posted by [identity profile] bluewolf458.livejournal.com at 03:51pm on 17/08/2010
The bedroom photo brings back memories... when I moved here, heating was a big solid fuel stove - actually, I think would burn anything, but I stuck with anthracite. However, it was past its best, seriously needed serviced but I didn't know where to get anyone to service it, so I decided to put in gas - bottled gas because there isn't any mains gas here. Big mistake; a couple of years later l replaced the gas with electricity (though nothing is as warm as that stove was... though I'm glad I don't have to heave anthracite in from the outside bunker on cold, wet, snowy or frosty days!)

Anyway, when the gas was put in, there was a major problem with the lining because of a fallen stone blocking a goodly part of the chimney, and they had to knock a hole through the bedroom wall...

After everything was finished, I discovered a leak at the chimney in the attic. The heat of the fire had presumably kept it dry (there had been a bad fire in that chimney several years before I moved in). Two attempts to find and seal wherever it was leaking failed, and ended up (with my neighbours' agreement) getting the chinmey stack taken down and the hole tiled over.

But getting the gas in and the hole in the wall fixed didn't take more than a couple of days.

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