In my last house I had a furnace older than yours. Put a new motor in
it, bearings, thermocuple I don't know what all. It was underwater a
couple of times. This one's run for eleven years with no problem. So
Kiss my ....
People like you are a part of problem not solution. We try to keep our
environment clean. conserve energy, etc. I bet you still drive model T
and you never recycle anything. Wonder what kind of efficiency your
aging furnace has. If every household saves 10.00 a month nationwide
how much will it amount to? What kind of world are you trying to pass
onto your kids, grand kids, and great grand kids? I bet it is none of
You don't need electronic ignition in order to have an efficient
heat-exchanger to give you 90+ efficiency.
That's the real crime here.
I drive an 11-year-old-car that gives me 28 mpg on the highway and still
has it's factory-original battery in it. Do you know how much energy is
used to build a new car? Tell me how much "carbon" that I haven't put
into the atmosphere because of that.
My pilot light uses $10 PER YEAR extra natural gas.
I don't have kids.
Life's too short to have kids.
Tell me now how much I'm saving the environment because of that. Tell
me how big my environmental footprint is because I don't have kids. Put
that in your high-efficiency furnace and smoke it.
You mean that I don't follow conventional animal instincts (or religeous
dogma) by procreating?
It's normal for any animal (including humans) to pollute their
environment with abandon and with disregard to their own welfare or that
of the environment or future generations.
Reducing energy usage, forced increases in efficiency by regulation, or
recycling, is also "nor normal" for humans.
All of the environmental crises that the world now faces has it's root
cause in human population growth. You fools think that simply driving a
prius, putting your aluminum cans and newspaper at the curb for
recycling, and spending thousands on new HVAC for your house every 10
years means that you can continue to pop-out kids and everything will be
ok. Nobody wants to touch the issue of "too many people", especially in
the insanely religeous USA where the thinking is "you can never have
enough people because that's what god wants".
No, we think that doing those things is possible and changing the fact
that we have 6 billion people on the planet is unlikely. So instead
of pissing and moaning about it some of us try to be more considerate
of our resource consumption. There is planty of resources if we go
about using them more intelligently. Curbing the population is a good
idea but there is always going to be billions of people on the planet
so we have to start doing some of the other things as well. We will
run out of fossil fuels. We're running out of many easily accessed
raw materals. Now we have to reusing what we have.
I found I could keep the thing running if it stayed warm between
cycles. My habit is to turn the heat down at night and it would not
work in the morning. If I heat it up with an electric heater it works
fine. I ordered a new flame sensor which arrived yesterday. I put that
in but it's so cold here now I don't want to mess with letting it get
real cold and restarting. I'm hoping the flame sensor does the trick
but the preheating business makes me think elecronics so I'll see.
The new flame sensor seems to have done the trick. I've turned it down
real low a couple of nights and it seems to be working fine. The old
flame sensor looked almost new when I first took it out and was at
least elevn years without cleaning. Cleaning didn't do any good
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