Sometimes I think I should start my own thread like Daniel and Willie have. Seems I'm always going to auctions, working on, buying, or helping someone out and have [maybe] too many threads started.
Input welcome on that subject.
Yesterday I got all my antifreeze checked. Had one car a lil low so had to add some. I took that car to town today so now I can check it and get an accurate reading.
With the antifreeze done, I turned my attention to the house furnace.
Figured it'd be bad...
I was right.
Here is the "blower fan assembly" that aids the dirty air in getting up the chimney. At least whats left of it. Furnace was installed Janurary 5th 1992. Its a "Heil" brand. DON'T EVER BUY A HEIL BRAND if you don't know how to fix things yourself. Most HVAC companies scoff at the thing as soon as they hear what brand it is. [I tend to think this is their way of improving their chances of selling/installing an entirely new setup] All most HVAC's want to do is sell an new system.
Actually its been a right decent furnace. You almost have to have an inside person to get you parts.
The only thing that hasn't been changed out since it was new is the two blowers. The blower motor is still fine. I oil the blower motors at the start of every season, although they are not really intended to be "serviceable".
I took the offending part to my old HVAC repair man today [now retired because of poor health although not that old] and he confirmed my suspicion that I can't just buy the fan blade. Have to buy the entire setup.
Anyhow, he said its only $82.19 with tax and he'll be going right by the place that has the part in stock Monday. The place is an hour away.
I think that's an OK deal.
Before he called me back with the good news [parts still available] I got to opening up the blower housing in preparation of finding just the new fan blade. Once he called all work on that stopped. I run a dehumidifier most all summer but moisture is still rampant and will be the death of this furnace. The moisture has killed several washing machines over the 25+ years I have lived here.
Now the pics. The chimney pipe pic is from last year. That pipe goes directly above this blower assembly. The blower was "off balance" just a tad last winter. Now I know why. Only found 9 fan blades when I took this thing apart and there were 13 blades missing.
Edited by Gtractor, October 13, 2016 - 04:49 PM.