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    Default Heat went out again

    Some may remember that our heater went out right before Christmas and we chose to fix instead of replace. This morning I woke up and it wasn't working again - something totally different than before. We have a good idea what is wrong with it this time, either the blower motor or a piece on the computer board for the blower motor. Neither are thankfully a fortune to replace and DH has done it before.

    The weather here is supposed to be seasonable to cool over the next week (hi in the '40s and lows in the upper '20s), so we are not going to rush to fix it. Tonight when DH gets home with the car I'm going out to buy one of those oil-filled space heaters for the family room. We already have two of the small heater/blowers which we will use in the children's bedrooms just before bedtime. We also have a fireplace. The girls' bedroom already has window quilts and I am hanging an older blanket over the window in ds' bedroom. We will probably be quite toasty.

    We are going to try and order the part, after DH determines which one it is tomorrow and hopefully fix it this weekend. If not, oh well. We have survived comfortably without power (at all) and 18-degrees during ice storms.

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    I am so sorry for this happening to you again, I guess it's a good thing not too cold weather is here

    Window quilts? Are these just quilts you hang over the window? or ?? Sorry if I am out of the loop on this one

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    Hope it's a quick, inexpensive fix that lasts.




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    rats! Hope dh can fix it quickly.

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    Good Luck....not sure what we would do if our furnace broke down (probably pray it wouldn't cost a fortune).

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    I am sorry that your heat is out again. I hope you can get it fixed inexpensively and easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrugalMomof3 View Post
    I am so sorry for this happening to you again, I guess it's a good thing not too cold weather is here

    Window quilts? Are these just quilts you hang over the window? or ?? Sorry if I am out of the loop on this one
    The window quilts I have in the girls' room are pre-made curtains. These have three heavy layers and are machined quilted. I believe that someone here at FV has been making her own window quilts, Peanut??? maybe.

    I hope it is a quick fix too. But, for some reason I'm just not sweating it. We are comfortable with the space heaters.

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    Hang in there better times have to be right around the bend.

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    I've been going to make window quilts for the last 2 years. Haven't got them done yet.
    Hope you can fix it cheaply.

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    Hope dh can fix it for you. Darn

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    Brrr...hopes it all working soon!

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    I am sorry you are dealing with this again! You are handling it well though. I hope it is a cheap and easy fix.

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    Well, DH got the part out that isn't working. It is one of the motors, but not the one we replaced a couple of summers ago. He is going to take it down to a place near his work tomorrow that carries these parts and see if he can get the replacement part from them. I think the other motor cost us just under $300, so my fingers are crossed. If he can get it he can install it himself.

    Tonight we are all snuggling down in the family room watching a Harry Potter DVD. The fire is burning and all the lights are off. Ds' room is toasty after running a space heater in there for an hour before he went down. And our new oil-filled radiator thingy is sitting in the hallway between the girls' bedroom and ours. The house is actually a little warmer than we normally keep it. It is an adventure, and think about all the gas we are saving by not having the heater going.

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    Even better than it being one of the motors was that it was actually the start capacitor. We got on for all of $6!!!! My SIL picked it up for us (DH and I were at the hospital because of my gallbladder) and DH came home for about an hour and fixed it.
    Before much longer we are going to have that entire system rebuilt.

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    Sorry to hear about your gallbladder .
    Hope your feeling better.
    Wow $6.00 is a great find on any part now days.
    My Fiance fixes our stuff to.. No labor costs.

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