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the buzzing is probably from a weak relay, virtually no chance it has anything to do with a gas leak
and the smell of burning plastic?
You can't judge the gas pressure by whether the other appliances work or not
would cold weather affect the gas supply to my house? Seems odd that I had trouble with the hot water heater and furnace almost simultaneoulsy
depends on where you live
the furnace runs OK, just makes that buzzing sound, occasionally
some old cities have marginal gas pressure at the street when demand is high the supply pressure can drop to unacceptable levels
the hot water heater going through those cycles is what made me wonder if there was something going on with my gas supply
oh that makes sense. I'm sure the demand is high being it's -10 without windchill here the last couple days.
If it matters, my line is at the end. I'm on a dead end road. we live about 300 feet off the road too
could be a low pressure problem, distance from the street shouldn't matter
I was worried because I've never seen the hot water heater go through that cycle before like that. I've lived in this same house for 11 years. Water heater is only a year and a half old.
Maybe I'll call the gas company to see if they have had any other complaints. It sounds like it is just coincidence that I had these two appliance issues within 2 days of eachother then, huh?
could be inadequate gas pressure
if you are on a newer high pressure gas main your regulator could have froze
would a relay be something easy for me to replace?
if the regulator froze, the hot water heater wouldn't have worked this morning I'm assuming?
maybe, but a Lennox Pulse is a strange animal, I'd leave it to a pro
another maybe, the regulator could be malfunctioning in the low outdoor temps
it is outside if you have one
is the regulator my responsibility or the gas companies to check
gas companies responsibility
I should have someone come out to look at my furnace. It's been a few years since it has been checked, but I only use it when I'm gone during the winter because of our wood stove being our main heating source
could probably use a good cleaning too I suppose.
Sounds like a good idea
do you have any more questions?
Does a tech generally qualified to check my furnace have the ability to check on my hot water heater too if that continues to cycle off on me?
Possibly, you should ask when you call for service.
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