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Old 03-24-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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I have 66 hydro flame furnace. Much dust, many cobwebs inside. Would like to use this furnace but only if it is going to be safe. Suggestions welcome.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Suggestion #1 remove dust and cobwebs.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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Suggestion #1 remove dust and cobwebs.
Funny, but true!

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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If it is of unknown provenance the proper procedure is to remove and inspect the burner and heat exchanger. If there are holes it should be scrapped.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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no holes , no rust, do not know how to take apart , seems like only way to clean is with air,plan to test befor use.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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Your ultimate safety is not worth the time you will spend trying to restore a 35+ year old furnace. I would scrap it and replace it with a new Suburban unit. I won't even work on any RV furnace older than 15 years due to liability issues.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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You could fix it up and sell it on here. Some people dig old junk like that.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:05 AM   #8
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I think its cool! want to use it? seems like it is just a burner in a can with no motors
or fans may be very cozy heat? I have lots of time to deside.
FYI my wife is watching this one!!!!
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hydro flame furnace: Is that the one that And y of IRV always says will explode, and it should be thrown into the ocean?
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #10
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This thing really is cool...I riged it up to a LP tank and lit it,wow.
POOF SHUUUUUUSH!!!!!!! T
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #11
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Jeff,

I had one in my 65 Caravel and used it for a couple years. It was rusty but looked to be intact. I didn't run in while sleeping because I was afraid it might kill me. Mine was rusted to the point that you couldn't disassemble all the parts and check for problems. I ended up replacing it with a modern forced air unit. the new one requires 12 volt to run the fan.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:14 PM   #12
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My scorekeeper says this shall be replaced
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