Modern boiler, stone-age brain

I awoke this morning to realize that the heat was offline and the temperature on the main floor was about 55 ° F. Oy, I thought, and checked the boiler and the circuits. All the breakers seemed to be fine but the voltage converter (the Viessmann high efficiency unit that is the core of our system runs on 230V AC) wasn’t lit up. Fortunately there was enough hot water in the tank for a few showers. We called the HVAC guys.

Three hours later there was egg on our face and a new factoid in our brains: the supposedly dead cut-out switch at the top of the basement stairs that used to power off the oil furnace but was supposed to be inactive is still alive and now cuts power to the Viessmann. Someone inadvertently did just that last night. Nurr two masters degrees in this house nurr. We’ll have a little conversation with the electrician about that. But the house is warm now.

Not too much otherwise going on with the house right now. We have baseboard molding to replace, one more phone jack to install and wire, two more new plaster walls to paint, a basement to redo… but we’re a little hung over with home improvement projects right now and are enjoying the respite.