Originally Posted By: sobrien
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I was doing an inspection on a mid 1940?s home. When I entered the living room, there it was?.. the furnace. I was gob-smacked. A very old Naturally aspirated forced air Lennox unit. (Fueled by natural gas) Now I have to figure out what to say in my report. The unit does have a fresh air supply 14? away. I have explained that the draft hood can cause serious burns if a child reaches up into it (230 degrees F) and that if it ever became even partially plugged (again by a child jamming something in there) the burnt combustion gases would flood into the living space. I also spoke of the damage that could be caused to the piping, control unit and master shut-off switch from just normal daily activities (banging the unit vacuuming, carrying stuff past it etc?I?ve looked in my local code book for something else but a furnace in the living room just doesn?t come up. I also can?t find out how old the unit is.
The main information plate is missing. The only #?s I could pull off it were ?
C38723 and T-5-213. I?ve called Lennox but without the true SN they can?t help me.
I?ve been reading these message boards for a while now (but I have never asked a question) and have been very impressed with some of the information I have read.
Thanks ?.. Sean