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I have service people coming, but they can't get here for another 5 or 6 hours!!!

My furnace is completley off (Lennox elite series 4 years old) -20 outside,

I have my wood burning fireplace going and base board heaters in the kitchen and bathroom.

Anything else I can do? I am worried about my plumbing.
 

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Turn on all the water taps

To help keep the water in your pipes from freezing turn on all of the water taps. It isn't neessary to turn them wide open, not even half way. About a quarter way ought to do it. Best of luck!
 

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Anything else I can do? I am worried about my plumbing.
run a slow stream of hot and cold water in any tap that has its supply lines running along an outside wall and then there's no chance of them freezing up.....taps with interior supply lines don't worry about
 

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sunnysideup said:
Great minds think alike!
or fools seldom differ ;)

none the less, sorry to hear about your furnace going tits up.....nothing like it waiting for the coldest weekend in two fucking years for it to flatline :eek:
 

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Thanks I will turn some taps on and hope for the best!:)

( I did like BSD's sugestion the best but I do need to get this fixed!)
 

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Moderator said:
I have service people coming, but they can't get here for another 5 or 6 hours!!!

My furnace is completley off (Lennox elite series 4 years old) -20 outside,

I have my wood burning fireplace going and base board heaters in the kitchen and bathroom.

Anything else I can do? I am worried about my plumbing.
Probley something simple like frying a "thermo coupler"cheap to replace,all the sudgestions are good,keep the water running,call Teal/tess/etc:D and don't sweat it.

Man,,-20 there now?,,too fucking cold for me:eek:
 

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Well, as much fun as some warm company might be...

...depending upon what's wrong, I think Moderator might want to hang onto his $ until he knows what's wrong with the furnace and how much this is going to set him back financially.

As long as it doesn't get to be -10 or colder in your place and all of your water supply lines are indoors, you'll be fine until you can get someone in to look at it. If there's a real risk of that, you might want to look at getting some heater tape from a hardware store (even Wal-Mart should carry that). I would think you can get someone in before it comes to that, though. It certainly won't come to that in 5 or 6 hours if your insulation is worth anything. It will take at least an hour to completely re-warm the place after the furnace gets running again, however.

As for keeping YOU warm, you might want to run out to Wal-Mart ASAP and get yourself and electric blanket or throw so you won't freeze half to death overnight!

I know about surviving in -20 or below weather with a broken furnace (or when the pilot light just plain got blown out by a foul wind down the chimney, which was more frequently the case) and three small children in a mobile home—I've been there a few times. And considering that the youngest is 18 as of today and the older two have babies of their own now, obviously we survived those bad old days and nights pretty good.

One thing that helped us back then was having a heated queen-size water bed. As soon as I realized that the temperature in my room had gone down substantially, I'd jump out of bed, check the thermostat to see that I wasn't imagining things, wake up and gather the girls and pile them into my bed with me, call SaskEnergy and wait with the girls until the service technician came, usually to re-light the pilot. Then I'd keep the girls with me until the whole place warmed up again.

If you have an alternate source of heat on your bed, you're that much further ahead of the game. So get yourself an electric blanket—they're indispensible for times like this!
 

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Lennox series 4/gas / forced air furnace(not state of the art but easy to trouble shoot
No pilot light? - replace Thermo coupler
working fine and then quit's on ya/no pilot light? -replace thermo coupler:rolleyes:

cost of a thermo coupler for said furnace/approx 10-20 bucks
cost of a heating guy/gal coming out after hours on a service call plus parts,,,,about $150 to start,and then the fuckers will try and tell ya ,ya need this and this and ,,well ya need a new fucking furnace:p
 

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one free out of jail to reddeerguy (thanks for the pm) Atco is on the way and yes they only charge for parts!!!!