Coleman Furnace Stench

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N.B. Forrest
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:54 pm

Hello there. My first post here. I have an old Coleman furnace in my mobile home that I haven't used for over 30 years. Recently, I had the roof repaired (due to a leak around the flashing of the chimney), and since I don't use the furnace, I had them remove the chimney & cap - and since then an intolerably nauseating chemical-like stench has been coming from the furnace.

Can anyone tell me what this is and how to stop it? Thanks in advance.


DaleM
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:31 pm

You're not using the furnace so pull it out and pitch it.

N.B. Forrest
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:23 pm

Thanks for the reply. It's not a one man job, and I'm not sure how to go about disconnecting it anyway (wires, old fuel line, etc.)

DaleM
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Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:29 pm

Turn OFF the breaker or pull the fuse to the furnace. That will kill all power. Shut OFF the fuel valve at the tank, disconnect the line on the demand side of that valve at the tank and let that fuel drain into a 5 gallon bucket. Shouldn't be too much, it's only fuel in the line to the furnace. Leaving that line in the bucket go inside and disconnect the fuel supply line to the burner/furnace. This will vent that line and any remaining fuel should drain out into the bucket. At this point it's just a matter of removing any visible screws that appear to be holding the furnace in place. Push and pull on the furnace, if loose, remove it. If it feels like it's still hanging up look for a screw or nail you may have missed. They really don't anchor them into place that well from the factory. As for the old fuel line push it through the floor enough for the unit to clear it as you pull it out. Roll it out of the house with a 2 wheeled cart or get a buddy and carry it out. Done!

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