Heatmor outdoor furnace

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Home Inspector with MC2 Home Inspections LLC HI00700108

Hey guys, I need some help on this one. I have an inspection this Saturday. The home was built in 1910 and has an outdoor Heatmor Furnace. I have not ran across one of these before and was wondering if anyone could shed a little light on how to inspect it, or what to look for?? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys!! 

 

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Bob Elliott
Elliott Home Inspection - Chicago, IL
Chicago Property Inspection

Mikr I was on the expessway yesterday and saw a big shippment of these things.

I wondered what they were , but now know after checking out this link which should help explain them.

http://www.heatmor.com/

I never inspected one myself or would descibe them.

May 08, 2008 07:09 PM #1
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Gene Allen
Resh Realty Group - Virginia Beach, VA
Realtor Hampton Roads Real Estate

It is a strange looking device.  There are so many different type heaters out there.  You would think the seller would have let you know about it.

May 09, 2008 08:18 AM #2
Rainmaker
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MC2 Home Inspections
MC2 Home Inspections LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis Westfield Carmel Fishers Indiana

Hey Bob, thanks for the website, although they are pretty vague in talking about it and how it works.

Hey Gene, Well if I can't get any info on it, I will just have to do the best I can with my judgment. I am hoping the sellers will be there, so I can ask them to demonstrate this beast of a furnace :-). I guess I wont have to feel too much like an idiot since not too many people actually have these things. So far most of the people I have talked to, have never even heard of them before.

May 09, 2008 08:38 AM #3
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susan huff

hi we own one in tn, it is ran by electric outside the house, heat is forced water thru piping that goes to a radiator in the basement , or whatever the conduit may be. , check for patency of radiator, and piping, wiring going to the furnace itself ,, if heat pump is involed, patency of the ac working in correlation withh the thermostat inside the house. that has been our  concern. thanks have a nice day.

Oct 14, 2008 12:56 PM #4
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