Happy Heatless New Year!

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Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by melsbells » Sun Dec 31, 16:19 2017

Our furnace broke tonight. More accurately, two wires got pulled out of a 20 cent piece of crimped plastic which are necessary for the heat sensor to register and the furnace can't work without it. Tomorrow is a holiday, and Finland has this thing that I normally appreciate where people don't work on holidays. It's not that bad. Everyone seems fairly calm, though I suspect that would be different had it been someone else who's carelessness caused the problem. There's an electric back-up, though we don't know how/if that works. We can try to heat up the house with the wood burning masonry bread oven, that we've been waiting to use/figure out until it got colder. Yesterday started a bit of a warm spell, so day-light hours should be above freezing. At best the plastic piece will come on Wednesday and the wires will be long enough and we'll be able to get it to work even though we don't own a crimper. At worst, even purchasing that whole sensor unit isn't overly expensive, and wouldn't take that much longer. At I-don't-even-want-to-consider-it-worst, some pipes freeze. I need more:fire:

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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by geldofc » Sun Dec 31, 16:47 2017

Oh no, that sounds like more than a pain. Happy New Year all.
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Plotthickens » Sun Dec 31, 17:50 2017

Perkele! Sisu. You can make it through.
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Sonic# » Sun Dec 31, 18:44 2017

Maybe it is a good time to make bread?

I'll send some warm thoughts your way. Happy New Year!

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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Bork » Sun Dec 31, 19:17 2017

Oh yikes! That is really horrible timing. Hope you're able to figure out some sort of heating fix for the short term.
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by melsbells » Tue Jan 2, 12:56 2018

Plotthickens wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 17:50 2017
Perkele! Sisu. You can make it through.
Plot, careful where you throw "sisu" around. It's a dog whistle to white nationalists.

The electric backup kicked on today! It's certainly chillier than usual indoors, but the outside temperature has conveniently stayed up around freezing for us.

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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Plotthickens » Tue Jan 2, 22:17 2018

?? Doesn't "sisu" mean the kind of unbudgeable perseverance necessary to survive in horrible environments in Finnish? Did I missremember the word?
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by rowan » Wed Jan 3, 10:20 2018

Oof furnace issues in the middle of winter suck. Hope it gets fixed ASAP!
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by melsbells » Thu Jan 4, 1:43 2018

We were able to fix it yesterday evening! I have once again secured my status as "engineer" around spouse's family, which seems a bit unfair. Spouse did all the real figuring out. I couldn't even read the manual. I just have small fingers and could get the wires crimped correctly.

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Tue Jan 2, 22:17 2018
Did I missremember the word?
You remembered the word correctly. I think that's how dog whistles are supposed to work, plausible deniability.

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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by DarkOne » Thu Jan 4, 8:05 2018

Yay heat! When hubby asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said I wanted a generator to move the gas furnace fan in our home in case an ice storm knocked out the power (no wood-burning fireplace and 2 kiddoes <5), he laughed me out of the room. Said we'd get it, but not as a Christmas present :P)
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by rowan » Thu Jan 4, 14:12 2018

Yay heat!
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Enigma » Thu Jan 4, 20:46 2018

Yay heat! My furnace was out for a bit this fall and it was super stressful. I was so afraid of the pipes freezing. Luckily we got it fixed before it dipped down too low.
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Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Post by Plotthickens » Fri Jan 5, 11:38 2018

melsbells wrote:
Thu Jan 4, 1:43 2018
You remembered the word correctly. I think that's how dog whistles are supposed to work, plausible deniability.
Thanks, I really didn't want to search for that.

Yeay for your dexterity! My spouse is an Engineer, the kind that gets it done, not the kind that draws diagrams. The practical kind of Engineer. Practical applications matter: take the credit. You rock and your family is lucky to have you.
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