Monday, 19 December 2011

Boiler Breakdown

"All things, earth, trees, wooden posts, bricks, stones become buddhas once this refuge is taken."


On Saturday morning I was woken up by the Baxi Solo 2 central heating boiler which is in the kitchen on the other side of the wall near where I sleep. It was making a howling screaming noise.
We are at the moment in a Level 3 Cold weather alert (temperatures 2 C or lower for 48 hours or more).
Later on that morning I noticed the boiler had not ignited even though it was on, and just making a low humming noise and the temperature was really dropping.
I phoned the landlord's heating and hot water contractor, Robert Heath, and the receptionist told me someone would be out later that day.
So I settled down with a hot drink, woolly hat and and extra warm clothes to wait for the engineer.
A young man arrived who looked like he should still be at school. Straight away after I had explained the problem he diagnosed a faulty fan. Off to his van he went to get a replacement and quickly repaired the boiler, it is now working very well and purring rather than screaming.
So thanks to heating engineer, thanks to Robert Heath and landlord, and thanks to dear old Baxi Solo 2 central heating boiler for warmth during the freezing winter.

"All things, earth, trees, wooden posts, bricks, stones become buddhas once this refuge is taken."
Partly about gratitude, also noticing the interconnectedness of all things.

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