Now that the weather is turning cool here in Maryland we knew it was time to get the propane furnace in the Cottage running again.
We called the one and only local plumber that will work on our Empire propane direct vent heater. He cleaned the pilot very well and got the heater running. Wonderful — well worth his $120 visit.
Unfortunately the next time I went into the Cottage I smelled gas so I notified my propane supplier.
They sent out a technician who told us a few interesting things:
- Our tanks were at low levels, 20% and 10% respectively. Since we’re on automatic delivery I also informed the company we needed a delivery.
- The flare on our new water heater needed to be replaced and all the fittings were loose. Those things were repaired by the technician.
- Finally, the “control” needs to be replaced on the propane furnace. The technician does not do this work so we called the plumber from earlier in the week to come and repair this.
We are also waiting on a price for a new blower for this unit and a quote on a new unit altogether.
I’m so glad all these issues came up before our new tenant moved in which is planned for today. I’m also glad the place didn’t blow up with all the gas leaks.
What’s scary to you?