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Old 12-30-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hi Team,

Do we have a problem with horizontal attic mounted house gas furnaces ? specially the ones that are made by consolidated and / or premier furnace companies ? and if so how often you come across them ?

Thanks for your input

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Hi Team,

Do we have a problem with horizontal attic mounted house gas furnaces ? specially the ones that are made by consolidated and / or premier furnace companies ? and if so how often you come across them ?

Thanks for your input
Seems like we had quite a few in the Hesperia/Victorville area when we lived there, if I'm thinking of the right brand, they had major heat exchanger failures.

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Can you pleaase explain heat exchanger failure ? My neighborhood is full of these furnaces and in last ten years mine worked very well. Are we talking about an isolated case blown out of proportion ? or do we have a problem? Thanks for your input.
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Can you pleaase explain heat exchanger failure ? My neighborhood is full of these furnaces and in last ten years mine worked very well. Are we talking about an isolated case blown out of proportion ? or do we have a problem? Thanks for your input.
How old is the furnace? The ones I've seen were out of houses built in the 80's. As far as heat exchanger failures, just your typical cracks and such.

Probably wouldnt hurt to have it inspected.
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My house was buit in 1996, I bought it in 2001 and since then had no problem. I do have annual inspection done on the unit and so far all is good. No signs of cracks, etc. Will re-inspect it myself again.
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I cant say if you have a problem, I just remember many contractors complaining about how poorly they held up.
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They may have worked the bugs out on their newer models. Seems like every brand out there has had a heat exchanger problem somewhere along the line that they have had to rectify along the way.
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I'm curious, why the concern?
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I just googled premier and found that there is a page dedicated to a recall issue with them concerning nox rods and fire concerns but it stops at 1994, so maybe yours is not an issue.

The furnace is almost 15 years old, you should consider just replacing it.

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