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Old 04-04-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Original furnace in a '64 Globetrotter

curious if anyone has thoughts about keeping the original wall-type furnace- the thing is in great shape, looks pretty simple- any thoughts on maintenance I should do before firing the thing up?

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Old 04-04-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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Our PO pulled ours before we got it. Since we boondock and dry camp half the time I decided not to replace it because the furnace blower is hard on batteries. We get along fine with 2 catalytic heaters or with 110 hookups a ceramic heater.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #3
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The original furnace in 1964 Airstream's are dangerous, and should be always replaced. If you do some searches in these Forums you will find much has been written. It was an albatross since it was new, and is very dangerous now. Replace the furnace, and never try to light the original.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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We have ours in our '64 GlobeTrotter - it works great. When we first got it, we took it all apart, cleaned everything and made sure nothing was corroded - has worked fine. IF there had been any evidence of deterioration - we would not have used it - but it was in terrific, well-maintained shape when we got it - and we've maintained it since then. Just depends on what you are working with - if there is any question, get rid of it.

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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ok, thanks, that is interesting. What about it makes it so dangerous?

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From Inland Andy on another post:

You should not use the International furnace as they fall apart internally, as well as the gas control valve leaks, both contributing to an internal explosion within the furnace. There was several modifications to those furnaces when new. But, none of them removed that furnace from the "junker" category that it so enjoyed, because of it's many faults and failures.

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In addition to my last post, I found the thread that I was looking for. Click here. Note one quote:
Attempting to light the old International Oil Burner furnace, is asking for an "EXPLOSION" big time.

It has happened all (too) many times.

"DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT IT, EVER"
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Well, I think we decided while at Casini to replace the old furnace with a forced air unit, which will leave room for some other kind of storage in the cabinet.
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Furnace Removal

In the Heater section there are several threads on "replacing the NT22 with a NT30". Where to buy and the whole proccedure of what's involved. I started one called "more on replacing the NT22" with photos and description of the process.
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Great, thanks.. I'll check it out
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Actually, what we have is the original wall furnace, with no power hook up. It is the under-counter height unit. The forced air unit we saw would be about 12" square facing into the room, and contained in the bottom of the cabinet. I'm hoping to use the existing exhaust vent through the wall, and pulling power from who knows where, have to figure out how much it uses first.
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Furnace Replacement

Pictures would help. Don't know about your Globetrotter but most of the furnaces were located under the sinks sitting on top of a ducted system that runs to the front and back of the trailer. The 60's trailers used the suburban models, mostly the NT22A which had a recall on the crossover tube in the back that was rubber.
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plan

Here is the plan of our trailer. Our furnace is a simple under counter gravity unit, no fan, no electricity. It weighs a ton, is enameled steel, vents out the rear. I'll post a picture, but it's not ducted other than the exhaust vent. Thats why I was hoping to reuse it, it's just got a single valve similar to other gas appliances, and like a floor furnace I had in a house I owned.
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You are correct in that you do not have the same furnace that I had in my '64 Safari. Thus my warnings for the International Oil Burner furnace may not apply here. Mine was the ducted furnace that sat underneath the right side of the kitchen counter. They must have decided that 22' feet needed ducts, and 19' did not (Safari vs. Globetrotter).
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