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38320Re: [classicrv] Re: thoughts needed on furnace issue

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  • Todd Barnard
    Feb 4, 2013
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      Does it have two separate round exhaust vents outside?

      On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Sirrobyn0 <sirrobyn0@...> wrote:

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      > I don't know the model number off hand but it is the pilot type.
      >
      > Rob
      >
      > --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Todd Barnard wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Rob, is it a 659 series Doutherm? Pilot or electronic ignition?
      > >
      > > I loved the 659s...they were a pain in the ass to work on, however,
      > > changing a motor is not the hardest of tricks.
      > >
      > > You can email directly if you like.
      > > twbarnard@...
      > >
      > > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Sirrobyn0 wrote:
      > >
      > > > **
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      > > >
      > > > With my late winter camping trip coming up about a month from now I
      > went
      > > > out to the old rv over this weekend and discovered that the furnace is
      > > > acting up I was hoping to get some thoughts from you guys. My motor
      > home is
      > > > 1977 dodge flair class c. The furnace is a duo therm. The problem is
      > that
      > > > the blower fan has gone out it spins a little bit and makes a lot of
      > noise
      > > > but doesn't really blow any air.
      > > >
      > > > I have found a blower motor that might work for a replacement but since
      > > > duo therm parts haven't been made in years it is hard to say for sure
      > until
      > > > I order it and it gets here will set me back about $125
      > > >
      > > > The one thing I have never liked about the furnace is it is on the
      > right
      > > > side of the rv so the exhaust dumps into the area where our add a room
      > is.
      > > > Maybe now is a good time to buy a new furnace and install it on the
      > left
      > > > side so it exhausts on the opposite side.
      > > >
      > > > What I am hoping for is a little feedback here.
      > > >
      > > > Is the old duo therm worth putting a motor in if I can find one?
      > > >
      > > > Would I be better off in the long run to replace the furnace with a new
      > > > unit that would have things like electric start and no standing pilot
      > > > light? And would be new and reliable?
      > > >
      > > > Would it be worth my time and energy to move the furnace to the other
      > wall
      > > > to avoid exhaust emissions in the add a room area?
      > > >
      > > > I am open to any thoughts
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > > Rob
      > > >
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