I think, next time, I'll have somebody else do all this picking out and the hassle of shoping for something like this. At about 8PM tonight, we had hot water. yeah.. Thats the good part.
the bad part, we think the power transformer that powers the thermomerter got burned last Saturday. Now all we have to do is find a transformer to replace a 50 year old part. yippy skippy.
But, now I know how to manually turn on the furnance if and when it gets bitterly cold. ( it should be fixed maybe by tomorrow.)
oh well. I got to see of my friends work together, and that was worth it.
Its great to have such willing and able friends to help out.