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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010
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    syacuse,ny
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    York RTU heat exchanger tube

    Stainless steel tube has small 1/4in hole.Any fix to seal, or replace only?

  2. #2
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    Oct 2004
    Location
    Rochester, NY
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    Is it a new exchanger with warranty and a nice neat hole? Or is it 16 years old and the hole was made with light pressure on the tube from 1 finger on the first bend after the burners? Either way - replace it...

  3. #3
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    Aug 2010
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    syacuse,ny
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    yeah, I kinda figured,just checking for easier answers may have not used before. thanks stevelmn.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2005
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    replace,im with york (jci) factory and had similar issue,they said replace due to liablity

  5. #5
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    Sep 2008
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    rensselaer,ny
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    heat exchanger

    Never heard of repairing heat exchanger,replace also how old is unit ,

  6. #6
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    Southeastern Pa
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    I haven't seen this units with stainless. Aluminized steel, yes. My bet is its a min-90s sunline.
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  7. #7
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    Sep 2011
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    Serious liability patching heat exchangers. Anything happens any time down the line with carbon monoxide guess who they are coming after? Never chance patching one just replace it. I know it sucks because you damn near have to pull the entire unit apart if it's one of the bigger models, but it is the right way to do it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    33
    never repair a heat exchanger. replace or get new furnace.

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