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Thread: BRRR limping furnace!!

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    Super Member Pzazz's Avatar
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    Last evening I was feeling kinda chilly so moved to the bedroom to watch tv. The furnace was blowing, but not sending out much heat. Woke this morning to about -16F outside....and about 58 inside. The furnace is still blowing, but no heat. :cry: Thank goodness we have under-floor heat in the main bathroom, and up the hallway. (DH was working on the entryway floor heat when he had to leave for Chicago.) DH is on his way home and "should" be home either late tonight, or tomorrow sometime. So the couple of space heaters I have should keep me warm enough 'til he gets home to fix the furnace. Thank goodness for quilts!!!!!

    Stay warm, everyone. :-)

    Patti

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    Hope you get it sorted soon.

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    Oh no, Patti!! Glad DH is on his way home. I always have some type of problem when my DH is away!! lol
    Hope you stay toasty! :D

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    Would fix it for you if you lived closer. Own a HVAC and electrical contracting business

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    Cute! we are actually have the same problem with our heat pump, blows cool air. Chilly in the AM for sure. Good luck, stay bundled up :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roda
    Would fix it for you if you lived closer. Own a HVAC and electrical contracting business
    DH is an electrician, (among other things!!!), so since he was heading for home today anyway, I can tough it out 'til he gets home. To call someone in to fix it would be rather pricey...and DH says he knows from symptoms I described to him, what the fix is. But if you were closer...I would definitely call!!!! :)

    Oh....and since I had to go downstairs to check it out, I made good use of the trip and put fabric for the quilt for our bed in the washer. That is one of my goals for this year...to get this quilt made...only had the fabric for about 6 years!!!! LOL

    Patti

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    Get some of that marvelous, Almost as warm as Down insulation for your house coat. And get down booties for campers and hikers for those frozen feet.
    Put sheets of plastic over windows, especially in rooms you don't use much. The way to do this is to first put up the double sticky tape that comes with it, all the way across the top and sides and on the bottom. DO NOT CUT THE PLASTIC YET!! DO NOT LET IT TOUCH THE SIDES OR BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW. Don't ask me how I know this!!
    You really should have another person helping but can be done with only one. On a ladder hold up the loose end of the plastic and put it neatly on the sticky tape. Drop the roll of plastic and let it fall to the floor BUT hold it away from the window. DO NOT CUT IT YET. The slowly, first a few inches on one side and then the next, press the plastic on the sticky tape all the way down to the bottom of the window. Then press it onto the window sill very carefully and neatly. NOW you can cut the plastic.
    This is a not very classy way of insulating your windows but it sure as heck does the job. I learned it from one of Sara Graves' book series, she does a marvelous job of teaching old house repairing as well as solving murders.

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    Ramona Byrd.....I can't agree more!!!!! We have a garden window in our main bathroom. It is lovely in spring/summer/fall, but not made to be very weather worthy for Northern Minnesota so we use the plastic on it. What a difference!!! We also use it on the window over our bed. If the wind is coming from that direction, I get a cold draft...even tho' this is a new window, and well sealed all round. Amazing how that wind can find its' way thru'!!!

    I have slippers/booties that are made to be warmed in the microwave...so I think those will come out tonight. ;) And I have a very large quilt that I am doing hand quilting on...good work for a cold evening.

    Patti

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    Minnesota must be hard on furnaces right now. My aunt in Erhard just had to get $700 of repairs on hers. Of course, at the temps you've been having, the poor things are working to death.

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    Ramona Byrd - you reminded me of when I made my own storm/winter windows. Used them things until I bought new windows.

    Pzazz - I hope you can stay warm enough until the furnace gets fixed. Lots of hot cocoa. :)

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