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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new

We've got the new furnace completely installed. It took a lot more than I thought. Here's the old one.
And here's the new one.

You can see the new one is shorter and wider than the old one. You can also see 2 pvc pies coming out the top. They go through the roof. One is to vent, the other is an air intake. They don't vent out chimney anymore since at 95% efficiency, all that's expelled is water vapor. And that would apparently not be good for the chimney.
They also had to put a liner in the chimney for the water heater for some reason also. And notice that the old furnace had an air return on the front beside one in the back behind the water heater. He thought the one in the front was to close to the water heater, and the increased inflow might suck out the pilot on the water heater. So he had to move that to the right and out the wall for better air flow. Now I have 2 air filters to replace. I'm amazed how quiet it is sitting right in the dining room/hall. So this year, we've replaced both the water heater and furnace. Not to mention new tires for the mo-ho, and a new roof top heating/air conditioning unit for the Salon.. I hope this is it for a while.
Oh, and that disk thingy above the chimney isn't a flying saucer, it's our omni-directional antenna. We don't have cable or satellite, but with digital, we get roughly 30 channels. Good enough for us!


  1. Yippee!! The fun and games can begin.

  2. Oh boy! I'm about to replace our water heater. We're getting a deal on a used (bought but never actually used) heater that's 100 liters bigger than our current one. All we need to pay for is the installation.

    I'm dreading the day when our furnace needs replacement.