Well I've been looking for a narrow, gravity furnace
for my Boler
for nearly a year now, without much luck. I did buy one last May, only to find that it was "gutless" (that is, the burner and controls had been removed
Now I've found one in Abbotsford, BC, and have committed to buying it. However the seller doesn't drive to the US, and he sounds like a really nice person but not someone who's going to pack it up and ship it to the US.
In my experience, sending via Canada Post is the best, because it avoids the crazy "brokerage fees" of UPS and other couriers, but it's still expensive. Getting it across the border and then sending UPS or Parcel Post from US-to-US would probably be the best (least scarily expensive), if it could work out.
I told the seller that I would check here to see if I could find a way to get it to me, and then let him know what I found out. Here are a few options I thought of:
1) Maybe an FGRV-er who lives in Canada might be coming into the US and would bring it over the border for shipping?
2) Maybe someone who lives in the US might be going up to Canada and would bring it back and then ship it from where they live in the US?
3) Maybe someone in Abbotsford wouldn't mind shipping it out via Canada Post?
(Abbotsford is not too far from the Blaine, WA, border crossing).
I'm not sure it's the exact same model I have, but if it is, I wouldn't even need the bulky sheet-metal parts, as I am only missing the burner and controls type stuff - although it would be nice to have the whole thing, just in case (especially if it's not exactly the same).
So, if anyone would be willing to help out (and maybe you have an idea that I haven't thought of), I'd be thrilled
Of course I would be happy to compensate for your trouble/expense - we could discuss that and figure it out prior to doing anything.
Feel free to contact me here, or by PM.