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Furnace Insulation

Posted By: Doug
Tuesday, 5 September 2000, at 9:19 p.m.

I have an older gas furnace, it's well made and still works good. It may have been converted from either a wood or coal burner. According to the name plate it was manufactured by WISE.

One of the water pipes burst above the furnace and it was completely soaked. The top of the furnace is an inverted cone which was filled with what appeared to be a real coarce sand topped by a layer of some type of insulation. To be safe I used a resperator and a disposable coverall to remove this material.

The problems that I'm faced with are: Do I need to replace the insulation since I now use gas and if I do, what can I replace it with?

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