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  1. #1
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    Old Rheem RXQA 1210 bxx - Looking for a Filter?

    Hello.
    I have an older home with a Rheem furnace. It has a slide in filter which fits under the unit - there's a 2.25 x 17" panel that can be removed, and it looks as if the filter slides in there.

    It also looks as if the unit had a cooling coil or heat pump added at some point. (It's an aluminum finned upside down V looking thing). When I purchased the home, there was no filter in the unit, so I crawled up under the furnace box area, and the coil was covered with a quarter inch of felt looking dust!

    I cleaned the fins and dirt off as best as possible, but now I cannot find a filter for it, or figure out how the filter stays in place? I don't know if a custom fit filter would just slide in - seems it would fall in below the furnace.

    If someone has an idea of what would work, I'd be grateful. Thank you so much.

  2. #2
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    many furnaces came with a wire clip that held the filter in place. if yours is one of those, there will be holes that hold the wire...
    if the system is not designed for a furnace filter, there may be a filter rack elsewhere in the ductwork, or more commonly, in the wall grille.
    The TRUE highest cost system is the system not installed properly...

    Do you go to a boat repairman with a sinking boat, and tell him to put in a bigger motor when he tells you to fix the holes?

    I am yourmrfixit

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    Try a 16 x25 x1 or a 16 x25x 2 filter
    Stuff happens

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