Need a little help with a USCC Hot Blast

JimBear Posted By JimBear, Sep 6, 2018 at 6:13 PM

  1. JimBear

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    My brother recently acquired a building that contained this furnace. It obviously needs some new pipe going out and a new door gasket. Anything that I need to pay special attention to or look for as far functionality. It is sitting in an uninsulated 80’ x 200’ Morton building. Previous owner was obviously burning cardboard & other debris in it. If usable then it will just serve to take the chill out while working on equipment. I have made multiple suggestions but it’s his to do with & run would just hate to see it melt into a puddle or burn his shed down. The door tag & tag on top are the only ones I see, I am wondering if it’s a wood only or wood/coal combo since noting is stamped. Thanks
     

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    That thing has been run hard! (see the burnt paint on the sides)
    Those aren't known to be the best furnaces for sure...good enough for a shop environment I guess, as long as its run while someone is in there...I wouldn't want one in my house.
     
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    It was advertised as a wood or coal furnace, using wood it gobbles it up and is hard to control. Coal on the other hand is what it was designed for. I had one for a while and while it did cut the heating bills down it always left me with a nagging premenition that it was going to burn the house down. Wasn't none to happy with Ussc as a whole either. inexpensive at $700 on sale back a bunch of years.
     
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    Thanks for the input, I believe that since he his he’ll bent on using it, that there is plenty of clearance around & above so I will replace the door gasket & help him with the pipe replacement. Any tips on adhesive for the door gasket?
     
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    HI temp silicone, easy way to get all the old stuff off/out is electric drill and a small wire brush
     
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