Flood

by David Allen February. 08, 2018 635 views

Monday morning was cold and snow threatened. Ahah the central heating was not working. The pressure had dropped so I corrected that and we had heat until opening the door to the utility room we found the spreading tide. A copper pipe was leaking under pressure. The pipe has been repaired by our excellent heating engineer, the offending stone that had been rubbing against the pipe has been chipped away. The slow process of drying out continues. The wall is damp perhaps from the pipe leaking slowly from behind the freezer undetected for some time . Fortunately the floor is tiled but it is taking some time for the grouting to dry out.

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David Allen 1 year, 8 months ago

It has been a series of heating problems. After that leak was fixed we found that the boiler itself is leaking and we are going to have to replace it. Fortunately it still works and as long as the pressure is kept low the water is contained in the case. Then the oil line froze up and our excellent engineer has had to replace the filter on the oil tank.

Having to go out in the freezing morning with kettles of hot water to thaw out the filter was not enjoyable. Still this morning we awoke to snow, severe frost, and the heating was working!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

OmG, I'm with you!
We had a alsmost similar accident last week. Our kitchen was flooded with water by our gas heating system - a valve was defect. I'm still sorting out, what I have to buy new, replace and have to list for the insurance company.

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Helen Hooker 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh dear, sorry to hear about your soggy woes!

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David Allen Replied to Helen Hooker 1 year, 9 months ago

All repaired and the floor drying. Then yesterday I find a puddle in front of the boiler. It has some slow leaks! Our excellent engineer comes out and we decide to nurse the old boiler for a few weeks whilst we organise its replacement.

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