I have a forced air oil furnace made by Thatcher Furnace Company,
formerly of Garwood NJ. I’m not sure if they ever moved anywhere else.
I think it’s about 15 years old, maybe a bit older. (it was here when I
bought the house 11 years ago, the oldest service date written on it is
It’s a model LHO-1112 90,000 BTU, 60 degree hollow, Series #6, firing
I need a blast tube and end cone for the oil burner. The end cone has
fallen off and the tube is all deteriorated and warped. Smoke is
leaking out and the service company red-tagged it. It’s got to be fixed
within 10 days only they don’t know where to get parts.
He said a new furnace would be $1300 and up PLUS installation. I really
don’t want to look at a $2000+ job if I don’t have to.
You are the first person other than myself that has a Thatcher
oil-burning furnace. They went out of business many years ago. Unlike
the furnaces of today where almost all manufacturers use somebody elses
oil burner unit (usually Beckett, Wayne, or a few others), it does
appear that Thatcher made their own. If your furnace is in pretty good
shape, you don’t need a new furnace, just a new oil burner assembly.
These can be had for $500-$700 plus labor, I am told.
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