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Carlson furnace question??

Postby Early 1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:31 am

I just picked up a 1958 trailer that has a Carlson furnace in it. It is a model 1080 gravity furnace.
It was pretty coroded. I removed it and cleaned it out piece by piece. The problem is I still can get it to fire up.

Can anybody help??????? :(
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Re: Carlson furnace question??

Postby dh » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:22 pm

Early 1 wrote:...The problem is I still can get it to fire up.


So what is the problem?
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Postby Early 1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:31 am

The pilot won't light. I've been searching on line but can't find any troubleshooting info as to what is wrong.
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Postby starleen2 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:48 am

Do you mean that the pilot will not light at all (meaning a problem with valving) or that the pilot will light - but go out (meaning a bad thermocouple)?
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Postby starleen2 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:54 am

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Postby madjack » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 am

...googled it and came up with this from '61 http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427/19 ... 25397.html
...any numbers or other distinguishing marks onit...your given info is kinda scarce...what kinda regulator are you using...it takes a 3.5oz low pressure regulator.....................
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Postby madjack » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:08 am

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :thinking: ...looks like Scott and I found the same info............................... 8)
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Postby Early 1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:13 am

Yeah the pilot wont light at all. Those are the same links as I found as well.
I think replacement parts may be non-existent. I may be out of luck on this heater.
Thanks guys! :cry: [/img]
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Postby madjack » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:37 am

PICTURES...take pics of all the relevant areas and post 'em here...it might be junk BUT never give up until the brilliant braintrust around here has seen the pics and declared themselves to be stumped.........
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Postby slowcowboy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:58 pm

so what happens folks if you got one but a diffrent brand furnace out of a 1970s pop up camper and the pilot LIGHTS, but then won't stay lit.

I have already replaced the thermocouple on my 1970s furnace. and I am not sure what brand mine is.

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Postby Early 1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:34 pm

I took some pics before work today. What's the process to post them? :thinking:
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Postby depatty » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:47 pm

There's a link at the top of each page titled Help with photos that will walk you though the process of loading them into your album and posting them in messages.

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Postby PhotoGuy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:24 pm

Early 1 wrote:The pilot won't light. I've been searching on line but can't find any troubleshooting info as to what is wrong.
thanks


Is there anything inside the pilot tube? I have found ( in my RV ) the smallest bit of dirt will stop the flow of gas
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Test pic

Postby Early 1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:51 pm

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Postby Early 1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:52 pm

Wow the pic thing actually worked :thumbsup:
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