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Old 09-01-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Here is my issue. I have an older but never used furnace I'm putting in my garage. The instructions say I need to put in at least a 16x25 external filter.
If you look at my picture, I can only cut an opening of 15x19. So do I cut out both sides of the furnace and put (2) 14x20s filters in? The white line in the picture represnts a piece of sheet metal on the inside of the cabinet that seperates the blower area and the area of electrical and venting.
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What is the type and model number of the furnace? Electric or gas? Front picture.

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Well from the looks of it I would build a box to set the furnace on and run the return into the top of the box. Use the bottom of the furnace for your return air. In a garage the blower needs to be 18" abobe the floor anyway per code.
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Already have it on a box. Is there any reason I couldn't run 2 filters, 1 on each side? Other than the cost.
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Nope, you can do that.
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Thanks.
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HOW DO YOU FIGURE THAT FURNACE WAS NEVER USED? YOU CAN SEE THE BLACK PIPE AND PRIMER FROM THE PVC WHERE IT WAST CUT OUT FROM IT'S FORMER LOCATION

Dont use that furnace if you value your life.
That may have FEDDERS mane on it but it was made by Consolidated Ind.

There is a court order removing them from service due to many defective parts:

Stefanyshyn v. Consolidated Industries
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WARNING THE CONTINUED USE OF FURNACES COVERED BY THIS SETTLEMENT POSES A SERIOUS RISK OF FIRE AND/OR CARBON MONOXIDE LEAKS.
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That was me who put on the pvc pipe and black pipe. Ugly yes but it will work. I have a serial # for this furnace 970725077. How do I find out when it was manufactured? I have checked all the labels on the unit.
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That was me who put on the pvc pipe and black pipe. Ugly yes but it will work. I have a serial # for this furnace 970725077. How do I find out when it was manufactured? I have checked all the labels on the unit.
1997....its a Consolidated. I know their equipment well.
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Ok so it's too late for me to file a claim. And oviously you know what your talking about. So I have question for you. This will be in my barn away from any living creatures or other structures This unit will be used on a very limted basis. A few hours on Saturdays and Sundays and not overnight, only when I'm in the barn. What should I be on the look out for?
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Ok look , am not going to sugar coat this for you: I said the furnace will kill you. If you insist on not taking the warning I have given you than go pound sand.

I don't know what it takes to convince people like you; when you are told something is dangerous you immediately ask "how can I get around danger".
If it was ok to use I would not tell you it's gonna kill you.
Install the dang thing if you want but I am not going to tell you how to kill your self and I would hope that none of the pros would contribute to your demise by answering any questions either.

I am going to ask the mods to close this thread.
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