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Old 08-12-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Used Dickinson Furnace - Craigslist

I found a P12000 model for sale on craigslist. NOT local. I'm considering contacting the seller for more info but wondering if someone here can offer some advice on purchasing such an item "sight unseen". Are these furnaces pretty straight-forward and easy to troubleshoot/repair? That is, if it were to arrive in non-working condition for whatever reason. Could it be easily/economically repaired? And lastly, what questions would you ask of the seller?

Many thanks. Laura

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Old 08-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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When I redid our 87 Sovereign, I looked at several used furnaces. With the price they were asking plus the shipping I was able to buy a new unit for about $100 more.

Remember the old saying, buyer be ware!!!

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Old 08-16-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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I bought one off eBay. It showed up in good shape, and I saved a couple hundred dollars for a unit in near new shape. They are pretty simple and should not be a big deal to TS. I would ask the seller for pics of the "fire box" so you can feel comfy that it hasn't been used so thoroughly that the interior is shot. I'm not sure how easy it is to get individual parts, but bits and pieces like stove pipe extensions are quite expensive, leading me to surmise that if you had to buy very many replacement parts, it could add up fast. At any rate, if you can get one for, say half of the best retail price you've seen, I wouldn't worry too much.

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