The Heat is ON!


I’d love to have this truck for a camper!

Hello and welcome to the blog.  I was trying to come up with a catchy title and this song lyric from the movie “Beverly Hills Cop” came to mind.  🙂   “The heat is on!”  (as is the central air conditioning, too)


Time for a new smokestack!

Today the homebase got a new furnace.  The old one was original equipment from 1995.  The previous model had a badly rusted heat exchanger.  The plenum dropped and the furnace, in addition to posing a carbon monoxide risk, was also quite inefficient with some of the heat slipping out and through the smokestack.


Being a geek, I had to take a picture of the “A-coil” that sits in the bottom of the furnace.  Freon passes through it, is cooled, and air blows down vertically.  The chilly air then goes through the floor ducts to cool the trailer.

Many years ago I replaced a furnace but never did one with central air.  It was nice to let the expert handle it this time!


The new furnace is in place and looks awesome.  When I first ran it the trailer quickly became toasty.  The new furnace is rated to put out more heat than the previous model.  The central air is working again and it got a fresh charge this morning.  The cats and I ready for winter!  Speaking of the furballs, they are still outside in the van – a much better place for them so their curiousty didn’t land them in the furnace ducts!

It’s been a great day so far and is going to get better.  In a couple hours I have to go visit the dietician and this time it’s all good news.  The sugars are down more than 2/3, I’ve been exercising, and the weight is down 10 lbs.  Life is great!  It’s going to be nice not to hear any lectures!  On the top right corner of the blog will be posted the latest progress.

That’s it for now.  The new job starts on Monday and I’m excited to be making some good money again!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.  Safe and happy travels!

Brad, Jesse James, and Jennifer
Jones County, Iowa

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