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#2382490 - 10/05/17 01:45 PM Garage furnace - fall tune up . . .
a12rag Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 1868
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
WOW !! Am I ever glad I walked into the garage this morning !!! My overhead heater has been working effortlessly for the last 20 odd years !!! Then this morning when I was in there, it kicked in but I did not hear the fan blowing - rather a HUM !!! Thought I better check things out . . . turned off the furnace (this is a hanging off the rafters type gas heater with fan) . . . after all this time, the fan blade had "walked" back on the motor shaft and then when it went to turn, caught on the fan guard !!! . . . I was lucky, no motor burn up, because I was there to shut things off right away . . . anyhow, pulled off the fan/motor/guard, and the fan blade screw to the motor shaft was tight, but I loosened it and moved fan blade back to it's original position, tightened the screw, reinstalled and voila, furnace working 100% !!!

Just a call out to everyone, check your furnace, at least more than once in 20 years !!!!

Cheers

Mark


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#2382497 - 10/05/17 02:06 PM Re: Garage furnace - fall tune up . . . [Re: a12rag]
John Brown Offline
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Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 723
Loc: South Bend
I turned my furnace off last week to fumigate the house like I do every year before winter. Turned it back on a couple of days later and the darned thermocouple wouldn't let the pilot light work. Had to replace the thermocouple. Spent $12.95 and replaced it myself. You'd think a part that expensive should last longer than 29 years. Furnace came with the house when I bought it, so there's not much chance I can get a warrantee on it.

What a rip. whiney
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#2382518 - 10/05/17 02:37 PM Re: Garage furnace - fall tune up . . . [Re: a12rag]
Supercuda Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: West Texas
I'm sure you can sue the prior owner's for failure to disclose the possibility that the furnace might fail.
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#2382542 - 10/05/17 03:23 PM Re: Garage furnace - fall tune up . . . [Re: Supercuda]
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Loc: Round Lake Beach, Illinoisy
I had a furnace just like that before my garage burned down, worked great for a couple decades. Now I gotta figure out what to buy... runaway
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#2382607 - 10/05/17 05:33 PM Re: Garage furnace - fall tune up . . . [Re: a12rag]
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Registered: 06/23/14
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I put all new pipe on my shops wood stove last week, about a year longer then I should of waited..

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#2382778 - 10/05/17 10:18 PM Re: Garage furnace - fall tune up . . . [Re: Rhinodart]
a12rag Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 1868
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Originally Posted By Rhinodart
I had a furnace just like that before my garage burned down, worked great for a couple decades. Now I gotta figure out what to buy... runaway


If I had it to do all over again, in floor heat . . . no dust, warm to lie on underneath the car - hmmmm, might be able to take that nap with no interruptions . . . . boogie

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