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Colder inside. This is what happens when an unattended and vacant buidling doesn't get oil to the boiler. This is from Wednesday afternoon:

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Here's the result seen on Saturday while picking up the radon test. The boiler was fired up on Wed. night without the forthought to think of the results, like the thawed water and pipes leaking all over the f----n' place.

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That happened to customers of mine with a house in the great white north. They went away for the holidays, the boiler pilot light went out, pipes froze and broke, it got a little warmer and some water leaked onto the floors, it got a little colder and they came home to find a skating rink of the first floor. I don't remember the rest of the story but I believe the remediation company melted and simultaneously sucked up the water.

Around here we have regular events where someone is walking down the street and notices a flood coming out from under someone's front door.

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The vacant, 200 year old farmhouse on Friday ran out of oil probably sometime last week. No pipes burst, but 6 radiators blew out and the boiler's auto feed made sure that water continually poured out of them.

Moisture condensed on about every surface and it was raining indoors. Lotsa black plaster on the exterior walls.

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Colder inside. This is what happens when an unattended and vacant buidling doesn't get oil to the boiler. This is from Wednesday afternoon:

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Here's the result seen on Saturday while picking up the radon test. The boiler was fired up on Wed. night without the forthought to think of the results, like the thawed water and pipes leaking all over the f----n' place.

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Yea. I've been there.

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I have a generator so I have the basics. My furnace, well, and some lights. We turn the generator off at night and our house is at about 50 degrees by the morning.

My friend does not have one so I take my generator to his house every day for a couple of hours so he can get some heat and water for a little while.

They are saying we should have our power back on sometime today.

All the stores have waiting lists for generators.

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I have a generator so I have the basics. My furnace, well, and some lights. We turn the generator off at night and our house is at about 50 degrees by the morning.

My friend does not have one so I take my generator to his house every day for a couple of hours so he can get some heat and water for a little while.

They are saying we should have our power back on sometime today.

All the stores have waiting lists for generators.

We ran the necessities for a three family with an inverter hooked up to a car. Power was out 5 days. Worked great to power some lights, refrigerators and the boiler. Just needed a 30 minute idle every three or four hours to keep the house warm. One boiler, three zones.

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