I discovered this furnace in a home I inspected this afternoon. Anyone have an age? My preston’s guide goes back to 1965 and is not listed.
There was a hole in the vent pipe that looked like it was designed to be there. Very odd to me. It was open to the basement with a peice similar to a damper in the middle. Any ideas of what this is? Is it safe?
Also, this was the first time I have encountered a furnace this old. Tried to explain it was old but I really did not know much about it. I think I did ok BSing my way out. Any tips for future encounters.
It looks like a old coal furnace converted to gas, The hole was for a damper .
BTW that may be asbestos around the pipe. We use to call them a octopus furnace .
It has to at least 30 years or more. the burner which is converted appears to be a 1993
At any rate they would save a lot by changing the unit.
Is the damper still in it? I am getting older and can not hold the lap top far enough to see lol , Steve I wouldn’t waste to much on that one , Recommend License contractor and move on , To OLD for any reason unless you want a working unit for the Hall of Heating and Air For Old Crap