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Old 08-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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New furnace for a1976 Sovereign

Hello all,

Any suggestions on a new furnace for my 76' Sovereign? We are mainly stationary so something that runs off of electric as well as propane would be proceeded. We are in PA so it gets pretty cold (not Canada cold), maybe -10 in the extreme but mostly low 20's.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Hello all,

Any suggestions on a new furnace for my 76' Sovereign? We are mainly stationary so something that runs off of electric as well as propane would be proceeded. We are in PA so it gets pretty cold (not Canada cold), maybe -10 in the extreme but mostly low 20's.

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The original Suburban only lasted 35 years.

A new one will provide the same life.

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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There's an NTS-30 on that big bidding site at a very good price...

You probably had an NTS-32 in it when new, but they don't make that one any more from what I can see. There's an NTS-34 model, and the only difference I can see in the specs is a lot more current drain for the fan. I'm guessing it blows the same hot air a lot harder, and gets a slightly higher BTU rating for the trouble.

Any other make of furnace will require a lot more work to install. The new Suburban "NT" line appears to be laid out exactly as the old ones were.
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I installed a NT30 in my 75 Sovereign, I had to make a plenum to match up
with the duct work, also move the thing alittle so the exhaust would match with the old hole. I left the old NT32 outer case installed, cut a few more vent holes in it, mostly near the electronic board. It works fine, however does not blow like that old NT32 did, so I added a additional outlet in the bedroom area using 4 inch flex pipe. However we use our WAVE heater most of the time, on low it holds the inside temp at 70 down to 32 out.
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I installed a new NT30 in mine last fall but I haven't run it yet. I'm still deep in rebuilding the interior. I'm impressed with the appearance of quality of the new unit. The fit and finish is very nice. It looks like the company and the workers that manufactured it were proud and concerned with their good work.

The wires were plug and play. The gas line needed to be relocated but I planned to install a new line anyway. Original vent location worked perfect after I installed a short pedestal.
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A problem I found on the NT30 replacement..check the exhaust temp of the furnace, rule of thumb, I can hold my hand in front of it for 20 seconds.
If not, if too hot, not enough air flow over the heat exchanger. Thats why I
added the extra outlet, this cooled the exhaust a lot.
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@ Jim, What's a WAVE heater?
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