Hello! I seem to have a problem with my (25 year old) furnace. it will
run for a few minutes ( up to 20) and then there is what sounds like
an explosion and the furnace turns off. when I check it the pilot
light has gone out. it seems like this is happening while the furnace
is running, not just when it is starting or stopping (but I could be
wrong). could this be a symptom of clogged burners? if anyone has any
ideas please let me know. Floyd.
Sure, I have ideas but you don't want to hear them.... and no, I am not
gonna tell you how to fix your Jurassic POS furnace thats 5 years past its
design service life.
I will however, tell you to call your favorite, local, competent, licensed,
insured, professionally trained, Master HVAC technician to have him come
replace your worn out POS furnace with a new one that will only use half of
the energy and fuel that the old one did.
See... I told you it wasn't what you wanted to hear, and now your gonna get
pissy about it, same as the thousands before you have. Another point, The
chances of you being a customer of *ANY* of the pros on here is a 4 million
to 1 shot.
Now Please go away.
Thanks for telling me the one thing that I have not thought of,
calling a tech and replacing my old furnace. It also didn't cross my
mind that I do not have cash falling out my ass and can't afford a new
furnace immediately. Thank you for casting judgment on my character as
well. It amazes me how people you can make such a detailed analysis of
someone you have never met. You did get one thing right, I didn't want
to hear that. Not because I am closing my ears to advice I don't like,
but because I didn't ask "Should I replace my furnace". I asked if
anyone had come across this symptom and if one likely problem had
caused it. So good job missing the point (plus extra credit for being
an ass about it).
See there, I told you you were not gonna like what your told and gonna get
pissy about it. Sheesh. I'll bet if your car was 25 years old and hadn't
been maintained, you would whine about having to replace it too.
You mean like wanting somebody to diagnose a furnace they have never seen??
No make, model, or serial number... don't know when(if) it was ever
serviced, or anything else about it other than its past its normal design
life expectancy and its time to put it to bed.
You didn't have to ask.... If you had done any research, you would know that
the average design life expectancy of a gas furnace is 18 - 20 years. You
would have also known that there is a reason that anual maintenance
Yes, its broken, and I hope you insurance is paid up.
I didn't miss the point at all, and I wasn't being an ass..... I simply
stated facts. if you want me to be an ass, I can do that too.
What Poon-Air is saying is that he's upset that he didn't get into the
roofing business, where asphalt shingles really do last only 15 years
and he can count on regular business.
Instead he's in the HVAC business, where furnaces lasting 30 and 40
years are more the norm than the exception, and he wishes home owners
came to him every 20 years for a new furnace.
But that doesn't happen, so he and others like him come to hate home
owners because of it, even more so when they come here to ask
questions that don't result in any extra business for him or others of
Actually, that would be two things. Calling a tech doesn't necessarily mean
replacing the furnace - unless of course, it's so far gone that even someone
who knows what they are doing decides that it isn't safe to fix.
I did find a few references to the symptom you describe..... "explosion, and
then it shuts off". This article describes your symptoms as you presented
Note that the furnace was inspected by "the gas man" not an HVAC technician.
"...felt the explosion just before the furnace shut off"
"Dalbec predicted the investigation would be difficult. Some debris was
found one-quarter mile away and there are no witnesses."
Wow. You are one dumb fuck. I was unaware that you were the director
of activities for this board! That you can just tell people to come
and go as you please. That you can decide how someone is going to
think about what you have to say? Maybe the thousands of others think
that you should just stop being a fucking piss ant and show common
decency. Someone looking for advice who doesn't have 800 dollar or
more to dish out for their furnace and you are a shit head. Nice.
So how about your fuck off.
As far as you furnace goes, I have had no experience with furnances
and could only say that I would have someone come and check mine out.
Sounds kind of scary in the sense that it is something in your house
that involves fire and gas...so I would be on the safe side.
I don't know who the fuck you are or what rock you crawled out from under,
but he got the best advice *ANYONE* could give, sight unseen. and as far as
$800 for a new furnace??? the wholesale cost is almost twice that. So Mr
clueless wonder, you can go piss up a rope and suck on the bitter end.
You want to be coddled?? go crawl back behind your mama's apron. You want
*FREE* advice?? you got that already. If you want a rate schedule for
consulting fees?? I can do that too. Now go back to alt.homo.repair where
you came from.
Is this a red furnace?
Cuz my cousins uncles sisters mailman had a red furnace that did the same
He left it be & it worked out just fine.
Insurance paid for the whole thing & his wife is now remarried to a wealthy
Have someone look at it, cuz a boom that blows out the pilot light might
just kill someone.
After your rapture, Can I have your stuff?
When was the last time you had the furnace cleaned? You're describing some
kind of delayed ignition. Either that, or gas that fails to light, until it
builds enough concenetration to get to a flame. In any case, it's operating
well below rated efficiency, and it's costing you extra fuel bill.
Christopher A. Young
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