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Old 02-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #16
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Then there is the fact that eventually the heat exchanger will fail and your money for repairs is gone. Google metal fatigue to find out what happens. I have seen metal turn redish purple and crumble from old age inside old furnaces as the moisture in the flue gas combined with a bit of sulphur in the gas corrodes the metal. After 65 yrs in that solution/enviroment what do you really expect to happen. Just delaying the ineveitable IMO and a waste of $$ IMO.

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I've got a guy coming over tomorrow for an estimate. I've had a heat exchanger crack on me more than once...

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #18
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We had a REALLY REALLY bad incident years ago where a chimney got blocked in a old rooming house and CO spilled into the house. 6 people got sick, 2 died and the rest are in a comma and got severe brain damage. Fooling around with antique furnaces and chimneys is NOT a good idea.
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All the apartments and halls have CO detectors as well as smoke detectors.

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