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    Luxaire Gas Furnace

    Can anyone tell me how old this unit is? Luxaire downflow SN 11620001 D223. Guessing mid 70's, just wondering about age. It has enough issues to warrent replacement, I guess I'm looking for another selling point. Since the customer has free gas, efficiency isn't an issue. Thanks. John

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    http://www.buildingcenter.org/luxaire

    Doesn't fit the format for luxaire sn, but if you look at #6 anything that says luxaire inc is at least over 30 and old enough it should've been replaced long ago.

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    That serial number format was used back when Luxaire was owned by Westinghouse.

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    Thanks guys. The owner and I both know its old, but he's in his 80's and can't remember when he had it installed. On a side note, weren't Moncrief and Luxaire together at one time? I remember two nameplate options when we would pick up a Moncrief Oil Furnace. And how long has Moncrief been gone? Guess I'm showing my age now! John

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnerjohn View Post
    I remember two nameplate options when we would pick up a Moncrief Oil Furnace. And how long has Moncrief been gone? Guess I'm showing my age now! John
    Moncrief (Henry Furnace) was purchased by Luxaire, Inc. when it was under Westinhouse. The name (Moncrief) was then sold to York at the same time as Luxaire.

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    As I recall, Moncrief name dropped in the 80s. The unit in question likely 70s vintage maybe?

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    Early to mid 70s. WAG, 75.
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    Our educated guess from talking to the HO and his son is 74-76. Doesn't really matter, since a new unit will be installed Monday. As a side note, when did they stop building standing pilot units. I'm thinking 87 or 88. but once again CRS strikes. Thanks. John

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