I have a rather old Bryant funace, series SE-G, upflow 100-394U
according to the data plate. The wiring between the motor and a relay
managed to touch a burner and short. In addition to melting the motor
wiring together, some of the other control wiring attached to the fan
control has shorted. I replaced the scorched wiring and it is running
again but the severe corrosion I saw have scared me into looking for
Can anybody give me an idea how old this furnace may be? I haven't had
any luck matching that series or part number in google, so I suspect it
may date to the second world war.
Since I took the day off to fix this issue in case I needed to chase
parts, I have been looking at replacement costs also. I see in this
forum that concord is not a recommended brand. How about westinghouse,
gibson? Are these all contractor grade/undesirable names? I would like
to replace it myself - I used to be an aircraft mechanic so sheet
metal, plumbing and wiring don't bother me.
What is a reliable brand to look at, keeping in mind that this is an
old house and I would like to find parts when necessary. Mid range may
be another way to express it.