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Re: No heat or hot water...this problem

Posted by richard on January 21, 2000 at 01:17:17:

In Reply to: No heat or hot water posted by Kara on January 18, 2000 at 20:58:35:

OK old building look at your boiler, does it look very very old...50 years + is it wrapped in a blanket that looks white?....probably asbestos..

Are there any other oil tanks? Then chances are you are paying for the other apartments...

Call the Oil company they will come out and check your furnace for hot water, and will give you a copy of the oil deliveries in the past 2 years...they have to... its common sense

If the oil bill is correct then you have a very inefficent oil burner....the old ones were 25to 30% efficient, the ones in the 70's were 50 to 60% and the ones today are 90% +
which means if you spent $300 on fuel in the old boiler the newer one would use $200 and the newsest bioler would use $100 in fuel!

......so its time to find out the rest of the story..... do it today!

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: It's me again! Albany, NY, Late 1800's apartment, 5 in building, no written lease.
: Got my 280 gallon oil tank TOTALLY filled on 12/28/00 (cost $170), Well turns
: out it is now totally empty as of 1/18/00. We have been very careful about keeping
: the heat at 55-60 during the day when we are at work & 60-65 at night. When we moved
: in we were told that all the other apartments were running off gas heat, but not
: from the LL himself. Does anyone think that our oil is being used in others
: apartments? THis just seems ridiculous-as oil is "said" to be a more affordable
: form of heating. What are the opinions on this matter? The other thing is that we
: have no HOT water at all! Just cold water coming through the hot water pipes!
: We CAN NOT live in this apartment in these conditions!! Any suggestions are welcome!


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