16 December, 2010

Rent a Man

I had to rent a man.

Last week I heard a loud pop when my heater started. So, I headed down the hall way to see if everything was OK. It sounded off, so I called the company listed on the front, as it is still under warranty. The repair guy came on Monday to check things out. He told me it needed to be fixed, but all I would have to pay is labor charges. The part that needed replacing is the part that keeps CO from coming into the house. The stuff you can't smell, but can kill you, Yeah...I live in Michigan, we use our heater a lot. Not something I can just turn off. So I set up an appointment for him to come back when they had the part and get it fixed.
Today at 8 am ( I don't do mornings!!) he showed up.
He got the heater pulled out

Clean heater area

and taken apart

Heater all torn apart

The problem part

Had to replace heater

See where it was leaking?

See where it was cracked?

Its not supposed to be black like that either. The heat shield was almost burned through which could have made for a worse ending to the whole house.

New Heater has a double heat shield, so that makes me happy and I feel a bit safer.

Well, now the heater is fixed, the house is warm and rent a man has gone on to help other families in need.


KnitNurd said...

Wow, those sort of things scare me! Glad you got it fixed, and now your home can stay toasty warm!!!

~RaenWa~ said...

Scary, I am glad you were at home & heard the pop when it happened. Glad you got it taken care of so you & your house are safe.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is scary! Glad things turned out okay!!

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