What is it? {Same Job}

Okay,

Michael guessed the heat shield. This was from the same “Repair.” There is an overall view and then a “close up” of the end.

What is it?

First one to guess gets an “Attaboy Greenie.”

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Either Paul Bunyans Comb or…
I feel like I’ve seen what you’re showing, but I’ll be damned if I can remember what it is.
Good Luck everyone… if I figure it out, I’ll call back

Yeah, I’ve seen one of those too, that is a tool not part of the furnace.

duct saw?

Are the ducts compressed fiber?

tom

The homeowner is a butcher!!!

That’s a bone saw.

Hey Frank, what is this an episode of ask this Old House???

Yeah, reminds you of that doesn’t it?

Hi Pete!

This picture was taken at my house. I needed to replace a part on my oil tank so I decided to have the entire unit serviced. This is a* commonly used tool* for a furnace’s “annual maintenance.”

I figure with inspectors from all over the nation that any information that they did not have “yesterday” would be good to add to their data base.

I am surprised that some of our “Northern Inspectors” have not chimed in with the correct answer.

Duct saw…No.

This tool has nothing to do with the duct work.

The house is heated with “steam heated base-board heat.”

bandag

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Re: What is it? {Same Job}
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Yeah, I’ve seen one of those too, that is a tool not part of the furnace.

Yes it is a tool.

It’s a comb to clean the fins.

it is used to clean the scale off the burners/inside of furnace

Congratulations!
You are correct. When the soot builds up so much that the metal brush will not get rid of the built up carbon it has to be “sawn off”.

The correct name of the this tool is a “SOOT SAW”.

Erby,
If you mean the “fins or nipples” inside of the heat exchange box then you are correct.

If you mean the then metal “fins” on the baseboard heaters then…sorry no cigar.

http://www.cleanfit.com/images/saw2.gif

Soot Saw Ideal for heavy-duty soot and creosote removal from commercial and residential boilers. 32" overall length.
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http://www.cleanfit.com/hvac.htm

Roy Cooke

Thanks Frank!

Good info, I have always lived in houses that have forced hot air and have never seen a soot saw.

Hi Pete!

You are more than welcome. This is what the focus and intent of NACHI is all about…members helping members. Anytime that I can go on line to the NACHI BB and learn something “new” I consider my membership dues well worth the price.

Roy!

Good website, with useful information. Thanks.

http://www.cleanfit.com/images/saw2.gif

Soot Saw Ideal for heavy-duty soot and creosote removal from commercial and residential boilers. 32" overall length.
#70707
http://www.cleanfit.com/hvac.htm

Roy Cooke

Warmest Regards, Frank