Miller furnace help!!


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Old 10-27-20, 05:59 PM
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Miller furnace help!!

I recently moved into a new house and there is a furnace in the garage I want to get running. I did all the normal maintenance and started it. It ran great until the blower kicked on and the black smoke billowed everywhere. So I too it apart and it was filled with rust and soot. Upon inspection after quite a while of vacuuming I found rusted out panels in the very back of the firebox. Is it possible for those to be replaced or am I better off to find a different furnace?

 
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Old 10-27-20, 06:13 PM
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Unless that portion can be replaced so it's safe to use I'd be replacing it. We have a vented gas wall furnace we like because it can warm my back when backed up to nearly as well as the old wood stove.
 
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Old 10-27-20, 06:18 PM
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They are held in by tiny screws. I didnít know if it is safe to make some new ones and put them in. It doesnít seem difficult to do
 
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Old 10-27-20, 09:52 PM
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I'd highly recommend replacing it with a different furnace. Too risky to patch.
 
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Your probably looking at a new heat exchanger/new furnace.
That furnace looks to be oil?
 
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Old 10-28-20, 09:31 AM
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Thank you all. I will replace it. I just wanted a couple more opinions to see if it would be safe to replace those two panels.
 
 

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