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Post# 957172   9/11/2017 at 20:12 by appliancedude16 (Sunnyvale,California, U.S.A)        

Hi everyone,

I'm curious on which brand made this furnace in this video,

Here's the link for the video,





-Appliancedude16





Post# 957179 , Reply# 1   9/11/2017 at 22:47 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Dont know the brand

But I love this kind of furnace, very simple and they run for years and years with no trouble.

Post# 957255 , Reply# 2   9/12/2017 at 14:37 by variflexpghpa (Pittsburgh, PA)        
Pretty Sure

Its American Standard

Post# 957352 , Reply# 3   9/13/2017 at 06:04 by StandingPilot (Cleveland)        

I think those American Standard pilot furnaces were made in Northeast Ohio, Elyria or maybe Lorain If I remember.
I still run my original 1965 Perfection pilot furnaces (last year of production I think), 52 seasons and still going strong. Rusty as all get out, they are only about 50% efficient but they'll never really break, 4 huge cast iron burners on each unit, they are more like kilns LOL. They did employ a primitive heat sensitive automatic damping system they called "Regulaire" to temper the giant iron body single speed fan motor. They are way overkill, If you ever felt chilly , they can easily get the house into the 90's when it's below freezing outside (and that's with 60's insulation). I'll try and post some pics when I get a chance.

Here's some 1950's units in the meantime


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Post# 957357 , Reply# 4   9/13/2017 at 06:50 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Fantastic

I have TONS of old furnace literature, mostly oil fired stuff.,The Perfection oil burning unit was something else, it was a vaporizing burner unit that modulated both the flame size and blower speed, similar to your unit, I would bet the efficiency is not as bad as you think.

Post# 957367 , Reply# 5   9/13/2017 at 08:28 by StandingPilot (Cleveland)        

Mine's actually a gas Perfection, but the company did make their name on oil burners. originally, a Standard Oil Rockefeller entity, in order to sell more Kerosene. They also made an ultra rare oil burner refrigerator in the 30's. Hupp then took them over and Hupp acquired Gibson for the refrigerator side of the business. There was still some commercial refrigeration (Hvac) still manufactured by Perfection in the 50's and early 60's.
My furnaces are some of the last models when Perfection was still a division of Hupp.

There is however, an old Cleveland company that still manufactures??? an oil burner and they claim it's "the Worlds most efficient furnace"

dornbackfurnace.com...

Check out the Perfection kerosene fridge! (I bet it would run on jet fuel)


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Post# 957565 , Reply# 6   9/14/2017 at 16:51 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That Dornback

Is a condensing furnace, OK with gas, but I wouldn't go within 10 miles of an oil one...LOL, The only new oil furnace I would have would be a Thermo Pride, they are the closest thing to a old furnace you can buy.My hometown was full of the old Cleveland Dornback oil furnaces from the 60s.

Post# 957820 , Reply# 7   9/16/2017 at 21:16 by appliancedude16 (Sunnyvale,California, U.S.A)        
What year is this American standard furnace from?

I'm guessing it is from the 60's or 70's,

I have a late 1950's or early 1960's Day and Night gas furnace with 2 burners and one pilot light, plus a blower fan (I'm pretty sure that the blower fan is belt driven) at my old house, it blows hot(80-70 degrees Fahrenheit).


Post# 957821 , Reply# 8   9/16/2017 at 21:17 by appliancedude16 (Sunnyvale,California, U.S.A)        
What year is this American standard furnace from?

I'm guessing it is from the 60's or 70's,

I have a late 1950's or early 1960's Day and Night gas furnace with 2 burners and one pilot light, plus a blower fan (I'm pretty sure that the blower fan is belt driven) at my old house, it blows hot(80-70 degrees Fahrenheit).





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