View Full Version : another advantage to mead making

11-14-2009, 03:34 PM
My furnace stopped working the other day. I realized that while on my way out of the house to take my wife to a doctor's appointment. And I spent the couple of hours I was sitting around waiting for her worrying about how much this was going to cost me.

So we got back, called a repairman, and I worried some more while I waited for him to arrive. After he got there and went down into the basement, he looked at the five carboys lined up aging there and asked, "What are you making?"

"Mead," I said and we were well on our way to becoming friends. Turned out his father made wine and he'd fooled around a little with making beer. We talked about mead for awhile, I gave him a bottle to take home, and he gave me a great price on the repair work.

And I have heat again!

11-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Heh heh heh...I like it.

Fisher kel Tath
11-14-2009, 04:10 PM
and they say the barter system is dead >.>

11-30-2009, 09:11 PM
My furnace stopped working the other day. ...
And I have heat again!

After having some outages without forced air furnace we decided on having some back up heating options.

We have 3 of these vent free back up gas heaters.


Made 2 manifolds with ball valves that can be added to my forced air gas supply and to the gas line of the water tank. These heaters require no electric. I used some these heaters last fall when a bird got into my forced air furnace and destroyed the turbo fan.

The repair man took 3 days to get here and fix it. Was a good pre-winter test of the back up heat system since it was only in the 30's...it could have been single digits or lower.

Also have 3 space heaters that run on propane.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/p...t_6970_211577_211577 (http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_211577_211577)

They run for days on a 20 pound cylinder.

And have 4 mini electric heaters

Just wished I had some wood fired back up heat. But the houses nowadays are not set up for peak fossil fuel issues and are pretty much run by NG in my local.