Floor Furnace in Need of Replacement


Old 12-03-02, 06:41 PM
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Question Floor Furnace in Need of Replacement

We bought a house that has an existing non-working floor furnace in the hallway. It's a small house (1000 sq ft) in So. California, with about 2' crawl space under the house and about 2' in the attic, as well . I'm wondering what our best options might be as far as replacing it or getting a new system. I am typically a do-it-yourselfer, but have very limited time in the next couple weeks. If I can easily do it on limited time, then great, but otherwise I don't think my wife can make it that long without heat.
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Old 12-04-02, 05:07 PM
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A good option would be to have a heating contractor look at the existing furnace and then if impracticle to repair, can recommend a replacement.
Old 12-04-02, 05:13 PM
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has floor furnaces available online, a DIYer can do the
replacement, but not within your time frame. i would suggest a forced air system, usinf floor furnace opening for return. not sure if cooling is needed (would think so in SO CAL) , but would recommend a split or package heat cool unit, just a few ideas for you.
Old 12-06-02, 02:00 PM
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Thanks for the Grainger website...it's a good source for the type of furnace we need.
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