+1c today and driveway very slippery. Had HVAC people in yesterday to look at my crapped out furnace(1985 Clare direct vent oil). Unfortunately it was condemned.Seems the bolts holding the heat exchanger onto the outside of the furnace have corroded and it has been leaking CO2 into the house. One of the bolts was repaired sometime back, maybe by a PO, but
has since rusted away and fallen out and the other disintegrated into dust when the repair man touched it with the nozzle of
his vacuum. They did a patch up job, but by law I only have one month to source out a replacement ( estimate $3,000.).The
contractor will be back in a month to decommission the furnace and if I dont have a new furnace by then he will notify my insurer. He says he hates doing it but its the law. Now my kitchen re-do is on the "back burner" excuse the pun. I did want
to get the kitchen and living room done and put the house up for sale this spring. This cant happen now. Hopefully the
weather will stay warm and we can save on heating costs.
putting the 18 back in my 1872 Victorian farmhouse.