About this blog title

I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chimney and furnace repair

About a week or so ago I finally got my wood stove chimney repaired and the oil furnace repaired. That's a good thing because this Winter keeps marching on cold as ever. On Tuesday  the temperature was minus 26 degrees and reached a high for the day of minus 6.  Yesterday it was minus 16 and we had a high of minus 2.
Me with a 3 foot section of Selkirk stainless steel, all fuel chimney. This piece was damaged from heavy ice. 

This is me repairing the wood stove chimney. Turns out I only needed to replace one damaged section of the chimney as well as the roof flashing. 
While I was on the ladder repairing my chimney a guy from Bartlett's Plumbing & Heating, Adams, NY, was replacing the blower motor in the oil furnace in our basement. Heat wise, we are back in business dealing with Old Man Winter.


  1. You went up there in that freezing cold weather? Applauds for doing that. Also thumps up for deciding to get the furnaces repaired before it breaks down fully. Many wait till that and will have to wait for the repairman in the middle of freezing cold night. And if you are lucky enough the whole town would be shut down for a few weeks.

  2. Nice to hear from you Jeffrey. How has the Winter been where you are at?

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  4. Spending the winter without a furnace is one of the worst things that could happen. Good thing you were able to fix the issue before long. Anyway, it’s great to know that you had reliable people working on your furnace. I do hope you won’t experience the same inconvenience in the upcoming winter. Have a great day!

    Shelley Coday @ C & C Heating & Air Conditioning

  5. I hope you’re not experiencing something like that this winter. Good thing you’re pretty handy with these stuff. Just be careful when going up there, as you know how the ladder and roof might be extra slippery because of the accumulated snow. Take care!

    Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp

  6. It's good to know that your chimney and furnace have already been repaired. Having a heater that is in bad condition during the winter season is totally a foul. At least your heating system was repaired before it was too late. Thanks for sharing that, Gary! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Henrietta Fuller @ Bri-Tech HVAC

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