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Can anyone help me figure out how old my Natural Gas Forced Air Furnace is?

Can anyone help me figure out how old my Natural Gas Forced Air Furnace is?

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Old 06-27-13, 09:34 PM
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Can anyone help me figure out how old my Natural Gas Forced Air Furnace is?

So I have a Natural Gas furnace from Heat-Well MFG. CO from 152 Chesnut St. Oakland CA. It does not have a serial number printed on it but does say its Model Number which is 80M. Input is 80000 BTU/HR., Bonnet Cap. 64000 BTU/HR. Any help to even finding the last year they were made would greatly help.
 

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I can't find anything on Heat-Well MFG. Co., sorry.
 
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I'm very familiar with Heat-Well. It was a regional brand that was mfgd from early 50's to around 1980. They went out of business, I believe the massive number of heat exchanger failures put them away. They were the furnace of choice for contractors doing tract work. It wasn't uncommon for a heat exchanger to crack within a year or two. At one point they welded the rollout plate in place and I believe it was an attempt to make it more difficult to observe the hx. I've worked on hundreds of them, at least. My dates may be off a bit.
 
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Thank you mbk3, thats about what I needed. I figured they went out of business a long time ago since I cant find any kind of documentation for it.
 
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