it.

cschwer 01-27-2009 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnH1 (Post 219995)
File to big system wont allow it.

darn, can you email it to me? cschwer at hotmail dot com

Thanks for your help,
Chuck

JohnH1 01-27-2009 09:00 AM

Sure I will send in a little wile


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