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Look ma no fan

mstrbill Member Posts: 37


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
    Not unusual. What a beast. Probably from the 1920s or earlier
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,167

    This way the fire is up where the original Dead Man designed it to be when it was hand fired with coal. I must have completed fifty of those “Fire Thru The Door” jobs in my career. My last one was in Sea Isle City NJ in 2018. the homeowner had a house on the Bay with boat slips and everything. Every 5 to 10 years or so the homeowner would pull the oil burner out of the furnace and place it on a table next to her furnace (that looked just like that) when a hurricane would cause the basement to flood. After the water receded the oil company would come and re-install the burner. When I suggested the burner in the door idea, she loved it.

    By the way, That job, using her existing Beckett burner, saved her about 15% on fuel the following winter. You gotta put the fire where it is supposed to be… not in the ashpit!

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?