That’s all it was, just a silly little ground wire for the igniter thing. It had frayed down to just a thread, but with a new connection, Ta-Da! Heater is working and the salon is up to 56 degrees already this morning. (It was 52 when I turned the heater on a little while ago)
Thank you for all the concern out there ~ I appreciate that all of you are suffering along with me (though perhaps not on quite the same scale…) through these trials and tribulations! I’m feeling so perky about the whole heater thing that I think I’ll tackle a small tear in the settee. I’ll post pictures if I’m successful and I’ll pretend I never wrote this post if I’m not. Deal? OK.