We won’t freeze our butt !

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Our oil-fired boiler decided to give up the ghost after 24 years of good and faithful service. It has been a long time since it hiccupped and stopped, and it took always more and more time to start it again.
old boiler
Claire and Momo thus decided to abbreviate its sufferings before winter : a cold shower in summer is funny, but less in winter… We don’t know if there is a Rainbow Bridge for boilers, but it deserved well to go there.

The week was rather hectic, because it was necessary to disassemble the old boiler, to empty and to remove the fuel oil tank, to install the new gas boiler, the new water heater, and new pipes. All the doors allowing to reach the basement were carefully closed ; we had to stay either in the garden, or inside, throughout the day : scandalous !
We had to stay either in the garden, or inside, throughout the day : scandalous !
The works lasted one day furthermore than planned, because “somebody” forgot to ask Claire in which place she wanted to place the water heater. Everything was linked, ended, ready to work. Claire needed less than one second to do the stinky eye and to express what she was really thinking. And the next day, the water heater was moved at the right place…

And voilà !
new boiler

30 thoughts on “We won’t freeze our butt !

  1. Mickey's Musings

    Bet things would have been in the right place at the start if you two were able to snoopervise 😉
    At least you will be nice and warm this winter 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. mariodacat

    Oh boy! Good thing you got a new one because we heard it’s going to be a wetter than normal winter around here. Don’t know what it means for your area, but we’d hate to see you freeze in the winter.

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  3. easy rider

    I agree… no one wants to have iceicles on it’s butt in winter…. wish your new machine all the best and always full speed ahead! my dad sadly made the mistake to switch to infrared heaters after our boiler went to the pink cadillac ranch…. the electricity bills make us sweat more than the heaters :o)

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  4. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie & zorro….we iz glad fern niz dee sided ta call it quitz bee for ole man winter showed up…..fern niz quitted on uz in de winter N who….talk a bout iced salmon !!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  5. Mark's Mews

    That new heater looks SO techy-awesome! TBT is looking at a heat pump water heater and an instant water heater for the kitchen sink. It drives him nuts running water for 3 minutes to get the hot type up there. He says clean water is too precious to waste like that.

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  6. Kitties Blue

    Pixie, you do look quite upset by all the commotion and denied access to the basement. Happy it didn’t take any longer than it did to get the work done, and now you’ll be nice and toasty when winter arrives. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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