Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/Furnace Secondary Heat Exchange Plate
Ron Poupore wrote at 2013-01-21 19:41:33
I'm a heating contractor. I'm not sure what safeties were included on this model of furnace but I believe they were minimal. I hope Larry knows a furnace with a bad heat exchanger can generate CO in the house and kill the occupants. It sounds like this furnace had a paper thin heat exchanger and was no longer safe to operate. (If the tech could simply push through it like that.) The contractor was taking the only course that would hold up in court if, God forbid, someone suggested it could be just welded up and used some more. Before you call a contractor a crook, you should probably think about all possible outcomes and who would be held responsibile in today's legal climate.