I was looking to convert my parents pilot system. Do they make any kits
for this furnace? Also are there any Service Bulletins for this furnace
,and how could I find them? I work in the industry and could do the
work myself. With that said I work on commercial and industrial. I
don't have any resources to find the correct info. Thanks for any
Try you local York/Luxaire/Coleman supplier.... *if* there is a retro kit
available, they should be able to find the correct part number(s)
Assuming that the furnace is standing pilot now, at the least...you will be
looking at a minimum of a gas valve, control module/board, ignitor, flame
sensor, and wiring harness. You might have a problem with the modification
if it wasn't available for that particular furnace when it was
manufactured.... not only for parts availability, but also for the UL
listing, and insurance purposes.
This isn't for a trailer, is it??
You might be better off just doing a furnace change-out.
As long as YOU are paying for it.......knock yourself out. Its a big
waste of money though considering the age of the furnace and the
Get them a new furnace and have a pro install it.
I thought I might be able to buy a retrofit kit. Yes I'm paying for
it. They're scared of lighting the pilot . They had one bad exp. I pay
150 my cost for a kit for larger units. I was trying to buy some time
,till I could get the new one installed. As far as a pro I think I can
handle it. I 'm so busy right now . I mainly do control work now and
it never slows down.
Suggest best to swap the thing out ( or get a pro to do this for you if your
time is at a premium ) for a newer, ( more efficient ) gas furnace--and at
that same time then also add a coil box for your eventual heat pump install.
The existing ductwork may well not even be large enough to handle the cfm
airflow that's required for heat pump operation anyways--and so this all
serves as pretty darned good incentive to get a pro out there so as to at
least get some ballpark quotes / info as far as how to best proceed since
your wanting to eventually add a heat pump.
honeywell, robershaw and white rogers all offer cycle-pilot,
intermittant pilot conversion kits for standing pilot systems.
i've seen them installed in just about every kind of hvac equipment
imaginable. most kits contain everything you need, and someone who
works in the field shouldnt hav e too many problems installing such a
Johnstones Honeywell kit is L38-263 or L86-058.
Johnstones Robershaw kit is L36-962 or L38-185
Another thought is to add a Robertshaw automatic pilot relight kit,
Take 24v thru a momentary (push button type) switch to the relight
module. I got some of these installed on duct furnaces, where
re-lighting the pilot is a major pain in the ass.
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