Thought I'd cheer you up with some of our misery. Winter is here. Spent half day changing clothes. Out climbing on the roof to prepare for fire inspector, in with wet snowy clothes to show him the boiler, out again, in to change, to town, back home, in to change, out for gasifier maintenace, in to change...
Sigh...rules and regulations.
A few years back we were suddely allowed to do our own chimney sweeping if completing a course. You have to be certified...sigh. But to still be able to charge you some money they invented inspection for fire hazards. Well, at least I don't have to have the chimney sweeper running here every other mounth, only once every three years now.
Inspection went well. A camera was dropped down the chimney (2 min), a quick glance at the boiler (10 sec). Charge 100$...sigh.
I never told I have a fireplace in the livingroom and a kitchen stove. However he discovered my Rabbit. We discussed gasification for 20 min He was thrilled.
I made a short video of today's winter driving into town. Still driving almost every day. So far so good. We'll see what happens when it gets even colder.
Did some maintenace when I got home, incl a wash down of the hayfilter. Picture below. Shows condensation freezing towards the barrel walls.
Dark caught me when lighting the intake. When rappidly opening the plates I could see glowing in there. Good to know. No ruff running though. I hope it burned clean.