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Old 01-08-2015, 04:55 PM
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It works. Just not 100%. It's having problems staying lit which is usually the flame sensor getting gunked-up. I cleaned it and the furnace will start and run, but every now and again, it takes 3 or 4 tries to ignite and stay lit.

In the past, they've swapped out a few parts as well. I think there's a pressure or flow switch in there that tends to give out after a few years or so.

Like I said, we paid for the service contract, so the visit will be 'free'. May as well use it. It'll be good for a couple years after that.

Usually not a big fan of service contracts. But I'm less a fan of freezing to death.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:38 PM
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Jeffus, your posts on this topic have been entertaining. Must be a byproduct of hypothermia!

$75 a year for that contract is pretty cheap, even more so if it covers a tune up. I assume it is an oil set up. I am sure you are aware that sometimes these units turn off for a safety reason. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:31 PM
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It's gas.

The furnace behaved and crapped out for the tech right on queue. How often does that happen?

They came and went. Done. There is a second flame sensor that I was unaware of. I can now use the term 'was' when referring to said sensor.
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Glad it went swimmingly Jeffus! Definitely Good luck with the intermittent problem happening right away. You are a braver man than me dealing with a gas furnace. I would dance with my oil one back in the day.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence. But I didn't mess with the gas. And there is that big, red furnace 'Off' switch on the wall that I hit before sticking my head in there. There is another switch on the furnace door that will prevent from starting if the door isn't in place.

All he did was unscrew the flame sensor, hit it with some sandpaper, and put it back in place. That and hand me a receipt showing how much I saved by being on the service plan.
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A couple years ago we had a tech out to tune up the furnace before the heating season began. (You know, late September?) and my father in law and I were going through the stuff we replaced on it to keep it running. At one point he stops and looks at us "why did you call me?!?" "Because there is still some stuff we don't know on this rig"
Glad they got it working again, Jeff!
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Cold enough that where the dog pees, it's a sheet of yellow ice in an instant. Ok. 36, 38?
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The air here hurts my face. But hey, I spend a lot of time inside!
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That makes me laugh, Irie, thanks! I was in short sleeves on the ice yesterday.
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Temps have been wavering from high teens to a little above freezing for the past several days. There is a nice sheet of ice on most sidewalks around town. Freez-melt-freeze-repeat.
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