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Oerdin
17-06-2005, 05:27:57
Arghh! I just found out the heating furnice in my house is kaput and it will cost me around $2500 to buy a new unit. The old one is completely fried due to a backfire or some sort of other rubbish. The thing was 30 years old so I guess it is time to be replaced but the cost is rather inconvient especially since I was eyeing up a Taylor 710ce (left handed) as my dream guitar. The furnace is even more expensive then the hand made guitar.

I guess the guitar will have to wait. :(

Colon
17-06-2005, 08:12:19
Nah. You'll save up on future heating bills if you buy the guitar.

Colon
17-06-2005, 08:13:12
Making America less dependant on oil and stuff.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-06-2005, 09:03:56
Play some hot rifs when it gets cold.

Funko
17-06-2005, 09:06:32
Buy the guitar and a blanket.

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 09:08:50
Buy the guitar.

If I can't have my dream guitar just now someone else should be able to have theirs.

mr.G
17-06-2005, 09:11:49
:rolleyes: you mother theresa you

Cruddy
17-06-2005, 11:47:17
Buy the gutiar - you'll save on heating bills.

Burn the old guitar to stay warm. It's rock n' roll man.

mr.G
17-06-2005, 11:51:53
Sell the house, buy 2 guitars and give one to tizzy.

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 11:56:32
Ooh, yeah, what he said!

Funko
17-06-2005, 11:56:55
I hope he meant give one guitar to Tizzy. :hmm:

mr.G
17-06-2005, 11:58:08
:hmm:

what's on your filthy mind?
the thought alone deserves a good dingding kick

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 11:58:31
Me too :nervous:

Funko
17-06-2005, 11:59:22
Just making sure there's no misunderstanding. :cute:

mr.G
17-06-2005, 12:02:34
so give one is slang for.......?

Funko
17-06-2005, 12:04:00
If I were to give you one, someone might give me the :brwncard:

fp
17-06-2005, 12:04:31
yes it is

fp
17-06-2005, 12:04:52
x-post

MoSe
17-06-2005, 12:28:39
Originally posted by Tizzy
Me too :nervous:
this one was a huge X-post too!

:lol:

The Norks
17-06-2005, 12:42:46
I sympathise- our boiler is about to go, and its about the same in English dollars. This winter should be fun :rolleyes:

Provost Harrison
17-06-2005, 12:44:46
I am sad to hear your old boiler has had enough. Is there a big oozing gash? You may be able to plug it and solve the problem!

Venom
17-06-2005, 13:13:27
You can always rock out on your guitar until you get warm.

Lurker the Second
17-06-2005, 13:30:48
Is it a gas furnace?

zmama
17-06-2005, 13:37:57
get a cat

The Norks
17-06-2005, 14:52:17
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I am sad to hear your old boiler has had enough. Is there a big oozing gash? You may be able to plug it and solve the problem!

you need more sex, boy ;-)

Venom
17-06-2005, 15:05:16
Tough for a fat, druken, eskimo to get sex when laying in the street.

Japher
17-06-2005, 15:41:48
Oerdin, you live in SD... who needs a heater?

Oerdin
17-06-2005, 16:35:54
Originally posted by Cruddy
Buy the gutiar - you'll save on heating bills.

Burn the old guitar to stay warm. It's rock n' roll man.

I do have a fireplace...

Oerdin
17-06-2005, 16:37:15
Originally posted by Japher
Oerdin, you live in SD... who needs a heater?

Yeah, but I kind of feel third world not having one even if I don't need one. I think I will shop around and see if I can't find a discount furnace then spend the rest on the guitar. :D

The Norks
17-06-2005, 17:32:50
careful- you dont want to get blowed up!

why do americans have furnaces and not boilers any way? that must be a massive pain in the arse

Funko
19-06-2005, 22:46:43
Different name for the same thing or are they actually different?

