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    A new type of furnace - The House-Burner-Downer!



    This is a wall furnace. A-may-zing.



    Wall furnace after I replaced it and ran a new thermostat line.

    That little misaligned flap in the upper right has been driving me batty ever since I noticed it in the picture. Maybe I should head over and fix it. "Hello ma'am and sir, my OCD demands entrance into your property so I can make your furnace cover flaps perfectly aligned again."


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    Wait a sec, is there something missing in that first pic? Glad you were able get them something safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philjafo View Post
    Wait a sec, is there something missing in that first pic? Glad you were able get them something safe.
    Only a 750 millivolt gas valve, not like you need it or anything.

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    I really like the newer Williams too. That is a well engineered wall furnace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKopp View Post
    I really like the newer Williams too. That is a well engineered wall furnace.
    They are definitely a breeze to install and repair. It's my go-to brand of wall furnace. The furnace install took less than a hour. The ceiling plate spacers were the pain in the butt.

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    Glad those are banned in Canada!

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    Glad those are banned in Canada!
    I guess I didn't give enough information. Those aren't legal here either. The homeowners had their furnace break down (probably the thermocouple not generating enough millivolts). They weren't sure how to fix it. So they decided why keep the middleman? and removed the regulator.

    S*** you not, even tried to light it manually. That must have been a... experience... for the homeowner.

    I'm thinking before he did it, he said something like "Hold my beer and watch this!"

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    That 1/2" coupling in place of the gas valve also removed the regulator for 3.5" pressure at the manifold. So it was running at 7 or 8" pressure. Over fired for sure.

    The CPSC also published a warning about that uncoated brass gas flex connector. Our Gas Utility Co. Red Tags all uncoated brass connectors.

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml97/97187.html

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    HOLY COW!

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    WMD! Good thing you got to it soon enough.

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    I guess we'd call the a direct fired unit??

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    Did you remove the pilot connection? Was it a gravity system?


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    I would have looked at it in amazement for a minute.

    Then I would have shut it off and capped it

    Williams makes a great direct vent heater....That's an electric heater right?

    Because I don't see any venting ......some are top vented.....some are direct vented

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