it was warm enough but our boiler still isnt working!
A quick recap of the chilling tale will show why were almost shivering with rage.
It all began last Thursday when the central heating gas boiler went pop. The engineers
from the local central heating company came on Friday thought theyd fixed it but
didnt. Then came the bad news the boiler was beyond repair.
As a special the local central heating company managed to get us a new Baxi Barcelona condensing boiler on
Friday for fitting on Saturday.
But all didnt go according to plan once fitted it didnt work
the boiler was faulty.
Of course now the boiler was all plumbed in it wasnt just a 'whip it out and pop
in a new one' job.
The owner of the central heating company himself came on Monday checked it all over and confirmed that the boiler
was at fault. So Baxi were called to send an engineer.
They couldnt send anyone until Wednesday.
Remember we still had no heating or hot water the pioneer spirit was beginning
to wear a bit thin.
The Baxi man came on Wednesday. He rumaged about and poked about, tested and
"Ah hah! Theyve fitted the live wotsit the wrong way round. Its a
common problem. Ill soon have it fixed."
[ASIDE if its a common problem why did no one spot it?]
And so he fixed it. And the boiler started. And we got heat and we got hot water.
For an hour. And then it stopped. And so we're just chilling out again.
Now Im not going to point the finger of blame at any one. Mainly because I
dont know which way to point it.
But I do despair. A gas central heating boiler is not rocket science.
I can video link across the world with a £500 PC and Im not a computer
scientist. Cant someone fit us a central heating boiler that works?
Is it the manufacture of the boiler that is at fault, is it the training that is
lacking or is it just attention to detail?
I wonder how much of this countrys economic activity is spent on correcting
mistakes that should never have been made in the first place?
Do we all take as much care about our work as we should? The odd typo here, a missing
bolt there, an undercooked chicken on Fridays.
We have National No Smoking Day, we have National No Car Day, what about a National No