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24/11/2020

What to do when waiting (for a plumber)

 Hello from a warm and crafty settee - I am working downstairs today where our beloved woodburner has sprung a leak (yes our fire has become incontinent.....oxymoron right?) 

Well there is a simple explanation - our woodburner has a water tank at the back which heats the radiators and our water and it has inexplicably developed the teeniest weeniest hole in the tank on the inside of the fire.... So while we are trying to keep the fire going, the fire is putting..itself..out ...sigh...

We have managed to get ourselves a replacement woodburner (had to be the same or similar to fit the existing pipes and flue arrangement) however where we have a problem is ... no plumber. We have been on the search for one for the last three weeks. Admittedly they do have to be able to not only plumb in the pipes but also deal with the regulations surrounding woodburning stoves and fires and believe me - there are very few plumbers who fit that criteria.....


Any hoo - where this is leading, I am sitting downstairs as I knit, keeping an eye on the woodburner as we wait upon yet another (nonexistent at the moment) plumber to get back to us. *

So, I have made myself a hot chocolate and fancied a chat with you dear ones. Carol from Life Pottering asked about the ins and outs of the Scavenger Photo Hunt, I thought I would do a gentle reminder.

A list of five words plus the regular 'My own Choice' is posted up usually at the beginning of each month. 

A word inspires a photograph and the photograph inspires the words. 

Try to think outside the box if possible and your photos can be current ones taken this month as a response to the list or can be used from your archives. All you have to do is post your prompted pictures with a bit of a waffle about each image on the last Friday of the month and I do a link-up-party post where you can add your link.

Simple, friendly, fun - we can then visit, read and comment on the posts. A gentle way of supporting each other during these rather strange times - so if you are wanting to join in - please do so, the list of prompt words and the show and share date are always situated at the top right corner of my blog. It would be lovely if you could join in :)

This month's show and share date is 27th November - looking forward to seeing your photos xxx

*Three weeks of searching, speaking (or not speaking) to over 14 plumbers/plumbing companies we are still without a plumber ...... *yay* (not)

Further update - we have finally discovered that we are not able to have the new fire inserted without additional prohibitive costs (new pipes, new boiler, new this and new that) so we shall have to rethink our plans .... hmmm. 

14 comments:

  1. Hi there ... thank you for the info on the photo scavenger hunt. I’m building up the courage to give it a go this month πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. No need to build up courage, we're all the same, we share our stories and pictures and we've made and become friends ❤you'd be very welcome x

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  2. I'm SO sorry about your wood-burner. What a disruption. I hope you manage to get it sorted soon. It was good to get the explanation of the Scavenger Hunt. :-)

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    1. This woodburner is character building.... if I can wrestle a fire that is trying to drown itself so I can keep the house warm, then I can do just about anything ha ha ha

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  3. Commiserations on the boiler..I had that problem with an ancient oil fired Rayburn a long time ago

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    1. Oh dear, they are hard work when they don't work properly!

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  4. These things always happen at the worst possible time, don't they? I hope you manage to sort something out, although it all sounds as though it will be an expense you could do without.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. These things do, don't they! Never mind, it will be sorted, plumber pending that is!πŸ™„

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  5. Oh! dear!! that is a bother!! bad timing too with Winter on its way in!! Sounds complicated and expensive....hope it gets sorted soon. Are you going to introduce your new knitted friend??? keep well Amanda x

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    1. Bother indeed! Knitted Polar bear story being revealed in a post in the not too distant future ha ha😁

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  6. "No", not now that your weather is cooling, but do understand that some plumbers don't work with woodburners as we had to ring quite a few when we had ours fitted & we don't even have a water tank attached. Good luck!! Ah, what is the top lot of knitting & I see the bear is in his final stages. See you Friday. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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  7. Just like Victor Meldrew I don't believe it. It just sounds like 'they' are trying to make it a bigger and more complicated job than it needs to be.... Positive vibes on their way to you. xx

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  8. So sorry to hear latest update on your fire. I do hope you can at least get the leak plugged so you can stop the 'night shifts' to keep an eye on the leak. Ted the bear is looking interesting now he has his stuffing. πŸ’“ xxx

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