If you can contribute any amount to our 'furnace moving fund' it would be greatly appreciated.
Our staff discovered this week, after all the rain we have been getting, that the sump pump which keeps the furnace in the basement of the Kitty Kottage dry….. stopped working.
Our plumbing/heating friend came out immediately but it was too late. The water had gotten far enough up on the base the furnace sits on and went beyond it. The circuit board and motor need to be replaced. A decision was made to remove the furnace from the basement and put it on the first floor of the 2-story Kitty Kottage, which will solve the problem of water damaging it. We will still have to pump water out in the spring, but if a sump pump fails, it will not cause damage to the furnace. There is a water pressure tank that supplies water to several buildings also in the basement and that will be raised high enough it will be safe from future water problems.
Moving the furnace to the first floor will also require it to be enclosed by a screen ‘cage’ to prevent the cats from getting near the furnace and causing any (water-loll) damage to it.
We need to raise as many $$$$ as fast as we can, so we can get this project completed before we need the furnace for our air conditioning.
Please share. No amount is too small. you can donate $$$ to our paypal addy which is: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 67, Nashua, IA 50658. It is appreciated.