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Antique Homart 24-30c HELP

I am currently moving into a home that has a very old wood burning furnace. The Homart 24-30c. I cannot find anything on the internet about this furnace. I was hoping I could get any help or suggestions that anybody can give me. I am also looking for a value on this furnace as I will be selling it. Thanks!!


  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,923
    Homart was a Sears brand, like Kenmore.
    I don't know if that was always the case but it seemed to be in the 1950s-1960s.

    I'm guessing it's probably worth it's scrap value but don't know for sure.
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  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 930
    If it is not piped to anything or have any duct work attached to it, it may be an old incinerator. They had quite a lot of similar units installed in the basements of the very wealthy people around Pittsburgh, Pa.
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,109
    Does it have any side clearance to walls?

    IIWM and I did not want it left in place, I would feel lucky that someone would remove it from the basement at no charge.
  • redrose_19_niki
    redrose_19_niki Member Posts: 2
    There's maybe about half an inch clearance on both sides of the walls I guess that could be a huge fire hazard.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,962
    Looks like there might be asbestos sheet around it to shield it from the adjacent framing.