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Old 04-12-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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I need to gain access to repair a furnace. (Can't get to it from inside.) The exterior access panel and surrounding area are painted and finished with clear coat. The panel is held on with screws and some form of adhesive, calk or sealant. Try as I may, it seems impossible to get off. Has anyone succeed at something like this? Ideas welcome.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:08 AM   #2
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Is that a photo? It may help.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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I need to gain access to repair a furnace. (Can't get to it from inside.) The exterior access panel and surrounding area are painted and finished with clear coat. The panel is held on with screws and some form of adhesive, calk or sealant. Try as I may, it seems impossible to get off. Has anyone succeed at something like this? Ideas welcome.
Try sliding some tooth flaus or builder string behind the panel and pull down using a back and forth saw motion. First one I have heard if that wasn't accessable from the inside. but then we are talking about a motorhome here.

You will probably have to remove the chrome vents first. That too will be hard to remove. string won't work on that it has 2" pipe extention behind the openings. Putty knife, screwdriver.
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Good idea Cavie. I'll give it a try. (BTW - Furnace is built into and under the bathroom cabinet. Front furnace easy to remove from inside. It doesn't even have an external access panel. But not so with the back.)
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I need to gain access to repair a furnace. (Can't get to it from inside.) The exterior access panel and surrounding area are painted and finished with clear coat. The panel is held on with screws and some form of adhesive, calk or sealant. Try as I may, it seems impossible to get off. Has anyone succeed at something like this? Ideas welcome.
you need to pull the inlet/exhaust first . and there is a screw under there also . then a razor around the edges and it should come off
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