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Okay. Let me have it. New Hubber.

  1. Cre8tor profile image96
    Cre8torposted 5 years ago

    I am not only new to HubPages, but to online writing in general. I've always loved to write...about anything. I love to share anything from useful knowledge to a heartfelt thought. Now I'm learning about SEO's, backlinks, AdSenses and of course legalities.

    The point I'm scratching at is that I'm serious about becoming a better writer/Hubber. Helping me will not be a waste of time on someone who'll be gone tomorrow. I will pay forward any help that is given me once I feel I have something to offer fellow Hubbers. Until then...

    I feel this is a very useful Hub and would like to create a sort of model for myself from it. I will point out that my photo has a date stamp and that a video would compliment the Hub quite well. From there, I would like any constructive criticism you may have to offer.

    http://cre8tor.hubpages.com/hub/Save-Mo … wn-Furnace

    Thanks in advance.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! I recommend that you break your long paragraphs into two or three shorter paragraphs. This will make the hub much easier for people to read and digest.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good thought and will do. Thank you for the input.

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Your hub looks good to me! Welcome to Hubpages smile
    Interesting terminology. I'm not from the US. I didn't know a boiler is called a furnace in the US.
    God knows why we called it a boiler, but we do (it doesn't actually boil anything, it just heats up the water for the central heating)! I'm from the UK.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. We have boilers too. This could work for some boilers. There are so many systems these days. I appreciate your feedback.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Cre8tor, are you familiar with old hot water heat boilers?  I didn't see anything in your profile about it...

        We're having trouble with an older (1920?) boiler but can't find anyone to fix it or even give advice.

        1. Cre8tor profile image96
          Cre8torposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Boilers are not my strong suit. They're not real popular for residential heating in this part of the US because we use cental air conditioning too. They do not work together. Boilers are used commercially here but I am more residential. That said, if you'd like to send an email with more about what it's doing, I could try to point you in the right direction but there's a good chance I'd refer you to a boiler pro in the end.

  4. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Make the first text capsule longer.  The objective here is to get an ad flushed to the right of it; prime real estate for ads. Your first capsule is too short for it and has been moved 'way down below the picture.

    I'm not sure at all, but HP may object to the date stamp on the photo as a watermark.  They've gotten pretty strict lately about that so if they complain or unpublish the hub be aware that could be a reason.

    Is it possible to get a closeup pic of the sensor mounted in place in the furnace?  That could help a reader.

    Your title needs work.  Searchers for "furnace repair" will find an ocean of articles, while searchers for DIY repair will find a bigger ocean about everything under the sun.  The title needs to reflect that you are discussing flame sensor troubleshooting, repair or cleaning; there are a good number of searchers for "flame sensor" but little competition.  Learn to use the google keyword tool.

    Have you written a summary?  Does it explain that the hub is about flame sensor cleaning?  The blurb I see from a google search says you have experience in furnaces and that people pay for furnace repair.

    Finally, I think you should emphasize turning off the furnace, and maybe even the gas.  You really don't want someone following (part) of your advice and getting severely burned when the furnace comes while they are inside it.  Or grabbing the wrong wire and getting 120 volts.  Or some idiot trying to find the flame sensor in his electric furnace and finding 240 volts instead (or more - not sure what one would find in a European or Australian unit).

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your advice. Much has been implemented with some still to go. As for the title, I feel the same but am not sure that anyone would know it is the flame sensor until they read this.

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks to you that helped me with this. The hub seems to be doing consistently better. I have a few more things I'll be adding but think from there, it should withstand some time and make a decent model to reference. Kind Regards,