Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by Mr Tranny
If you have a friend, family member or neighbor that is mechanically competent, and can install one for you, and….
If you are in the Indianapolis/Lebanon area, check with a company called surplus city liquidators.
They stock the older, last year models and closeout stuff.
Scratch and dent stuff goes pretty cheep.
Good 50kbtu 80 to 85AFU furnaces can be had for $400 to $600
They currently have a batch of 50kbtu ducan natural gas 80% AFU furnaces.
14 units in stock.
If you don’t know how to hook it up properly, then just do the rough install and see if you can find any company to come in and finish out the gas
and electrical connections.
If you can not swing that, then look into direct vent wall heaters.
They lend themselves more to DIY installation.
Surplus city has direct vent wall heaters, but I wouldn’t suggest buying one from them, they are a bit high on them.
Go to the internet you will find 25kbtu units going for $390
35kbtu going for $416
50kbtu for $577
They may not be stylish in the new modern home.
But they are direct vent, so they are safe.
And they will keep your butt warm.
They don’t require power, so if the power goes out, you are in good shape.
Home depot would be a preferred source for them around here.
You can DIY on the mounting and vent pretty easily, but unless you know what your doing with the gas connection, I would pay a qualified person to
come in and hook it to the gas supply for you, and verify proper functionality.
Here is a 18kbtu for $499
From Nortern tool
[edit on 29-8-2010 by Mr Tranny]