I'm looking to replace an old oil furnace on a rural property with a
propane furnace. I intend to do it myself. Since the property is
just a hunting cottage I am not looking to spend a lot. I am actually
looking for a used furnace if I can get one. My question is whether
gas furnaces are specifically made for natural gas or propane, or are
they all the same and just need a different orfice(s) intalled to
match the type of gas used? Anyone know?
This is Turtle.
I have install a many of high eff. Furnance in my time and have never run into a
high or low acid content discharge water from them. OK Let's say there is such a
things and we will deal with it. Get you a acid test kit and get me the acid
reading of the water coming out with no tablet in it for a while and get the
acid reading of 1 to 14 reading. Now 7 reading being normal water and get the
reading and get back with me and I will get the right acid or Alkly tablets to
use on it.
Now Also where is the furnace water being discharged into or what type system or
is it dumped into the yard ?
I bought a new one and watched as the tech did a changeover to
propane. While some may be shipped with the changeover already
installed, they are essentially the same unit.
Too bad I didn't know you a couple of years ago, I had 2 complete
propane furnaces I scrapped out, one was in really good shape, I just
couldn't imagine much of a market for them. I'd have gladly have given
TDD beat me to the reply. Another possibility of flue gas not venting
properly even with the vent pipe clean and intact is that the room is in
a negative pressure and the gases are being sucked out of the draft
diverter. The air going up the vent pipe has to be replaced by outside
air somehow. Usually, especially with a small furnace like this one,
enough air leakage occurs naturally. However, a fireplace or anything
else that pulls air out of the house can cause a negative. Larry
Years ago I lived in a house with a fireplace and every time the
bathroom vent was turned on, we smelled the odor of burning wood.
The bathroom vent was pulling air back down the chimney into the
house. Same thing can happen with a clothes dryer that is vented
to the outside.
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