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#5851714 - 03/20/17 08:02 AM 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE!
Canvasback2 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/16
Posts: 267
Loc: NY
2 days without heat. Woke up to 42 Degrees INSIDE!! CRAP!! You really feel it when you have no furnace working !!!

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#5851731 - 03/20/17 08:21 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5449
Loc: Central NC
True, felt that chilly-ness a few times, but if we have power, I'll run electric heaters some.

This is why Dad put gas logs in his house, so he could heat when power or furnace problems flared up....just saying.

We still use them occasionally to heat that 36 ft long family room that the furnace don't do too well.

Is your power out too?
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#5851738 - 03/20/17 08:34 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Canvasback2 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/16
Posts: 267
Loc: NY
Power is on. Fell asleep last night with 2 heavy wool blankets and a comforter on the couch with the electric heater in the Living room. Supposedly, the heater said 68 degrees. No way it was 68 degrees, except for right near the heater!. Furnace thermostat on the wall in the hallway said 42 degrees. Put a call in for estimates from 2 different furnace repairmen. Neither called back yet !

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#5851745 - 03/20/17 08:50 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
njtrapper1980 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/16
Posts: 418
Loc: new jersey
go move the pannel doors and see if it kicks on, there is a switch that turns furnace off when door is open. this year mine went out and I checked it out before I called for repair even though I new nothing. when I accidentally bumped door it came on. when I bumped it again it shut off, bumped it again and it came on.

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#5851766 - 03/20/17 09:18 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 896
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
you need a wood stove and a better furnace guy.

the thing is every furnace guy I know who works for himself is running constantly , they have no shortage of work.

or maybe a kerosene heater that requires no electric

anyone who lives in a place that the pipes would freeze if they didn't keep it heated should have a backup heat source or two

since you have electric it is a good day to do some baking and get a big pot of water going on the stove every bit helps maybe make some soup.


Edited by GREENCOUNTYPETE (03/20/17 09:22 AM)
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#5851847 - 03/20/17 11:19 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Birch Tree Offline
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Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 537
Loc: Wright county, Minnesota
We had a new furnace put in a couple years back to the tune of 4700.00 and it is a small furnace. Once it is paid off we are adding a pellet stove next to it and that will be our main heat source and the furnace becomes back up. I like the pellet stove because you can buy pellets in the summer dirt cheap and I can heat the house better with it, with the add on hopper expansion I can load it once a week (roughly). My uncle had one put in his house and he couldn't say enough about it, way cleaner than a wood burner and no hassle with huge log piles and messes. Here in Minnesota with the heavy winters and long stretches of sub-zero temps, the Natural gas bill can get very high even with the new furnace and we feel colder than we did with the old furnace.
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#5851861 - 03/20/17 11:34 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE]
jbyrd63 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 1339
Loc: Ky
Originally Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE
you need a wood stove and a better furnace guy.

the thing is every furnace guy I know who works for himself is running constantly , they have no shortage of work.

or maybe a kerosene heater that requires no electric

anyone who lives in a place that the pipes would freeze if they didn't keep it heated should have a backup heat source or two

since you have electric it is a good day to do some baking and get a big pot of water going on the stove every bit helps maybe make some soup.


NO to kerosene inside . I bought one of the my buddy inside propane heaters from tractor supply. Works great

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#5851885 - 03/20/17 11:58 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
tomahawker Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 820
Loc: ohio
Lived in my kitchen by the stove for a week. Makes a good story down the road. Enjoy it
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#5851895 - 03/20/17 12:13 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
madcotrappwr Offline
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Registered: 01/04/12
Posts: 12634
Loc: central ohio
I've definitely woke up cold. I don't have a furnace or any other heat except for the wood burner. Forget to wake up and fill it a couple times cures you quickly of this.

Good luck with the furnace guys.
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#5852056 - 03/20/17 03:56 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Canvasback2 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/16
Posts: 267
Loc: NY
UPDATE:



Furnace man stopped over. Popped the cover off the side of the gas boiler, and pulled some long round chrome colored piece. Asked if I ever had this happen before? Said "
"No, it's been running fine since last got it repaired. " Well, he cleaned up the pilot burner thing , put it back in , and started it up. Less than 20 seconds later the old Boiler came to life !!! Got 2 inch cast iron water pipes for the heating system. So, it will take a while to heat everything up. But, the cast iron radiators are starting to warm up as I type !!! grin

I asked how much? He said, " Well there was no parts needed , just a cleaning. So, probably just a service call charge ."

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#5852130 - 03/20/17 05:37 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
njtrapper1980 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/16
Posts: 418
Loc: new jersey
cant beat that with a stick

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#5852215 - 03/20/17 07:13 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 8795
Loc: N.W. Iowa
when first married, living in 100$ farm houses, brought bed to living room, shut off upstairs, kept thermostat at 58 degrees! sure dried off after a bath very fast!

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#5852269 - 03/20/17 08:01 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
JEckman Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 605
Loc: northwest pa
Hey my furnace is set at 58...

But wood stove keeps it above that..

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#5852306 - 03/20/17 08:21 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: JEckman]
Lugnut Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4366
Loc: SEPA
My wood stove keeps the place between 75 and 80 all winter long.
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#5852494 - 03/20/17 10:42 PM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 8795
Loc: N.W. Iowa
that would kill me! I get too warm above 67, we have it set 65-67

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#5852566 - 03/21/17 05:53 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Tactical.20]
Lugnut Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4366
Loc: SEPA
It kills me too! But, I live in a house full of women (wife, daughters, granddaughter) and they like it warm...

When I come home from working outside it feels nice...for about the first five minutes, then I start to sweat.

It kills me to see my hard-earned firewood being wasted too.
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#5852570 - 03/21/17 06:01 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Lugnut]
Lugnut Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4366
Loc: SEPA
To be fair, those temps are in the living room (where the stove is located), kitchen and dining room. Back in the bedrooms it a more normal 68-72.
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#5852595 - 03/21/17 06:59 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Redknot Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 603
Loc: Tug Hill, NY
CB2, nice to hear you will not need to burn your furniture!!
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#5852689 - 03/21/17 08:39 AM Re: 42 Degrees this Morning.... INSIDE! [Re: Canvasback2]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 8795
Loc: N.W. Iowa
she was always cold before, now she's to warm so she wants it lower, fine with me, saves money

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