Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > Specific Inspection Topics > Inspecting HVAC Systems

Notices

Inspecting HVAC Systems Topics include heating, venting, and air conditioning inspections.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 4/18/10, 11:23 PM
bmacy bmacy is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Providence, NJ
Posts: 10
Default Moores heater

[Updated information with photo]

At a beach cottage, I ran into a gas-fired, direct-vented heater made by a now defunct company named Locke Stove Company in Kansas City. They call it a Moores heater, model 1450RMA. Best guess is that it is from no later than the early 70s, likely farther back. It is about the size of an average radiator but it is a miniature furnace with a pilot and everything. Serial number was hard to read but could have been 1971.

Thanks in advance.

Brandon Macy
Attached Thumbnails
moores-heater-cimg0446.jpg  

Last edited by bmacy; 4/19/10 at 2:15 PM.. Reason: Updated information
Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Michigan? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Michigan certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 4/19/10, 4:06 PM
iniquette's Avatar
iniquette iniquette is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Markesan, WI
Posts: 1,794
Send a message via ICQ to iniquette
Default Re: Moores heater

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmacy View Post
[Updated information with photo]

At a beach cottage, I ran into a gas-fired, direct-vented heater made by a now defunct company named Locke Stove Company in Kansas City. They call it a Moores heater, model 1450RMA. Best guess is that it is from no later than the early 70s, likely farther back. It is about the size of an average radiator but it is a miniature furnace with a pilot and everything. Serial number was hard to read but could have been 1971.

Thanks in advance.

Brandon Macy

Brandon, what kind of information are you looking for on this? You really didn't say what you needed, just that you found it.



Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection
Markesan WI 53946
www.squareonehomeinspection.com
Active Rain Network
INACHI Awards Portal
Want To Exchange Links?



What we've got here is......failure......to communicate.....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4/20/10, 1:25 PM
bmacy bmacy is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Providence, NJ
Posts: 10
Default Re: Moores heater

Sorry, I was looking to find out if anybody had run into one of these before--approximate aging, anything about the Locke Stove Co. which seems to have been out of business for a good number of years. Certainly if there are any issues encountered with this type of space heater.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1/18/12, 10:13 PM
Marlene Winter Marlene Winter is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Please Note: Marlene Winter is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members.
Default Re: Moores heater

Mr. Macy,
I grew up with a stove just like this heating our house. It is much older than 1970. I was born in 1956, and we had this stove when I was a little girl. It was, and is, still in the same place, and still working. The switch to the blower does not work any longer, so the we cannot use the blower. However, I am about four feet from it right now. Very toasty and warm. LOVE IT. It draws us to it, to stand in front of it, in spite of house being warm. Ours is very worn now. I love to look at your picture and just how our stove used to look. Oh how us kids loved that stove!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Client wants a new water heater adirienzo General Inspection Discussion 47 7/14/10 2:03 PM
Pentair Water Pool Gas Heater Recall Gary Reecher Inspecting HVAC Systems 0 1/4/07 8:15 PM
Venting an oil-fired water heater mh718 Inspecting HVAC Systems 3 11/16/06 9:36 AM
TPR & Combusiton Air thejnicki Plumbing Inspections 16 9/18/06 8:55 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 4:31 AM.
no new posts