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

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  • Dave S.
    Rob, Todd is a great guy, helped me through a couple of issues with my trailer too. Boy am I glad he doesn t charge for his help.. LOL Deep Freeze Dave ... --
    Message 1 of 24 , Feb 13, 2013
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      Rob,
      Todd is a great guy, helped me through a couple of issues with my
      trailer too.
      Boy am I glad he doesn't charge for his help.. LOL
      Deep Freeze Dave
      On 2/13/2013 1:47 AM, Sirrobyn0 wrote:
      > I thought I would give everyone a quick update on the furnace issue. With Todd coaching me I am in the process of replacing the blower motor, actually the blower motor is installed and the furnace is reassembled. I damaged the vent assembly removing it since it had 35 years of rust and corrosion, it didn't want to come apart. So once the vent assembly gets here I will be reinstalling and testing the furnace. And this will cost me about $100.00 for the blower and the vent, so I'm very happy with the cost.
      >
      > And a big thank you to Todd for walking me though it, I have gained a lot of knowledge in the furnace department.
      >
      > I'll let everyone know how it works out in the end.
      >
      > Rob
      >
      > --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Warren wrote:
      >> I can understand the desire for a new furnace if necessary. Parts
      >> availability and warranty.
      >> But, my budget wouldn't allow for a new furnace, so..... i opted for used
      >> that worked.
      >>
      >> From what I understand. The furnace technology has not changed much in the
      >> last 40 years.
      >> My old furnace from the 70s...has an electronic ignition. No pilot light.
      >> it works great....for now. Only issue I have had was when it would not
      >> ignite...due to propane pressure was to low. Adjusted the regulator and it
      >> works fine...then it failed again only to find my regulator is bad.
      >> Pressure to low again. Over time I have had to adjust the regulator about
      >> 3 or 4 times. That is why I know it is bad. Just won't hold a constant
      >> pressure. All other appliances work just fine but the furnace, by design,
      >> is sensitive to improper propane pressure.
      >> Got a new regulator, just haven't put it in yet. Hope to do that in the
      >> next few weeks.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Sirrobyn0 wrote:
      >>
      >>> **
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> I understand the down falls of moving it but I also understand the down
      >>> falls of leaving it in its current location.
      >>>
      >>> I think at this point my plan is going start with removing the old furnace
      >>> and inspecting it. If all it needs is a blower then I'll replace it if I
      >>> can find a replacement. If it has other problems or I can't come up with a
      >>> blower then it will be replacement and debate the possibility of moving it.
      >>>
      >>> I'm not to into the idea of a used unit myself, I've already got a 35 year
      >>> old unit now. I think if it comes down to replacement I'll opt for new
      >>> unless I simply cannot afford it. If it does come to replacement it would
      >>> be nice to have an electronic ignition type and maybe a unit that is a bit
      >>> more efficient.
      >>>
      >>> So well see what happens after I get the furnace out and see if it is
      >>> salvageable or not.
      >>>
      >>> Rob
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Warren wrote:
      >>>> consider hunting down a used unit that fits the same spot.
      >>>> I got my ole 1970s furnace for my RV for just a few bucks, the whole
      >>> thing,
      >>>> and it works great.
      >>>> Mounted it in my 1953 Airstream.
      >>>> Some day I expect it will fail and have to be replaced. Probably opt for
      >>>> the same...used one from a salvaged RV.
      >>>>
      >>>> Moving it to another spot can be a bit lengthy. Have to install the
      >>> propane
      >>>> lines and 12 volt wires as well as find a spot for it to fit into.
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Sirrobyn0 wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>>> **
      >>>>>
      >>>>> 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
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> --
      >>>> Warren
      >>>> 1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3 PowerStroke Centurion conversion dually crew cab
      >>>> pickup (Sam)
      >>>> 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      >>>> Western KY
      >>>>
      >>>>
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      >>>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >> --
      >> Warren
      >> 1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3 PowerStroke Centurion conversion dually crew cab
      >> pickup (Sam)
      >> 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      >> Western KY
      >>
      >>
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      >>
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