04:12PM | 12/05/05
Member Since: 12/04/05
4 lifetime posts
I know this Q should be in furnace/heating category, but I need an A by tom. morning!

(It'll be answered quicker here)

The furnace blower GASKET which is approx 8x8" & 1/4" width & asbestos-like (but not) has CRUMBLED.

Heating companies are not willing to help (for obvious reasons...they don't like do-it-yer-selfers..they want to sell u a whole $3000 furnace than help s-one buy a $10 gasket)

I tried EVERYwhere....REVY, RONA, H-HARDWARE....a few furnace-seller outlets, even a BBQ place...but NO-one could help me buy a piece of gasket (asbestos-like, but not) for me to make a template! This is SO frustrating, as I don't know what the noise will be like if I just forget about it & just go metal on metal with the blower against the heat-exchanger.

I tried a VALVE-cover gasket roll & cut out a 8x8 piece, made the appropriate hole & such...but it REEEEKS ! I figured it goes on HOT car engines....why not a furnace! BAD idea! Maybe the rubber-reek will go away?



10:25AM | 12/06/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I believe you would get faster results in the heating forum...good luck.


-k2 in CO

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