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PostSubject: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:15 am

The other night during the rain storm, Phyllis asked me to turn up the heat. I did and the heat never came on. Just before bed, pulled the front off the furnace to see water pouring in from the stack, and a burnt plastic smell. I shut the switch off, and did my best to dry everything off. Yesterday, I pulled the hot surface ingniter control out, and pulled the cover off to find a burnt section of the mother board about an inch long. I also got on the roof to find the silicone seal had split away from the stack, and allowed water to come in. F#@K! I guess we are lucky we were home and found the problem when we did. This could have went south real quick.

I guess I know what I am doing this weekend. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:07 pm

2 things to mention

1) good thing you went and checked it out of you could have had a hell of a problem

2) good thing you know what your doing because you lost me with every detail that wasn't water, burnt plastic smell, or silicone seal Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Never thought I'd say this, but I'm with Brad. Wink

That's scary shit. Good thing you caught it when you did!

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PostSubject: Re: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:16 pm

Yeh, I am sorry guys. I was speaking freaky deaky dutch. lol!

In other words, water hit the control for my furnace after finding it's way through a hole in the roof. It caught fire, and we found it before it became a 6 oclock news problem.

We got lucky. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:59 pm

Way to dumb it down! cheers

Thanks! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Good thing we were home   Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:04 pm

they said we got over 6 in of rain here, to many horror stories to tell, water was coming in thru the cracks of the cellar floor and around the foundation and some areas of he walls, "old stone and cement foundation about 90 yrs old) 2nd day of rain well now water was pisssing thru like the dutch boy on the dike,wife heard water running from the cellar good thing got only 6 or so inches , we had mostly everything off the ground anyway (lesson learned from years ago)open the floor drain where our washer drains that save my ass.. (city sewer) as i type there is still water coming in the cellar
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