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The damned furnace just went out. Supposed to get down to about 12 degrees tonight, too. Gonna be a long night, I can't get anything done about it until tomorrow, either. I hope the wife is all warmed up when I get to bed.

I hope the pipes don't freeze.


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Turn the taps on at a slow trickle so they don’t freeze. Better a higher water bill than a plumbers bill.

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What he said. ^^^^


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Blankets or towels at the bottom of your doors will help,too.


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Space heater(s) are a good option as long as they aren’t near flammables

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I keep a couple of space heaters around just for occasions like that.


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I’d hate for my OWB furnace to go down. Although I have small cache of spare parts on hand : blower fan, new transfer pump, heater hoses.

Redundant systems: 2 heat pumps, one with 15kw banks.

2 sets of propane gas logs one in the master bedroom

1/2 dozen space heaters, assorted outputs

2 kerosene heaters and about 7 gallons of K-1

I’d hate to lose a blower on my 5 ton trane, but I have a spare one of them too and a few extra capacitors on hand for both units.

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I had a couple of 50ft heat traces for my problem areas. I tried to be a nice pet owner and put those in my dog houses. The knuckleheads chewed em up

Oh I forgot. i got a 580,000 dewalt diesel salamander. It will make you sleepy tho.

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I'm glad I have a wood stove and a shed full of firewood and don't need to sweat it if the furnace dies.

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Good time to run a self clean cycle on the oven. But overnight at 12 degrees I would think you’d be fine. I’ve seen houses go 3 days below zero and not freeze water lines. It was still in the 40s in the house when I got there to fix the furnace.

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Originally Posted by slumlord
I had a couple of 50ft heat traces for my problem areas. I tried to be a nice pet owner and put those in my dog houses. The knuckleheads chewed em up

Oh I forgot. i got a 580,000 dewalt diesel salamander. It will make you sleepy tho.



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Originally Posted by bubbajay
Good time to run a self clean cycle on the oven. But overnight at 12 degrees I would think you’d be fine. I’ve seen houses go 3 days below zero and not freeze water lines. It was still in the 40s in the house when I got there to fix the furnace.

A litter of beetle hounds unda the trailer keeps them pipes warm

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Open the doors under the sink too.


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February ‘20 I came through about five days of that in this poorly insulated house, a one-in-30-year (we hope) freeze event.

Dribble all the pipes, hot water included, you’ll be fine. Prob’ly 40 degrees inside your house tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by bubbajay
Good time to run a self clean cycle on the oven. But overnight at 12 degrees I would think you’d be fine. I’ve seen houses go 3 days below zero and not freeze water lines. It was still in the 40s in the house when I got there to fix the furnace.


I shuttle weekly between the farm house and the house in town and turn the thermostat down to 45 when I leave for a few days. Unless the wind blows hard, it rarely gets down to 45 in two or three days gone.

That said, MN and ID houses have different insulation packages than KY, and I expect his mileage might differ.


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Originally Posted by Dutch
Originally Posted by bubbajay
Good time to run a self clean cycle on the oven. But overnight at 12 degrees I would think you’d be fine. I’ve seen houses go 3 days below zero and not freeze water lines. It was still in the 40s in the house when I got there to fix the furnace.


I shuttle weekly between the farm house and the house in town and turn the thermostat down to 45 when I leave for a few days. Unless the wind blows hard, it rarely gets down to 45 in two or three days gone.

That said, MN and ID houses have different insulation packages than KY, and I expect his mileage might differ.

I’m sure KY is beyond old newspaper and straw in the walls.

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2019 our furnace went down the Friday just before Christmas. Took 7 days to get it replaced due to the weekend and Christmas. Three $35 space heaters, the mostly decorative stove in the wife's office, and 6 dogs kept things livable even though the outside temps never rose above 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Put two heaters in the basement, one on the main floor, and let natural convection and the stove handle the second floor.

Keeping the blower running helped a lot as that kept warm air distributed fairly well. The suggestions of keeping cabinet doors open is a good one too, especially if water pipes run along an outside wall. Haven't had to run water but homes are fairly well insulated up here and we have learned long ago to place anything carrying water away from outside walls.

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What went out? Can you prove it’s the thermostat vs the furnace?

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My furnace took a dump about a week after we bought some fireplace looking electric heater.

Had a couple small ones and w two big/ two small we were toasty

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Originally Posted by bubbajay
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Good time to run a self clean cycle on the oven. But overnight at 12 degrees I would think you’d be fine. I’ve seen houses go 3 days below zero and not freeze water lines. It was still in the 40s in the house when I got there to fix the furnace.


I shuttle weekly between the farm house and the house in town and turn the thermostat down to 45 when I leave for a few days. Unless the wind blows hard, it rarely gets down to 45 in two or three days gone.

That said, MN and ID houses have different insulation packages than KY, and I expect his mileage might differ.

I’m sure KY is beyond old newspaper and straw in the walls.



Plumbing in the south is different. Outside walls are used and water lines buried 16-18" deep instead of 4-6 feet.


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