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When we had no boiler what did we do?

September 7, 2020 5:41 pm

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It’s very easy to take for granted the boiler and the radiators that you have in the home. What did we do before we had such modern amenities? How did people survive. Even now boilers can go wrong and this is where we need to have a Boiler Repair Gloucester company to be there to help. Otherwise we’ll find ourselves in the same situation as our ancestors were.

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If you go back to the pre Victorian era (and even in the Victorian era for that matter) the only way that any of us could get access to water was via a well or a local stream. Can you imagine the laborious process that our ancestors had to go and get a drink? In some cases they may have had to walk for miles with several buckets to collect the day’s water. Just imagine if they’d split it half way back!

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Even then they had the issue of having to boil it. Whilst one was away collecting the water the other members of the family would be getting the fire going. They would then suspend the bucket over the fire. All their heating would have come from the fire so it would have been vital to keep it going.

 

We really don’t appreciate the amount of time our boiler, plumbing and radiators have saved us so that we can spend our lives not just surviving but actually living. What an amazing achievement home heating and water supply really is.

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