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Old 03-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #29
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Hijack, but can they test for CO from a cracked furnace manifold? I'm going to put a monitor in my camper, but I would like to have that checked anyway.
Yes, anyone claiming to be qualified in home furnace repair should be able to do this; it is a normal part of furnace inspection. A gas company tech spotted cracks in my house furnace before they even started leaking (so of course we replaced the furnace).
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Yes, anyone claiming to be qualified in home furnace repair should be able to do this; it is a normal part of furnace inspection. A gas company tech spotted cracks in my house furnace before they even started leaking (so of course we replaced the furnace).
Some cracks are in places that can not be seen without complete disassembly. Some can be detected when using a meter to check draft, and with some models of furnaces, experience tells you that cracks are almost a sure thing and where to look. When I was in the home heating trade, a furnace was the last thing anyone wanted to spend money on, they had a new car and a 40 year old heat system that they wanted to be 100% reliable every day. And if told there was a crack, could I just patch it and keep the thing running.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #31
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...And if told there was a crack, could I just patch it and keep the thing running.
I can believe that. In my case, although I would have replaced the furnace anyway I had little choice... the tech said that if it were not replaced in a month or so he would be back to shut off the gas supply and padlock it, as per their safety policy. I like well-run utility companies.
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We were supposed to disable a furnace if cracks were found, but that didn't go over very well sometimes, especially if it was cold weather. That type of work was not a very rewarding or enjoyable experience, I left it after a few years. Somehow most customers regarded us as bad guys, it was our fault that their ancient equipment failed, and for the high price of fuel and how much they used. A funny occurrence that I frequently found was that homeowners would store stuff around the furnace or boiler making it difficult to get to it to work on it. After all it was something they never touched, so stack everything next to it.
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I discovered this year while the big incentive rebates were being offered for people in BC to upgrade their old furnace to more efficient ones that if you have let the furnace go as far as to have the furnace crack or if it no longer runs you cant use the rebate. Go figure. Was told it was for safety reasons they want to encourage people to replace an old inefficient furnaces before they crack or die.
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That- that's the path my Very Own Husband took! I had no idea there could be more than one of him...unless....

Honey, is that you?

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Busted. Now that you have found out that your Husband could be a strange visitor form another planet who is faster than a speeding bullet , more powerful than a locomotive and capable of leaping buildings in a single bound and is able to assume multi identities in multi locations and is an engineer to boot, what more do you need you lucky girl?
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what more do you need you lucky girl?
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That's why I included those as requirements in the "High Maintenance Woman Seeking Mate" ad that snagged him...you...them...

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