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Irate edit!My family is going to freeze tonight.Stupid cheap heater!edit

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My damn heater has stopped working in the middle of a cold as heck snow storm! Our house was poorly built and has drafts going all through the house making it near impossible to keep warm. This is one of those times I wish I wasn't afraid of space heaters and. Had one.



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Well maintenance man will be here in 10 min so we will see how this turns out

The maintenance man comes out fiddles with things. It kicks mildly warm air out for one min and he leaves. I check on it in five min it blowing freezing cold air!! They said they won't come to figure out what is wrong with it again until Wednesday!! Seriously!! Hell no!! I'm so pissed and whoever answers the phone better hand me the owners number because I'm calling them. Who leaves a family with four small children in a house with no heat for five days!!! And then however long it takes to order parts after that. If they stick to their guns on nothing until Wednesday I'm calling a lawyer to see what our rights are. Then I'm getting them black listed if they don't own up and fix this. Every repair takes weeks to months with these people.
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by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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LCWAmommy
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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If a space heater is banned per your lease then they need to have someone come fix your heater now. They can't expect you to go with out heat. I'm pretty sure that is illegal to rent a home with out a working heater. Your heater going out in cold weather is an emergency not only for your family but also for the houses plumbing. Call your landlord and tell them to bring you a water of get your current one fixed!

Quoting CM_Junkie:

I'm pretty sure any space heater is banned per our lease but I'm about to tell them to go to hell!




Quoting Fields456:

Before we had our whole hvac system replaced to even get our house halfway warm it would CPS like $800 a month ( ya not payin that). We bought several of the tower oscillating heaters. No coils show and they all have an auto cut off if the get too hot or tip over. They were around $90 each I think and if u close the door your room gets toasty.

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Fields456
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Ours are like this. But taller and i think one is this brand not sure sorry can make it clicky

http://m.lowes.com/product?langId=-1&storeId=10702&catalogId=10051&productId=3262243&store=1052&view=detail
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redneckmama4
by Loree on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Lol

Quoting kissesxoxo8882:

 do you have a fireplace that works if so use it


 

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sugareemommee
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM
What kind of heat do you have?
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2girlsYES
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Yup this is what we have!!!
Works wonders!



Quoting Anonymous:

Bundle up! Get a portable radiator, I can't use the heating in my home so that's all we have.


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tddncw2010
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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By law they have to come fix it tonight or pay for you to stay somewhere else
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wyattsmom2009
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I can understand that. We have a oil filled heater that doesn't work the best when it gets really cold out. But when you add that with a kerosone heater, it gets nice and warm

hollyandjason
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM
What lcwa said!!

It's way to cold to be without heat


Quoting LCWAmommy:

If a space heater is banned per your lease then they need to have someone come fix your heater now. They can't expect you to go with out heat. I'm pretty sure that is illegal to rent a home with out a working heater. Your heater going out in cold weather is an emergency not only for your family but also for the houses plumbing. Call your landlord and tell them to bring you a water of get your current one fixed!



Quoting CM_Junkie:

I'm pretty sure any space heater is banned per our lease but I'm about to tell them to go to hell!






Quoting Fields456:

Before we had our whole hvac system replaced to even get our house halfway warm it would CPS like $800 a month ( ya not payin that). We bought several of the tower oscillating heaters. No coils show and they all have an auto cut off if the get too hot or tip over. They were around $90 each I think and if u close the door your room gets toasty.

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mommaoftwo
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

our furnace's fan died, we need to figure out how to fix it.

But luckily we have a wood stove and a pellet stove hooked up to our forced hot air. So while the fan isn't working to move the heat, it is still "warm"

I would call your landlord asap and demand they fix it, let you have a space heater ( and deduct the cost from your rent potentially) or pay for you to stay elsewhere tonight.

cmabbott
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Call them now!!! I'm sorry Momma. If you can get an oil radiator space heater and everyone sleep in the room it's in. They really need to get that taken care of ASAP!

Quoting Fields456:

If they don't get the heater fixed then they are responsible for providing u an alternative. I would call them tomorrow and tell them to either fix it of u will be getting some.




Quoting CM_Junkie:

I'm pretty sure any space heater is banned per our lease but I'm about to tell them to go to hell!






Quoting Fields456:

Before we had our whole hvac system replaced to even get our house halfway warm it would CPS like $800 a month ( ya not payin that). We bought several of the tower oscillating heaters. No coils show and they all have an auto cut off if the get too hot or tip over. They were around $90 each I think and if u close the door your room gets toasty.


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