Another Cracked Heat Exchanger.

This older farm house 80% gas furnace has seen better days, pure and simply my customer is lucky to be alive after seeing the crack in this heat exchanger. Fortunately for them the older home has a lot of infiltration which allowed for good ventilation.

Older 80% Furnace Cracked Exchangers

Older 80% Furnace Cracked Exchangers

The furnace above is not a uncommon sight for technicians in Skagit County. The older farm house’s that did not have basements eventually had furnaces installed in closets within the home. This one is accessed from the living room.

Crack in 80% gas furnace

Crack in 80% gas furnace

As you can see above the crack is pretty obvious, and from the coloring you can tell this was a serious hot spot on the exchanger. Causing a lot of stretching and expanding as it operated, until it eventually caused a serious crack.

New American Standard 80% Gas Furnace.

New American Standard 80% Gas Furnace.

The new American Standard 80% single stage furnace fit right into place. For this customer a simple 80% to 80% change out is all they where after. It really does not get any simpler than this.

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Rockon said:

November 25, 2011 at 12:49 am

Thanks for interesting blog…

November 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Wow! I cant believe the crack was that bad before calling you. Dangerous stuff!

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