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sad.gif posted on 13-9-2017 at 06:13 PM
Our boiler is very poorly...updated...2nd update


Our boiler went on the blink last week. It is a calor gas tank boiler so there are only 2 chaps at the local firm who can deal with it. Usually it is an easily replaced thermo-couple so I was not bothered in waiting a week for the man to come & repair/service it. However it is not the thermocouple but the gas valve. They do not keep these in stock :( so now we have no heating or hot water & my mum is due to arrive here on Monday:eeek::eeek::eeek::eeek::eeek:
We do have a wood burning stove so the house is warm in the evenings & it does heat the water to reasonable when the fire is lit but by the next day it is not warm enough for the major house clean I am meant to be doing:heh hee::heh hee::heh hee: However as she lives in South Africa she is not going to cope with the temperature of the house in the mornings! Hey ho she will just have to spend more time with my brother:banana::banana::banana:

Boiler still not working:blue::blue::blue: Still no idea when part will arrive, let alone when they can come & fit it :blue::blue: House is cold & today is our trip south for the family party. Who knows if we will have mum with us on our trip north again on Monday as who knows if boiler will be fixed before she leaves the UK in a couple of weeks time. We may have a cold, miserable mum for the next 10 days...not sure if local Sainsburys will have enough of her favourite sherry for us all to survive:stealth::stealth::stealth:

[Edited on 16-9-2017 by L-J]


Set off south not knowing when boiler would be fixed. Brother's house so cold 'cos they leave doors/windows open all the time so felt our place without heating not colder than their home ATM. Got back at 2pm yesterday & 2 messages from boiler firm, rang them back...man on his way to fix it....good thing we got back when we did! House now lovely & warm:banana::banana:

[Edited on 19-9-2017 by L-J]




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[*] posted on 13-9-2017 at 08:59 PM


Things always go wrong at the most awkward times. Hope they manage to get the part quickly for your sake never mind visitors. Over the years I have tended not to have people to stay as my cottage is so cold and I don't have proper central heating. Sometimes thats a bit annoying as it would be lovely to invite friend's, I also have a downstairs loo, but at other times it can be quite useful:D Reminds me I need to get the sweep. I always say I will be fine staying here as long as I am a moving target and don't just sit still, I just layer up.:thumbs:

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[*] posted on 14-9-2017 at 06:25 AM


I hope your boiler gets fixed quickly. What a shame that your mum might have to spend longer with your brother. :whistle:
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[*] posted on 14-9-2017 at 07:27 AM


You arranged that well, didn't you :whistle: Really though, I hope you get it fixed quickly, as the cold seems to be building and I'm contemplating putting the heat on down here in the deep south (well, Midlands). We're going to Yorkshire for a week's holiday soon but the cottage has CH and a log burner so we'll be cosy.
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[*] posted on 14-9-2017 at 07:43 AM


are silver linings and all that. :heh hee:
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[*] posted on 14-9-2017 at 10:15 AM


My OH is a heating engineer and I am certain that all boilers/Agas/Rayburns actually have a little gremlin living inside them whose sole job is to break something expensive in the workings on Christmas Eve, the night before any really, really important event and/or when the outside temperature drops below freezing. If that little gremlin can take out the electrics to the whole house as it does so then its considered a real achievement!!

Hope you get it fixed in time...or not...:heh hee::heh hee:
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[*] posted on 14-9-2017 at 08:23 PM


Hope you get that fixed soon - and at not too great expense. Shame that your brother will have to do more mum hosting than you - and hope you get the house clean in time and enjoy her company. :hug: :hug:



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[*] posted on 15-9-2017 at 07:18 AM


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[*] posted on 15-9-2017 at 10:02 PM


Hope you get your boiler fixed. I have to have my gas meter replaced. The chimney sweep came this week and told me of his adventures in Paris as a roadie with Top Gear!
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[*] posted on 16-9-2017 at 07:04 AM


A roadie for Top Gear sounds an amazing job, why is he now a chimney sweep?



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[*] posted on 16-9-2017 at 02:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by L-J  
A roadie for Top Gear sounds an amazing job, why is he now a chimney sweep?


:umm?::umm?: wondering that too :)
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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 09:17 AM


Probably far more reliable being a chimney sweep and peaceful:heh hee:
It must be annoying not having the heating for yourselves though as it has turned unseasonally cool. I gave in and lit my fire for the first time last night after shivering the previous evening, but I refuse to put my storage heater in the lounge on until at least October. I'll just have to cuddle up to a dog or two:clap:
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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 11:59 AM


If it's not fixed might be worth upgrading to whiskey keep her sweet/pickled :heh
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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 09:45 PM


The chimney sweeping is his day job, but he's one of those people who can turn his hand to anything. He's into motor bikes and has a friend who works for Top Gear. The friend asked if he could find a bike for a show and it followed on from there.
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[*] posted on 18-9-2017 at 03:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Veronica  
The chimney sweeping is his day job, but he's one of those people who can turn his hand to anything. He's into motor bikes and has a friend who works for Top Gear. The friend asked if he could find a bike for a show and it followed on from there.


What fun for him to have Top Gear as his side job




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[*] posted on 20-9-2017 at 12:10 PM


Yess!! Welcome back to warmth!
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[*] posted on 20-9-2017 at 12:20 PM


Glad you got it fixed. :clap::clap::clap:
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[*] posted on 20-9-2017 at 12:41 PM


I am so glad you are cosy and warm again. I am hoping that the wind and rain hasn't finished off the Leeds Mulberries, which I plan to harvest this week. I have a small batch of Mulberry Gin on the go - it is as wonderful as you might imagine ... - and am hoping to get some more started.



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[*] posted on 21-9-2017 at 06:37 AM


Nice to be warm again :banana:
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[*] posted on 21-9-2017 at 09:26 PM


I'm glad you have your boiler working again. I had to have my meter moved this week and had a night with no heating or hot water.

Mulberry Gin sounds fantastic:)
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[*] posted on 21-9-2017 at 09:36 PM


Nothing to do with boilers, but the roadie bit, reminded me that at some point in his life my brother was a roadie for Status Quo:umm?:
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