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  1. #27
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    almost every brand will crack eventually. thats crazy its only like 3 years old. i find a crack i a heat exchanger atleast once a day you got to know where to look, in those dimple welds, cracked eyelets, and right inside the burner tube is the most common. you do have to look and homeowners think your just trying to find something wrong with it. but they way i see it im trying to keep their house safe

  2. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruiserccl View Post
    here are some photos of a trane furnace I seen this summer when going a ac call. Furnace was only a few years old. The transition piece was not racked but the secondary had little cracks everywhere and of course would leak. Homeowners ended up doing new heat ex changer even thou I suggested a few furnace but I understand there issue I just wish trane would do something about this.......

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  3. #29
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    Sorry my photos off my phone didnt work... So here they are the one that i have seen a problem's in seem to be with the 100,000 btu models the transition was not cracked and it was coming from the plastic plate that is screwed on the secondary. the rest of it is stainless i beleive i wish they would of also dont those stainless and not cheap plastic. I hope these forms help contractors and homeowners fight this problem because its wrong........
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  4. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruiserccl View Post
    Sorry my photos off my phone didnt work... So here they are the one that i have seen a problem's in seem to be with the 100,000 btu models the transition was not cracked and it was coming from the plastic plate that is screwed on the secondary. the rest of it is stainless i beleive i wish they would of also dont those stainless and not cheap plastic. I hope these forms help contractors and homeowners fight this problem because its wrong........
    Holy $*** that is the worst one I have seen. We have more issues with the primary than the secondary though.

  5. #31
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    looks like that one's been apart before.

    The last one I had w/cracked header, only time filter was cleaned was when I went and condemned it- twice. She got new one after third header failed.
    Wonder how many yrs before next failure?
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  6. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat22 View Post
    looks like that one's been apart before.

    The last one I had w/cracked header, only time filter was cleaned was when I went and condemned it- twice. She got new one after third header failed.
    Wonder how many yrs before next failure?

    i admit i wonder the same thing on when the next failure would be. i seen a few what i dont understand is why is so hit or miss on this issue. Are the american standard the same way just wondering
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  7. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2141 View Post
    Holy $*** that is the worst one I have seen. We have more issues with the primary than the secondary though.


    well i have to say if homeowners had annual pm's done on there equipment a lot of these issue would be caught before they become like the photo's i had just posted.
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  8. #34
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    Just changed one today ,the round button in the middle popped pff thats where it was leaking.keeped getting a pressure switch code,if you pulled off hose and put back on the furnace relights.put in new heat exchanger high temp sealed.9hrs later it started not to light again.going back in morning to change the hose to pressure switch.and high temp seal inducer,anybody have any in put why its doing this.put on a new pressure switch already don,t know what else to check.

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    chicagojonny, what do you mean by the button in the middle?
    Thanks

  10. #36
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    the way they are made on each chamber there is a round hole with a round quater size ring that is pressed on from expanding and cotracting it popped out causing a leak

  11. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagojohnny View Post
    Just changed one today ,the round button in the middle popped pff thats where it was leaking.keeped getting a pressure switch code,if you pulled off hose and put back on the furnace relights.put in new heat exchanger high temp sealed.9hrs later it started not to light again.going back in morning to change the hose to pressure switch.and high temp seal inducer,anybody have any in put why its doing this.put on a new pressure switch already don,t know what else to check.
    is this a single stage or two stage?
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  12. #38
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    found my problem bad board it kept the inducer running after shut down

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    Good to hear

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