How to remove this old furnace?


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Old 03-26-12, 03:17 PM
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How to remove this old furnace?

Hi! I would like to remove this old furnace that only serves a big room that I want to remodel anyway.
Gas and exhaust pipes have been removed; electricity is easy to disconnect; but I do not know where to start to remove it from its place.

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Old 03-26-12, 03:40 PM
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Are you planning on also removing the "closet" enclosing the furnace? That would be the logical place to start so that you have better access. Look for sheet-metal screws holding the ductwork together or to the furnace sheet metal and also look for "drive cleats" (do a Google image search) that you can unbend and remove.

A big hammer may also be handy.
 
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Old 03-26-12, 07:11 PM
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I did not see any slips or drives. Just start taking out screws until it comes apart.
 
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Look inside the blower compartment for screws holding it to the floor. The supply plenum is probably screwed to the furnace as well. Remove screw, push plenum up, maybe strapping it or pulling it up into the attic. Rock the furnace and that will tell you if it is still secured someplace.
 
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Old 03-26-12, 08:41 PM
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OK thanks for the advice and moral support Can you imagine the duct was held down to the furnace with a screw *in the back*???

After quite some fight with the furnace now it's on the floor

Thanks!
 
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Old 03-27-12, 08:25 AM
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If you tried to evict your crazy aunt Alice from your home and throw her on a scrap heap, she would probably resist as well. Furnaces are no different.
 
 

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