Friday, November 2, 2007

Hot Hot Heat

So, my landlords finally fixed the boiler and turned the heat on last night...odd, since it wasn't actually cold. Allow me to describe the variety of noises coming from the radiator that woke me up at 6am this morning:

1. Plink. Plink. Plinkety-Plink. (Hmmm...sounds like something squeaking.)
2. Ssssssshhhhhhhhsssssss.
3. Ssss--sssss-plinkplink--sssssssss (ok, that's a bit annoying).
4. SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH-BANG-SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH-BANGBANGBANG (Fuck!)
5. BANG-SSSSRRRRHHHHRRRRSSSHHH-HISS-BANGBANGBANGBANG!



So, yeah. That's what my radiator sounds like. A boa-constrictor devouring an elephant in the middle of a thunderstorm.

1 comment:

jen said...

Hey Jes,

As someone who lived with radiators for many years, it sounds like you don't have the valve all the way open. The fab thing about rads is that you have 2 choices: all the way on, or all the way off. Otherwise you get that horrible banging sound...
give it a whirl. xo jen