frickin' frakin' furnace

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by poodlelover, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. poodlelover

    poodlelover Moderator

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    How does the word get out to the infrastructure of the house that money is tight?? Do the appliances talk while we sleep?

    Got up this morning and thought it was frightfully cold in here. I know I keep the thermostat on the low side, but still... Looked at the thermostat and it said 51 degrees. I'm not quite that crazy.

    Furnace running but all the radiators are stone cold. I know less than nothing about furnaces. Called the guy. He should be here soon.
     
  2. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    Awww Poods :( Bundle up and snuggle poochies. Hope you get warm toes soon!
     

  3. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    Layers, Layers. Layers!
    Light a bunch of candles and group them all together. Looks like a mini fireplace and at least helps you to think warm LOL!
     
  4. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    Doesnt it seem like...

    when we are trying to spreak our pennies out to last longer..
    something always seems to break down?

    I hope it isnt too much to get your furnace working right.
     
  5. Pixin

    Pixin New Member

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    Oh Poods, what did they say was wrong?? Igniter??
     
  6. Mass

    Mass Senior Member and Masscaster

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    Ouch! But glad you have heat back.
     
  7. poodlelover

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    Ignition control and pilot burner. Apparently two very important things.

    On the bright side, living in a small town has it's advantages. I called at 7:30 and they were here at 8:00. Can't beat that response time!
     
  8. poodlelover

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    Guess what??? The furnace guy is downstairs AGAIN. This morning the radiators are luke warm and the temp in the house is 56 degrees.

    WTF???? :slapfight:
     
  9. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    Kick some ass Poods. I know they vary from brand to brand but what you said was replaced is $50-$75 in parts and I bet it didn't take him long to do it ;) Not that they don't need paid for their services, but "changing parts" until they get it right isn't acceptable either.
     
  10. poodlelover

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    Different guy today. Found a loose wire from repair yesterday. No charge.

    Buc - yesterday's bill:

    Diagnostic fee - $78
    Ignition control - $240 ( :eek:)
    pilot burner - $78
     
  11. Morganfan608

    Morganfan608 New Member

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    ....I feel your pain poodlelover, I really do.....I detest my life right now and I know there is a communist plot to run up my electric bill and drain my propane tank on a monthly basis...appliances SUCK!
     
  12. poodlelover

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    I hear ya, Morgan. Unfortunately it is -3 out there and I am at the mercy of the furnace. Hate it when that happens!