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Basement

Donnie the plumber partially drains the boiler in order to find out where other possible leaks may be. Later on, when they were found, he closed off their water supply (two subsidiary lines). Most of the house is now able to be heated. The thermostat was left at 65° F. which should keep the pipes from freezing.

2nd floor small bedroom


Donnie removes the heating unit that caused the big leak.

    Choices:
  1. It may be able to be replaced: this type of heating system is not readily available now, probably due to problems we have encountered.
  2. It can be replaced by a recessed wall radiator approx. $700 plus labour $100/hour. If desired, a contractor could build an enclosure and cover.

1st floor small bedroom


A small leak was discovered. Upon inspection, the heating system was found to be rusted through with numerous holes.
    Choices:
  1. It may be able to be replaced: this type of heating system is not readily available now, probably due to problems we have encountered.
  2. It can be replaced by a recessed wall radiator approx. $700 plus labour $100/hour. If desired, a contractor could build an enclosure and cover.

1st floor Living Room

A small leak was discovered in the living room.
Upon inspection, a broken copper pipe was found to be the cause. The plumber said that thin piping is used because it transfers heat quickly, but it also breaks easily with sudden changes of temperature.
    Choices:
  1. This system can be removed, and not replaced, leaving the working radiators as sole sources of heat.
  2. It can be replaced at $10/foot for the heating system; $25/foot for heating system + new metal enclosure plus labour $100/hour.
  3. It can be replaced by a recessed wall radiator






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