Well, my install is almost done. In the process, I found out how they built Airstreams in 1978.
First thing down the assembly line was the furnace, dangling on a coat hanger off the chain. Then, everything was assembled around the furnace. This eliminates - trust me on this -the possibility that the furnace will accidentally fall out on the road.
Seriously, I thought the water heater was a biscuit, but it had nothing on disassembling the entire kitchen cabinet to get the furnace in and out. The only blessing in the project so far has been that the power exhaust and intake tubes did pretty much match exactly.
If you're contemplating doing this yourself, you will need:
- A vast assortment of tools
- A comfy environment
- An extremely resilient sense of humor and...
- A strong desire to enrich your vocabulary.