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Old 04-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #29
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Hold the Presses! I have found a owners manual!

Thanks everyone for you help!

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:45 PM   #30
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Did you find a manual for Rachel's heater or for yours? There is no guarantee that they are the same.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #31
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Did you find a manual for Rachel's heater or for yours? There is no guarantee that they are the same.
Bob, I'm begining to think that you are a very evil man!

Here I was all aglow with a warm feeling that at last I had found the owners manual for my furnace....when you come along and burst my bubble!

However, I'm sure there must be some goodness deep inside of you...trying to get out!

All I know is that from the little I have seen of my furnace's components, they match the components shown in the drawings in the GT6-3A Manual.

I have learned how to remove the upper panel, so tomorrow I should be able to view any data plate that exists. Problem with a data plate some 37 years old, is that in many cases they are not readable.

More later,

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Yep, I have learned that reality can, indeed, be very harsh mistress
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Bill,

I pulled our furnace out of our '76 13' Scamp, the furnace looks just like yours. The label and operating instructions were on the right side near the bottom, it was held on with two screws. Ours is a Suburban gravity furnace, model GT6-3A. After disconnecting the gas line and a couple of screws it slides out toward the interior.

We don't intend to reinstall ours, it worked fine but was too damn close to the bed. I am sure that it needs a tune up but it is available. If I can figure out how to send photos I will post them.

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:50 AM   #34
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Here is our plate.

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Here is our plate.

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Thanks Bob!

This morning I was able to remove the two bottom screws and lift off the outside panel. So quick and simple!

However, reading the data plate with the furnace in place was interesting. I ended up with my face on the very dirty floor looking upward and to the right. Even then it was difficult because of a metal flange that was in the way.

But, I was able to read the GT6-3 clearly. After I removed a couple of mice nests, the furnace didn't look all that bad. Controls moved OK, so maybe it would work. I have no plans on trying it at this time.

I can understand why the location of the furnace could be a problem when sleeping, or even entering or exiting the road side dinette seat. Hot! Hot! A guard type grill might be in order to make touching the panel more difficult.

Bob, did you have any problem seperating the intake and exaust pipes when you pulled the furnace forward?

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Bill, the exhaust pipe should separate, one slides into the other. It might be easier removing the external one first from the outside. They could be rusted together.


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Is this the manual you found for your furnace? If shows how the pipes come apart.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...91071109,d.cGU
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Bill, the exhaust pipe should separate, one slides into the other. It might be easier removing the external one first from the outside. They could be rusted together.


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Was your exhaust pipe rusted together? I am just curious...as of this moment I don't plan on removing the furnace.

However, as I have stated before...I'm very wishy-washy and change my mind every hour or so!

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Is this the manual you found for your furnace? If shows how the pipes come apart.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...91071109,d.cGU
Yes, that is the same manual.

And my furnace is the Suburban Model GT6-3A.

It reminds me of the furnace my wife and I had in our first home many years ago. No fan, and I don't believe it even had a thermostat! FAA Approved homes across the street, had furnaces with fans, and thermostats. VA Approved homes like ours didn't! A topic way off subject!

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Was your exhaust pipe rusted together? I am just curious...as of this moment I don't plan on removing the furnace.

However, as I have stated before...I'm very wishy-washy and change my mind every hour or so!

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Bill I think you will find the condition of all our old furnaces will vary greatly by the location the trailer has spent most of its life. For example I have seen RV furnaces that are less than 8 years old that appear to have a great deal of rust on them vs some that are more then 20 years old with little to no rust evident. Around here one thing you can be sure of is that if you live by the sea and the trailer is stored outside things will rust faster than if the trailer is stored inside.

BTW one of my understandings as to one of reasons the old furnace you have has been deemed to be unsafe is the size & design of exhaust and intact system which on the older systems such as yours where nested together with one pipe being of a smaller size vs the two separate intact and output pipes of similar if not same size, that you will see on newer systems.
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WARNING: NOT TO BE VIEWED BY CHILDERN OR PREGNANT WOMEN!

Well, OK, maybe the photos below of my rusted furnace, are not quite that bad, but, lovely they are not!

Since taking the photos I have cleaned out the mice nest, and removed some of the crud!

The outer panels will be cleaned up and repainted. Maybe with auto engine heat resistant paint. Some day I'd like to remover the furnace and overhall (if necessary) and reinstall. For now I do want to remove the rust off the burner, and repaint the housing.

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Actually, that is one of the nicest looking Wagon Masters I have seen. There is still some paint on the heat exchanger.
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