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Old 06-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Can you lay a high boy air furnace on its side without hurting anything? I have to help a friend get a furnace and wondered if we should leave it standing up or can it be laid on its side in the bed of the truck without any damage. It is a direct drive if that matters. Thanks.

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Old 06-29-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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For transportation, you can lay it down on its back. Laying it on its side, can cause the blower wheel to slide on the shaft when you hit bumps in the road.

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It is better upright. On its back and the wheel in the inducer fan will bounce up and down.
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kick that thing around all Ace Ventura style, no worries.
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I have layed hundreds of them on their sides to bang in return air Plenums and ductwork. Never a problem.
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I have layed hundreds of them on their sides to bang in return air Plenums and ductwork. Never a problem.

I understand laying on its side to work on it. I'm traveling 200 miles with it in the bed of a pickup.
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The best way is on it's back as yuri and been said. If you do travel with it on it's side be very observant when the fan starts if you hear any strange noise shut it down and check the squirrel cage and motor alignment. Go for it.
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I would prefer it upright.
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I'm going to try and leave it upright.
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Upright is for Refrigerator's with heaters it don't matter. Maybe a little tiny bit. Believe me when I say that. If your not traveling over a dirt country road for 200 miles I wouldn't worry about it. The bottom line is your doing it your choice.
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We ended up leaving it upright. Got it home safe and sound.

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