Second Hand Central Heating

[Photo of central heating for sale ad]I’VE SEEN SOME STRANGE THINGS SOLD IN NEWSAGENTS’ WINDOWS, BUT THIS STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS.

It is an advert, produced on a computer and printed out.  It is stuck on the inside of the shop window with blutack.  It reads:

FOR SALE

CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM

ONLY USED ONE MONTH

Combi BOILER +7 RADIATORS

Make: HEAT-LINE s30 (100 Btu +)

3 X DOUBLE RAD -95cm

1 X DOUBLE RAD -141com

1 x DOUBLE RAD -81cm

1 X SINGLE RAD -71cm

1 X SINGLE -42cm

ANY FIRST OFFER ACCEPTED

GUIDE PRICE ANY??

PHONE MR ANSARI

Maybe it’s me being “picky”, but if it has been run for a month, then it will be “installed” and filled with water and possibly antifreeze as well.  What about radiator valves — are they included? Thermostatic? Lockshield?  Are the radiators fitted with brackets?  What about the flue? Is there a pump? Other valves? Fill tube?  Other pipes? Will it have to be drained and uninstalled — gas disconnected, and so forth?  I could go on, but I won’t.

Suffice it to say that a central heating system is designed to each and every particular home.  Each radiator is sized for an output of heat for each particular room, and possibly to fit under a certain size of window or in a certain length of free wall.

The bottom line is that you cannot sell a central heating system, you can sell the components, and to do that, you simply uninstall everything, drain them off and sell them individually. Things are getting worse — whatever next?  Some person selling their electrical wiring?

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