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Old 01-01-2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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Not so happy start 2009

Please keep your fingers crossed for us, its 1 degree out with a twelve mph wind and our furnace died. Have the oven cranked for heat and the repair guy on the way but I am fearing our pipes freezing. Ugh... we just had it serviced too.

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Old 01-01-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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Open your faucets to keep them running slowly so the pipes don't freeze, and open any cupboard doors or vanity doors to allow heat to reach the pipes. Good Luck!
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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If you have an electric oven, you can run that with the door open. electric stovetop too.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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Man that stinks. Hope the repair guy gets there soon!
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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We had similar problem years ago when i first moved into the house ( our first house, first winter ...)

Didnt know much bout ordering oil ( when, how, how often ...), and sure enough , ran out of Oil on a friday afternoon during a huge snow storm. couldnt get a delivery until monday. Spent all weekend with me, my wife, the kids and 4 cats locked up in the smallest room of the house, with an electric heater, and air-blow popcorn maker , and what ever blankets we could find.

Going to the bathroom was a real treat ( that seat was very coooooooold) And breathing outside of this little room you saw the 'smoke' coming from your mouth in every breath ( very strange to see this happen inside your home)

Anyway, we got through it, pipes didnt burst, no one got sick, got our oil, and nver made the same mistake again...

Luckily our boiler has been functioning ok , but i can definitely empathize with how u feel now. Hopefully it is a simple , quick fix...

How far up north in maine are you ??

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Old 01-01-2009, 08:41 AM   #6
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Oh Lefty,
what a miserable way to start the new year..Prayers for that repairman and for all of you. Please stay safe
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:52 AM   #7
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The cavalry has arrived, drinking too much coffee or cold my teeth are chattering I'm not sure which is the cause. Hopefully he gets it going quick and not at too much $$$$ Thanks for the good thoughts.
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Dont chatter those teeth too hard or you'll have another expense
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:29 AM   #9
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I'm glad he is there to fix it!! Hope it isn't expensive too!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:52 AM   #10
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oh boy what a way to start the new year. Hope you are warming up by now.
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