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  1. #14
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    There was a builder here built some nice houses in the mid 80s. Used Magic Chef 60% furnaces and Westy heat pumps wired for cooling only. Since W gave up on the biz around 1980, they sure sat somewhere for a while! I think most of those homes have replaced the outdoor units but we still see a big clunker furnace now and then.

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    If you have a Westinghorse, it's way more than 20 years old!

    And I agree, if I had a CO detector go off and had a relic furnace, I'd want a pro to check things out before I used it again
    Yea, I think the last Westinghouse was made in 1975.

  3. #16
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    say what!!!!!!

    oh my gosh. You are a very lucky man. how exactly would you go about putting on an automatic ignitor without a corresponding logic board and safties to work as a system? no combustion air motor so theoretically your sequence of operation stops right there cause your pressure switch which you also dont have can't possibly close. and how does the board know the flame lit without a proofing sensor. i cant imagine converting an antique to a modern ignition system without bypassing a few things and that aint good on a furnace, and it would cost a freeakin fortune to actually do it and do it right. you could just about replace the furnace i bet for what it would cost. plus i'd really have to have a good day with the old thinking cap screwed on real tight to even attempt it. buddy you need to drag that old westing house out to the curb for it hurts you.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasond1011 View Post
    oh my gosh. You are a very lucky man. how exactly would you go about putting on an automatic ignitor without a corresponding logic board and safties to work as a system? no combustion air motor so theoretically your sequence of operation stops right there cause your pressure switch which you also dont have can't possibly close. and how does the board know the flame lit without a proofing sensor. i cant imagine converting an antique to a modern ignition system without bypassing a few things and that aint good on a furnace, and it would cost a freeakin fortune to actually do it and do it right. you could just about replace the furnace i bet for what it would cost. plus i'd really have to have a good day with the old thinking cap screwed on real tight to even attempt it. buddy you need to drag that old westing house out to the curb for it hurts you.

    it may have had an aftermarket pilot relighter installed on it. that would relight the pilot if it went out before the thermocouple cooled down and shut off pilot gas.

  5. #18
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    Sounds like time for an upgrade....I wouldn't light that thing again in my house.
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