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My "free" 20 year old Ruud propane furnace that I installed in my garage in December just went all TangoUniform on me. I got no heat!
Now I'm shopping for a new vented propane garage heater...


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Try ebay or craigs list.Or try your local plumbing and heating supply house.I'm a plumber in Mass and have had good luck dealing with supply houses for heaters. Good luck
 

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frank, my experience is its 99% of the time the valve or something related. you can get valves for as low as 20 bucks and up. depending if its 110 or 12v will make a difference. but, you can convert a 110 system to a 12v with a transformer. the important thing is you get one with the correct flow rate. otherwise theyre all pretty much the same. if you get one with too much of a flow, it'll fill the area with gas and then ignite it giving you a beautiful fire ball and an explosion that will rock your windows. (a trick you can perform over and over if you have the nerve and insurance).

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Yeah Joe, I was thinking the same thing, but I looked into the igniter box and it's corroded pretty badly. I think it hadn't been serviced, or wasn't meant to be serviced. It smelled like gas when I ran it, and I didn't want to "rearrange" my shop...
I've been looking at getting a little roof mounted unit. Just have to cut into the racing fund so that I can have heat to build the racebikes, and then worry about having money to race 'em later I guess.

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freeze. or take your stuff into the dining room. itll be worth it in spring!

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