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Thread: Scrap metal in furnaces?

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    Scrap metal in furnaces?

    I'm new to this forum and I'm getting a new furnace in a few days and was wondering if I should tell the installers to leave the old furnace behind so I can get scrap metal from it. I was wondering if it worth scrapping my old furnace and if so what parts should I get out from it? Thanks.



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    The short answer is yes. Take it apart and see whats inside. Mike.
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    There isn't anything too exciting in a furnace. Electric motor for blower and some wire. I believe that some have some stainless in them. Old ones also had some asbestos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmm2442 View Post
    There isn't anything too exciting in a furnace. Electric motor for blower and some wire. I believe that some have some stainless in them. Old ones also had some asbestos.
    Is it worth it for me to go though it or allow the installer to tak it away for me?

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    Quantify "worth it"? Everyone's time has different value. Do you have more time then money or more money then time. Are you able to do any research or just good at asking questions?
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    I've had people want to keep the scrap on a change out before. I kind of was insulted as it cuts into my money and did not have the same outgoing enthusiasm as I would normally. I still do the job correctly and to code but I don't go the extra mile like I would have.
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    Depends on how big the furnace is, if it's a cast iron sectional, if you have the right tools, and as someone else mentioned, how much times you want to spend on it.

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