Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North
Everything on my existing furnace could be cleaned up and is already working, except for the part that failed. And that part just isn't available, anywhere. I've had three contractors search, as well as a very computer savvy SOL, and have put in many hours looking for the part myself. I've contacted the furnace manufacturer, and the manufacturer of the draft inducer that failed. I've also spoken with several knowledgeable friends.
That's why I'm replacing the furnace, and with a higher efficiency model.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of thh North
Have you talked with s/one who has a machine shop? My DH has "rewound" a number of motors (tractor, furnace blower, etc.). He takes copper wire and literally rewinds the motors (I don't understand what he does, but he makes broken motors/fans etc. work again. I'm a linguist...I can make words work but not motors <g>. If you were in Ontario, I'd suggest sending the part to him but you're not and I won't be driving through the Soo until July...). He's fixed all kinds of things--vacuums, snow blowers, bread machines, pressure washers, and furnace parts.
I appreciate that the bank is willing to give you a loan to replace the furnace, but according to my DH, the part that fails usually can be fixed, it is just that most places won't spend the time to do so. Yeah--our "disposible" society. But most things that "break" can be fixed...the problem is, most people don't know how to fix these things and shops can't be bothered. Find a person who does "little joe jobs" and see if the person will tinker with it...