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ktritz 03-05-2007 04:55 PM

Induction blower seal
 
Greetings!

I just replaced the induction blower on my Trane x80 furnace. The seal between the former blower and the furnace was a very fibrous gasket that essentially disintegrated when I took it out.

I replaced the blower with a Fasco A143, but it didn't come with a gasket or seal. I've seen suggestions of using a bead of silicone around the blower...

How essential is this gasket? Is this something that needs to be fixed ASAP, or can I put it off until the weekend?

Are there any suggestions as to what type of gasket or silicone to use to seal the blower?

Thanks!

Kevin

harleyrider 03-05-2007 05:34 PM

Use High temp RTV (like what you would use on a automotive valve cover back in the day) and DO IT TODAY! a 1/2 in bead will be fine.

ktritz 03-05-2007 05:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. Do they have the high temperature stuff at Home Depot/Lowes?

Presumably, this http://www.google.com/search?q=loc37469 is the stuff you're talking about...

Kevin

elementx440 03-05-2007 07:33 PM

an autoparts store will have high temp rtv as well, like an autozone or napa.

harleyrider 03-05-2007 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktritz (Post 35779)
Thanks for the suggestion. Do they have the high temperature stuff at Home Depot/Lowes?

Presumably, this http://www.google.com/search?q=loc37469 is the stuff you're talking about...

Kevin


Yep thats it...........


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