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    Removing a 50 year old furnace Help

    I need to install my new furnace. I have cur out the gas line that stuck up through the old one.
    I cannot get get the old one out. thing it's bolted to the floor.
    Does anyone have any experience with this> How do I break it loose?
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    One more bathroom side I removed the cant budge the thing with a breaker bar
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    Damn. I'm far from an HVAC pro, but if it were me I'd be looking at disassembling the cabinet walls around it to gain better access, starting with the outside one. Is there really any reason for them?

    It looks like there isn't much of anything permanent on the outside of it to impede you..

    Any idea what's behind the particle board to the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Damn. I'm far from an HVAC pro, but if it were me I'd be looking at disassembling the cabinet walls around it to gain better access, starting with the outside one. Is there really any reason for them?

    It looks like there isn't much of anything permanent on the outside of it to impede you..

    Any idea what's behind the particle board to the right?
    Power line and Thermostat controls - I have that covered for the new one.
    When it's done the Furnace needs to be enclosed in Drywall - It's a code thing.
    I just can't this fucker loose. I getting ready to just slice it into peices
    WTF is holding it in place
    Particle board is the wall that I upgraded 3 inch thick wall That I could take out. But its irrelevent
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    Nothing a maul couldn't fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    I need to install my new furnace. I have cur out the gas line that stuck up through the old one.
    I cannot get get the old one out. thing it's bolted to the floor.
    Does anyone have any experience with this> How do I break it loose?
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    One more bathroom side I removed the cant budge the thing with a breaker bar
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    So, yeah, need to remove bottom front panel somehow and get at the bolts. Is the return air from below or the side? Never seen a residential furnace bolted to floor. With bolts you couldn’t get at easily. May need to widen the walls a little to meet code. Possibly more room in front as well. Not sure what code you are operating under.

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    Sawsall is your friend.


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    Never seen a furnace/heavy boiler ever bolted down. Have you disconnected the supply and return plenums?
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    Messing with gas lines... what could possibly go wrong??

    Pro tip, the tape for gas connections is different than the plumbing tape for water connections..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skistack View Post
    Sawsall is your friend.


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    Plasma torch is faster. Possibly a lot more exciting too!
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Plasma torch is faster. Possibly a lot more exciting too!

    Amateur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Amateur

    I've never even heard of that. Inpressive.

    MTT, go see if you can get a thermal lance over at Harbor Freight.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    It;s a heater for a mobile home. Its siting on a big opening that goes out through the venting underneath.

    As for the gas line that was fun. Since I am also running a gas line for my new GAS DRYER I installed a pretty slick setup underneath
    I put shutoff valves for each line underneath. so I can work on them separately at my leisure without having to turn the gas off to the entire place again. "Gas Tape and Pipe Dope" Not fucking around
    It will be it's own TR at some point
    Problem is I'm just not up to crawling under the /trailer again right now. But I need that heater out.
    My cutting tool of choice is the Milwaukee M20 Grinder
    Amyway Already cut the vent pipe on top rather than remove the whole thing from above
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Have grinder. Cut to pieces.

    It might not be bolted down. Might be screwed sideways.

    Just start removing panels and hacking and grinding.
    It ain’t rocket science. It’s trailer trash science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    Particle board is the wall that I upgraded
    What was it before that made particle board an upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    It’s trailer trash science.
    an oxymoron ^^ ?

    a ski bud had moved his trailer to town after a big construction project as soon as they heard he was an electrition everybody in the traler park wanted him to wire their gro-ops

    I hope that trailer does not have aluminum wire
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    Surprisingly it’s all copper and and very well done bonded grounds. Just very clean
    Except this happened
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    So I bought a new GAS Dryer
    And when I get off my lazy ass and finish the hookup life will be good
    The 1000$. Dryer is just sitting there
    I came home to that. The flame proof sound dampening insulation has already paid for itself
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    That looks pretty close to having gone up in flames!

    Just make sure you have a CO detector somewhere... incase the vent work on either unit is not up to snuff.

    Why replace the dryer just for that, though?
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    I guess I am wondering why not just hire a sparky and fix the connection
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    to entertain us with his idiocy
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    I was thinking he'd just shoot at the cabinet and old heater to solve the problem,
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    I was able to get the lower panel out. I can see clear to the dirt. No screws or bolts. Looks like epoxy.
    Anyway. It’s still not out but I got the grinder out
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    Wow. Who the Fuck epoxied a furnace in place?
    I’m thinking guyonabuffalo

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    Part of me originally wanted to give MTT a bunch of shit. But the other majority of me was likeó surely this dude isnít a complete idiot. Like me.

    Then he posted the culprit.

    And thatís why we post stupid shit on TGR, help please. Some fucking moron epoxied a furnace in place.

    Thread-worthy, for sure.


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    It's not epoxy, it is mastic to seal the furnace to the floor ductwork.
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    MTT--when you get done I have a 90 year old gravity furnace I need to get rid of. You don't mind a little asbestos do you?

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