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Old 11-21-2015, 04:05 PM   #15
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When I inspected the furnace on our 75 it was like new inside so it stays for now. I've seen older forced air units. I've also seen 50 year old gas water heaters that still looked like new. Maintenance, amount of use, and the environmental conditions where used is more critical than age alone.

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Old 11-21-2015, 04:29 PM   #16
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One morning in 1974 at 5:00 a.m., I watched as three people including an infant were carried out of an Airstream. All were overcome by cabin monoxide from a leaky Suburban heater combustion chamber. I would not mess around with your old furnace. Even if you could find the parts it just isn't worth the risk using a potentially hazardous heater with that reputation. I have not heard of any recent model problems, but I would sure check them out before purchase.

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Old 11-21-2015, 05:41 PM   #17
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Carbon monoxide detector? What a tragedy.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:16 PM   #18
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I've got two CO2 detectors on board, a hangover from my days living on a boat heated by a solid fuel stove, but I still removed the furnace of our Airstream because there was too much rust for my liking.

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and old furnaces are notorious for leaks. This isn't the place to start looking for savings.

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