When my Heat Pump was installed a few years ago we just pulled the old
fuel oil furnace over to the side. I'm going to make a run to the
scrap metal place next week so I decided to take the old furnace too.
I had to take it out of the basement by myself so I decided to
disassemble it and remove it piece by piece. It was incredibly easy. I
took a bucket in the basement with me to throw all the screws in but
the thang only had a hand full of screws holding it together.
The combustion chamber was too heavy for me to lift but I have an
outside entrance (Bilco Door) to the basement so I pulled it over to
the steps and laid on the steps against a plank and ran a chain out to
the yard and hooked it to the garden tractor and pulled that heavy
assed thing right up the stairs.
More room in that little ole basement now.
Alternative: We had to move a 50-year-old 800 pound cast iron boiler
(we weighed when we sold it for scrap)up the wooden basement steps
into the garage when I replaced it with a gas boiler last year.
Manhandled it to the door, and tilted it over onto the 2 X 12's we
used to cover the stairs. Backed an F250 with a heavy duty trailer
hitch into the garage. This put the truck perpendicular to the steps
axis, about 4' from the steps. Using heavy chain and a chainfall, we
then winched it up the stairs until it was on the garage floor. Towed
it out of the garage, and tilted it against the bed of the truck. All
hands then picked it up and slid it into the bed.
Worked for us; YMMV
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