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I Wouldn't Have Bought It [Oct. 21st, 2013|10:32 am]
Tony Grist
The thermostat for the boiler is in the kitchen which means that when you put the cooker on it heats the kitchen up a treat and all the radiators in the rest of the house go cold. I had the kitchen doors open yesterday afternoon- with the rain bucketing down outside- in the hope that the boiler would fire up and warm my mother in the living room.

No-one ever really thought this house through. It's a 19th century farm cottage with bits tacked on haphazardly. I thought of adding, "that's its charm" but it isn't a charming house- (it's not pretty or quaint- there are no bare beams or fireplaces you could stable a pony in)-  just an inconvenient one.  There was a guy sniffing around the other day- we got a phone call, then a letter- saying how he'd like to be informed if we ever put it on the market- and I found myself telling him how he really wouldn't want to live here.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2013-10-21 10:11 am (UTC)
My mother once lived in a house in which two rooms had been knocked through, leaving a fireplace between them, with a splendid open fire. The thermostat for the central heating was on the chimney breast. The builders who had installed this were allegedly professionals.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-21 02:51 pm (UTC)
One can only stand and marvel...
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From: artkouros
2013-10-21 12:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe you can set up a fan to circulate air through the kitchen. Or you could move the thermostat - they're pretty simple.
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[User Picture]From: resonant
2013-10-21 12:23 pm (UTC)
In the short term, tape an icepack to the thermostat.
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From: artkouros
2013-10-21 12:36 pm (UTC)
Or just turn it up when you cook.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-21 02:54 pm (UTC)
I like that.

I'm all for home-made solutions.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-21 02:53 pm (UTC)
There's an extractor fan over the cooker.

Moving the thermostat seems like the simplest solution.
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