Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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Well, the ice has started melting and so there is no need to await plows or salt trucks after tonight. I will be able to pick up my truck tomorrow from the shop and all will be back to normal. OK, normal might be optimistic.
It has been fun being "icebound" for a couple of days. It has allowed me to build most of my cabinets while working and playing.
Looks like power is back to most of the area, "only" a hundred thousand or so still without power.
Over the past two weeks the weather has had HIGHS of ZERO, 46, 10, and now 55 today and for the next few days. Everything should be just mud and dirty for the next bit. But at least it won't be ZERO.
NOTE, if you install a new HUNTER programmable thermostat at midnight, make sure that the instructions do not have a BIG ASSED MISPRINT. It will cause the heating system to, for some inexplicable reason just think that the fan is really all that is needed as it watches the temp drop to 59.
Also, their diagram makes it look like all the jumpers are in a single parallel circuit which is [obviously] not correct. At 6am, the internet is your friend getting the correct information to wire it correctly to bring that heat thingie back on line.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.