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Old 07-25-04, 02:41 PM
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Ducane?

A friend of mine told me today he is getting a Ducane upflow natural gas furnace as a replacement for his 18 year old furnace. Don't know any more details right now. I've never heard of Ducane, is it a reputable brand he could expect to last 15-20 years?
 

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www.ducanehvac.com is their web site. They are affiliated with Lennox. If properly installed and maintained they will get a long life out of it.
 
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Old 07-26-04, 06:27 PM
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i have a few things to say on this, from personally selling ducane for about a year or so

5 year warranty on all parts
good, you will need it

affilliated with lennox is correct, in fact owned by them....period. a "builders grade" at best

i replaced 11 ducane upflow gas furnace heat exchangers in a 3 year period

they make terriffic gas grills though
 
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Old 07-26-04, 08:32 PM
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Thank you for the replies. The person who is getting the Ducane is elderly and getting it and the installation for free as part of a public energy assistance program. I had a feeling it was a builder's grade, and one can't complain about that for sure when its free. I'll make sure he keeps the warranty information close by.

Do you know the average age of those 11 Ducanes with failed heat exchangers?
 
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less than 2 years

must have been a bad batch, they had roll out switch problems as well

what is his labor warranty? one year?
 
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Old 07-28-04, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by hvac4u
i replaced 11 ducane upflow gas furnace heat exchangers in a 3 year period

WOW Now that's alot of failure.
 
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Old 07-28-04, 11:27 AM
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my supplier does not even carry them any more
 
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The Furnace was installed this past week and it turns out it isn't a Ducane. It is branded "Gibson" and manufactured by Nordyne. The model number is RC 92+ upflow. One year warranty. Anyone have experience with these? TIA
 
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Old 08-17-04, 04:14 AM
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It's a builders model but free is free right. As long as she keeps the filters changed every 30 - 90 days depending on how dirty they get "have her use the $5.00 pleated filters" and gets it serviced annually by a pro she should get plenty of use out of it.

http://www.nordyne.com/Literature/828a.pdf Here's the specs on it.
 
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Thanks for the reply. They have an electronic air cleaner installed that has worked well, and they take care good care of it with respect to changing the filters as recommended. I was mostly concerned with possible faulty parts associated with this brand, but I'm hoping the lack of response in this respect means it will last a number of years without trouble.
 
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funny, my dealer that no longer sells ducane now sells gibson! i have put a few in, low end, i believe if the a/c is replaced without the coil, warranty is void

not sure about their furnaces, i do like the style though, easy to service
 
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