If you’re a company contracted to manage a bunch of old houses such as these you’re obviously going to want to squeeze every dollar you can out of it. After all, you’re dealing with a bunch of old drunks, addicts, derelicts and other fallout from the mainstream human experience. So one of the things you’ll do from the start is pretend all those complaints of failings in the buildings you contracted to maintain get ignored as long as possible.
During this cold spell I’m told there have been a rash of complaints of old sissie veterans who thought their central heating units ought to be working better. Mostly they’re lying. Just want something to complain about. I know because last year when my heater didn’t heat the place the manager explained it to me.
So I went out and bought a radiator heater and a bottle-top propane heater and barely even attempt to use the central heat. I try to keep the thermostat at 61 degrees.
Sorry but the radiator just can’t keep up with Zero degrees F outdoors. But anticipating the response to my maintenance request I applied the use of a tool I picked up on sale a while back. It’s magic! Somehow this little pistolie can read the surface temperature of all manner of objects from a distance, along with the ambient temperature.
In other words you can point it into your heat outlet vents and find out the temperature of the air coming out of there as it emerges!
No room for arguments, evasions or excuses.
I’ve loaned this to the other guys in the building and they’ve all become believers. And my own maintenance request is getting some respect in the proper quarters.
Heck, I’d loan it to some of the folks in the other buildings, too, but someone would trade it for a bottle of whiskey or some skag.
Thanks for the visit.
https://youtu.be/CfbClAFWXDk…………………………seems appropriate I guess 😉
Works for me. Old Jules
You’re a resourceful Old Jules. Someone has to lead the way, but I wouldn’t loan that gizmo out.
No, that gizmo’s going to stay right close to my hand so0’s I can reach it in time of need. Gracias, Old Jules
Sure hope you can stay warm. We had freezing rain and sleet here. Not a nice day.
Warmed up a bit here yesterday and it only got down to freezing last night. My plugin is taking care of it. Gracias, Old Jules
Resourceful, you are. I’m going to see if I can find one of those readers.
I picked up mine either on Ebay or at Amazon at a price too minuscule not to jump at. Just saying. Old Jules