vintage coleman gas furnace

Old 05-03-22, 10:26 PM
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vintage coleman gas furnace

Hello, I am having trouble starting up my Coleman model 2113 as my gas was turned off for updates. I have two lines one small & one bigger with each having its own shutoff valve. Before the gas shutoff, the small line ran to a flame that ran 24/7 & the big line ran to a Dayton model 2E24D valve that has 2 wires hooked in the top from my thermostat. This stove has no blower, & has kept my house warm in 30 below zero weather up here in Montana for 25 years. 2 weeks ago had to shut off the gas at the meter.& gas company won't restart due to age & I don't have a clue how to fire it up again. I will add that when the temp the thermostat was set at I would hear a click & then the big burner would fire up inside the heater. You could see the flame going across the front to the point of desired temp & shutoff. The furnace is 3'x2'x 3' and sits on the floor w/a side door to see where the open flame was lit.
Old 05-03-22, 10:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

We're not doing to good here.
I can't find any info on that furnace model number or gas valve.

It sounds like a standing pilot system. If there is no 24v transformer in the area it could be a self contained millivolt system. That would require the pilot to be lit for a minute before the burner would open.

If you can't get the pilot to light..... you'll need to hold the button down for several minutes to purge the air out of the system. Hold the pilot button down and try to light the pilot every 30 seconds until it lights.

Furnaces only have a finite age and should e checked routinely for heat exchanger rust thru.
Older furnaces can release high levels of CO into the home.

Pictures of what you have there would help me to better help you.... How to insert pictures.

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