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  1. #1
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    May 2007
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    oversized furnace

    I have a furnace that is oversized -would capping off one or two burner ports be a good idea ? Looking for longer run cycles and more comfort. The furnace is an older model with a draft hood..

  2. #2
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    You will void the AGA certification!!!!!! How do you know it is oversized??? Did you do a load calculation??????
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

    Tomorrow is promised to no one...

  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
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    Yuma, Arizona
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    JMILES, let me ask YOU a question... does capping a couple of burner ports sound like a safety issue?

    Would you pay a professional to do it?

    Or would you be hesitant if you had someone willing to do what you described?

  4. #4
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    Oct 2007
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    Southern Ontario
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    No- sounds like a terrible idea. This furnace was designed this way for a reason. If the furnace design doesn't suit your house don't tinker, change the furnace. Think two stage. New furnace will save you money every year, give you greater comfort and the two stage should give you longer run times.

  5. #5
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    You could create many other costly problems by doing so.(also some deadly problems)

    Many companies have 12 month same as cash financing available. Call around and get a correctly sized higher efficiency furnace.
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