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Old 02-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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I forgot about the heat exchanger...
Check it:
http://www.achrnews.com/articles/che...eat-exchangers

You're still on borrowed time.
btw... Has anyone mentioned asbestos?

Like what my grandfather had in the 20's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viqdSrtl9_M
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #17
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Sorry I'm late to the party. Hopefully you've found all the parts you need. But, if not...
Here are some in the Detroit area that have parts for older heating units. Hopefully one can help & will mail the parts to you.

Detroit Safety Furnace (313) 832-2221 is a good one. They have mailed me parts when I was on the road.

They have been in business for over 100 years & the warehouse is full of hidden treasures. (At least last time I was there.) And, they are much less expensive for new items than anyone else around town.

Sometimes they are a great resource for hard to find ancient heating unit parts. If they don't have it, they are good about knowing who will have it. Very nice people.

Plan B is Atlas Plumbing Supply (313) 579-2700. I don't know for sure, but I'd imagine they mail parts. They have been around since the 1930's & have hard-to-find parts.

I will try to find out who bought the State Plumbing warehouse & business in Detroit. They have (had) everything. They have been in the same spot since about 1846 (Yep- 1800's). Their warehouse (if it is still there) is full of ancient heating & plumbing parts (and plumbing, including lead pedestal drinking fountains with birds as handles). If I find they are still around, I'll let you know.

If you feel like searching, they were originally called Park & McKay then State Plumbing on Linwood Court South of Fenkell, East of Linwood Ave in Detroit. I think I'll be in that neighborhood this week, so I'll take a look.

Good luck on the parts search!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #18
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I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT INFO! I had a man come over to give me an estimate on replacing the furnace and he said that a company called Wayne Combustion makes what I'm looking for. I sent them photos and they told me which part I need. Now I just need to find someone to install it. In the mean time I'm going to call your people and see if I can find the exact same Bryant burner or a similar one with more safety features on it.

Thanks again!
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My Pleasure! I hope at least one of them is a good resource.

I'm hoping I find State Plumbing still operating. That warehouse is amazing. I wish I bought some of the older stuff over the years. They even had (have?) shelves full of new-old-stock wooden water pipes from the 1800's. (Many miles are still in use in Detroit & the older suburbs.) Rolls of lead pipe, too.

I'd bet 3000 square feet was nothing but oil burner & conversion burner parts. Shelf after shelf after shelf, 20 feet high. If Mister Crabby at the counter was in a tolerable mood, he'd let you go search for yourself.

Fun place if you're into cool, old items. I'm not a plumber, but I still appreciate the craftsmanship of even the simplest fitting.
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Neither Detroit Safety nor Atlas carry parts for older furnaces anymore....
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