On 20 Dec 2005 14:56:12 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Mine is 26 years old. 27 seasons at the end of this season. . One of
my neighbors with the same furnace at the same age had his replaced a
I had to replace the fan motor too. I screwed up, coudln't get it out
of the housing, and paid them. Shame on me.
Also, the first summer I had the house, the transformer powering the
thing failed. They wanted 200 something for the control unit, but I
whined a bit and he offerred to sell me a transformer that didn't fit
physically but has worked electrically for 22 years. I mounted it
inside the furnace panel and ran wires from it to the circuit board.
I suppose I sealed the hole where the original transformer had been,
but right now I'm not sure.
They say I could save money with a more efficient furnace, but the
plan is to fix all house leaks and see how much I really use. After I
had been here a year or two, my oil supplier said I used less oil than
any of my neighbors that he supplied. Don't know why, but I think he
was telling the truth, because the question was whether to have the
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
:I just went to Grainger and brought my whole assembly there with
: We took the motor off the wheel (took a little convincing, but
: off) and the guy looked up the replacement. My original is a
1/2 hp GE
: unit, the replacement he found was a Dayton 1/2 hp same rpm
: remember now), same shaft, the only difference is the
replacement is 3
: speed, the original is 4 speed. I had the high and low
: what probably is cooling and heating. I noted down all the
: when I removed the original and will hook up the new one the
: Total cost with the new capacitor: $69.20. If this works when
: install after work tonight, I will have saved a lot of money.
: all for encouraging me to replace. My hesitation was due to
: knoweledge of where to get the replacement. Grainger seems
: for that.
It's so great when a plan comes together, isn't it? A little
common sense, some intelligence and a smattering of experience
somewhere can save a diy-er lots of bread.
Now, take the money you saved, put half in the bank, and blow
the rest on something nice for yourself; you deserve it, IMO.
Glad you posted back.
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I'll be the first to get the start of which brand everyone wants.
This website has almost every beer in the world listed, including
And this site has the official Christmas Beer advent calendar,,,
Pretty cool !!!
By the time you finish looking at these sites you will be so thirsty
you will REQUIRE a beer. Stock up in advance !!!!!
I wont be fussy, Just email me a Budweiser.... The old standby, and it
always satisfies me !!!
On 20 Dec 2005 13:36:35 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
You're very welcome. Glad to be of help. Grainger is a good place.
I have always found them very helpful. You did it the right way by
taking the whole blower along. Dayton is their brand, and it's good.
I would not worry about the 3 speed VS the original 4 speed. If you
have to swap a wire in the summer for cooling, thats not a big deal.
Most likely you wont have to do anything, 3 speeds are plenty.
I'm just glad you got heat again.
From reading your other post, I think that furnace place was really
trying to rob you. I'd avoid them. An 18 year old gas furnace is not
all that old. Gas furnaces are not that complicated, at least not the
older ones. You can actually check the heat exchanger yourself by
removing the panel and simply looking for any cracks or imperfections.
Or find a trustworthy furnace repair company to inspect it for you.
The advice to get a CO alarm is good advice. You saved a lot of
money, so go get yourself a CO alarm for about $20.
When you inspect your heat exchanger, vacuum out any debris in there
with a shop vac. Keeping it clean prolongs everything.
One last thing. I hope you oiled the bearings on the squirrel case
blower. If they are tight, that could have added to the motor burning
out. Be sure to oil them at least twice a year.
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