We moved into our house on Friday There are a few problems with it. Most of the issues should have been fixed before we moved in. Unfortunatly I only got verbal assurances and trusted the estate agent. It appears that my trust was misplaced. so if you’re ever buying a house and the place has a leaky boiler etc… make sure to put it in the contract. Don’t trust verbal assurances.
I found the cause of the leak in the boiler and rang the boiler repair man. He told me that he was not instructed to fix the leak by the seller. So he’s ordering the new part for me today and it will cost me more money. The other problem with the boiler was that the central heating wasn’t firing. Considering I know nothing about gas but a little about electricals I decided to investigate te electrics side to see if the problem was there.
A quick phone call to my dad and we’d narrowed the problem down to a faulty thermostat. The wiring between the thermostat and the boiler appears to be foobared. So I shorted the thermostat near the boiler, although not before giving myself a quick bang of 240V of juice.
So the house is now warm. I’ve now got to remodel the bathroom, install a washing machine and fridge. I’ve also got to tile the kitchen and fix up the (very small) back garden. Then we’ve got to paint the walls and varnish the floorboards. Looks like I may not make it home for Christmas.