I got up a bit earlier this morning to clear the utility room so that our new boiler could be installed. The engineers from Drips Plumbing & Heating spent the whole day removing the old boiler and installing the new one. They did a fantastic job and due to lockdown rules etc., we just left them to it and stayed out of their way when they had to bleed the radiators etc.
Turning the gas off was a challenge
Don’t ask me why, but I didn’t anticipate that they would need to turn the gas off and the lever was out of reach behind a load of unsorted stuff in the garage. If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that my garage is chock-a-block with stuff as that was always going to be phase 2 after the 2020 challenge of decluttering. Not a job for the winter though!
The engineer said that it was fine and that one of them would climb over the stuff to get to the meter, but when they looked at what they had to step on they were a bit worried about breaking a leg 😊. Knowing what was under there, it was much easier for me to do it, so I clambered over the mounds of stuff and asked them to show me how to turn the gas off.
Once done, I decided to stay in the garage for a while and carve a path for them to get back over there and turn it back on.
So, I felt like I’d made progress in the garage today because I was able to get rid of a few empty boxes that were lurking about and I’ve made it easier to get to our meters. I probably should have done that a long time ago.
We have heating again!
As soon as the radiators started warming up this afternoon, we all forgot what it was like to be cold. Thankfully we only had to put up with it for a few days and we’re very grateful to have got our new boiler fitted so quickly.
The post I wrote the other on 11 ways to keep warm when you have no central heating has really helped over the last few days, particularly yesterday when I was cleaning and vacuuming with five layers of clothing on. I was able to remove three layers by the end of it 😀.
Until next time…