Diss
22-06-2005, 08:56:10
Originally posted by Oerdin
Arghh! I just found out the heating furnice in my house is kaput and it will cost me around $2500 to buy a new unit. The old one is completely fried due to a backfire or some sort of other rubbish. The thing was 30 years old so I guess it is time to be replaced but the cost is rather inconvient especially since I was eyeing up a Taylor 710ce (left handed) as my dream guitar. The furnace is even more expensive then the hand made guitar.

I guess the guitar will have to wait. :(

why do you need heat in the summer. And why do you need heat in San Diego?

Funko
22-06-2005, 10:14:34
Everyone wants hot water?

Or do your furnaces not do that?

Oerdin
22-06-2005, 12:24:17
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Is it a gas furnace?

Yeah, the inspector tells me that there was a flash back which fried the electronics so now it doesn't work. I only use the heater a few nights per year so I guess it isn't to big a deal but I skind of want to make sure everything in my house works correctly. I guess I will just master the moment.:gasmaske:

Oerdin
22-06-2005, 12:27:37
Originally posted by The Norks
careful- you dont want to get blowed up!

why do americans have furnaces and not boilers any way? that must be a massive pain in the arse

When you say boiler are you talking about the old steam heating units? Around here only houses built pre-1920's have those while the rest have either a natural gas powered furnace or an electric heating unit.

I guess that natural gas was just more common in the US so people standardized on that.

Funko
22-06-2005, 12:28:50
Boilers can be electric or gas, they are what we call the thing that heats water for hot (dog) water taps and central heating

mr.G
22-06-2005, 12:37:01
boilers normally heat say about 250L water at once, If you used all of it it takes a time to have hot water again.

a 'combined' gas furnace normally for central heating and hot water

Funko
22-06-2005, 12:38:24
If it's the kind of boiler that heats water on demand, we still call it a boiler.

mr.G
22-06-2005, 12:49:37
dat is dus fout.

Cruddy
22-06-2005, 12:51:54
Originally posted by Oerdin
I guess that natural gas was just more common in the US so people standardized on that.

Common here too - North Sea provided a lot more natural gas than oil from the 70s.

Lurker the Second
22-06-2005, 13:23:16
I think what you call boilers we call furnaces.

MDA
22-06-2005, 13:25:32
Originally posted by Funko
Boilers can be electric or gas, they are what we call the thing that heats water for hot (dog) water taps and central heating

Most people here are more familiar with Forced AiR heaTing - until you get into the northern states where a heat pump can't do a proper job in wintertime.

I like baseboard/hot water heat. Forced air heat gives me lizard skin. :(

zmama
22-06-2005, 13:29:44
Ok...in the US ...it just depends on the region and the construction.

All kinds of "heating units" are used. Hot water (boilers), forced air furnaces, heat pumps, combo units like the arkeeteckt said...and I'm sure even more

Forced air is the cheapest to install and to combo with airconditioning so there is a lot of that

MDA
22-06-2005, 13:36:43
I have a strong dislike of heat pumps, but they sort of make sense in areas with mild winters and summers. They don't seem to heat or cool very well. Probably cheaper.

Funko
22-06-2005, 13:41:23
Makes sense then.

I'd never seen forced air until I moved into a house that had it.

It's very weird. I liked the principle but it was a bit shit in practice, didn't heat the place up very well. We mostly don't have/need airconditioning.

I know what a heat pump is in physics terms... is it the same? Like a fridge/airconditioner but you are using the hot end not the cold end?

zmama
22-06-2005, 13:42:00
yep

Diss
23-06-2005, 01:41:35
Originally posted by Funko
Everyone wants hot water?

Or do your furnaces not do that?

mine doesn't. most americans have separate hot water heaters.

in fact, in newer homes, many people probably have heat pumps (combination a/c and heat). It's more efficient.

most homes do not have boilers. it's just not that efficient for smaller structures. Most buildings/hotels do have boilers.

Cruddy
23-06-2005, 04:12:44
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
I think what you call boilers we call furnaces.

In a totally different way, what we call boilers you call "women of a certain age".

Trout is another term that springs to mind.