The basement — before

1 Dec

This is the “snowman” a very charming old furnace that was originally designed to use coal to heat the house. It was probably installed in the 1930s, and was converted to oil at some point in the 1950’s.

It worked splendidly (if inefficiently from an oil usage perspective) until last winter when a crack must have happened, because I had to keep filling up the water tank every day. Luckily, I got through the whole 2007/2008 heating season with it. 

70-odd years is nothing to sniff at. I was so sad to see it go. It was a cool piece of history, but apparently “code” required it to be demolished. Sniff…

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