..the house almost burnt down. im sitting in the living room watching TV at about 9pm when i smell something burning, my dad comes in and says the same thing. it was strong, we start looking around and my dad goes in the basement and the furnace kicks on and a big fire ball comes rolling out of the top. my sister hits the thermostat to shut the furnace off and my dad shuts the gas line off. luckly we have been working on replaceing the furnace for a month or so (moving it to a different spot in the basement for more room) so we start to finish that and call a few guys to see if they can help. well one of the guys starts tearing into the furnace and it was an electrical fire. luckly we cought it very soon and it jsut burnt the coating off and melted some plastic. this furnace is 35+ years old and about a 60% eficient. the new furnace is a 93% efficient and alot smaller. we got alot done in 6 hours, just need to finish running the pletinum and hook it up to the exsisting pipe, run the electrical and the gas line. im just glad it didn't wait a few hours and catch fire while we were sleeping.