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10-29-2004, 09:12 AM
A work in progress. From what I've seen, it will belong here when done!

The old oil is a Henry Furnace from the 50s. The A/C was a 1973 Williamson. The A/C still worked, the pump went out on the oil furnace and I couldn't find a replacement. Check out the funky burner below. The old oil man called it a Sidewinder. I don't know if that was his term or Moncrief's but it was different!




10-29-2004, 10:39 AM
Have not seen those burner in person.

This a downflow furance with duct under a slab home?

Looking forward for the complet pix.

10-29-2004, 10:54 PM
Hmmm... interesting find Loonie... Wall-to-wall, tree-top-tall. I'm guessing they made that old oil burner waaay back when the Bow and Arrow were still considered a 'secret Weapon'... :D Sending 'get well' card in advance, in a speedy recovery of your back...

Keep us posted with the finished product.

11-01-2004, 12:27 PM
That looks like an old Luxaire burner.

11-01-2004, 07:26 PM
Henry Furnace & Luxaire were related. Westinghouse bought them in 1955. U know your oil burners Bob :) Soon as he gets his juice for the electric furnace, we'll finish it up and get the after pix.

11-02-2004, 07:34 AM
Nice too see some of this real old stuff working, we used to see quite a few of that design.
We also had a real big run up here on GE down fire boilers, boy were they a joy to fix.
I have not seen what you have in I think at least 15 years, my Dad would say "hold on to that" just to show people how burners have changed.


11-03-2004, 11:23 AM
Almost done! Picture doesn't show Dave's nice metal work with that round pipe to the addition and the washer in the way. They need to finish filter slot and wire the thing.



11-03-2004, 01:24 PM
Looking good.

Sure will be a change for the customer feeling the "cooler" air from the heat pump vs the oil they used to have.

I take it this home is a slab home, and where is the new round pipe going to?

Hope the customer is able to get back in there and change the air filter..?

I see a dryer vent near by.. Hope you sold a contract to keep the coil cleaned?

11-03-2004, 02:49 PM
Downflow on a slab, that 10" round goes to an adjoining room that never had supplies. The dryer is in that room too, just the washer sits by the electric furnace.

It will take some getting used to the change in heat, that's for sure!