Beast of a Soviet Heater: Took a walk yesterday, met a guy who said look, take it and I took it…

Weighs around 50 kilos (110 pounds for you Americans) and after sending Svetochka a few pictures to verify what I knew already. I decided to get this 1982 Soviet Union made heater home and see if it is as good as I suspected….now I understand how bad life had become for me….I was carrying this heater that weighs almost as much as I have lost in kilos. Being fat is a bad thing people and don’t kid yourself that being fat is all hunky-dory….better listen you “body positive fatsos”….it is the perfect ticket to diabetes, heart issues, arthritis issues and a dozen more fat related issues…

I know all about it…

I guess it is made in 1981 and sold as a 1982 model? It is in great shape except where someone who was not very knowledgeable tried to rewire it. It has varnish coated wires within the insulating jacket of the plugin cord. They wired a new cord spliced to the old varnished wires and did not clean the varnish off and as I grew up with lots of devices with varnished wires (Insulating mainly against moisture usage/issues!), I was taught how to splice non-varnished wires to varnished wires…

I imagine that someone tried to repair the device and found that something as simple as what I described above, made it look as if it really was a bad device?

Varnish is not a bad insulator against electricity…

I checked it over good and fired it up after fixing what needed to be fixed and after it warmed up the 3 to 4 cm thick steel plate, it was an heating animal. It is rated at 220 volts and a 1000 watts. But it puts out heat like three modern electric heaters running at the same time. Then with so much mass, it took almost two hours to cool down. I see how this will be a very important addition when -30 C. (-22 F) hits in a winter night…

Very glad to have been in the right place at the right time…


Father Pavel called and asked if the electric company had replaced the rotted pole….nope and he said he was personally meeting with the man in charge and having a discussion with him about said electric pole…

Father Pavel is a good man and he is one who tries and does his best to do what he says he will do. This is becoming an uncommon trait in our societies nowadays…


-3 C this morning and it looks like either today and or no later than tomorrow the fish guys will have the lake empty and done. Then the owner of the lakes and fish farm told Father Pavel that he will be bringing out a ten meter culvert pipe to our home. Just had to get done with the fish first….they are giving the pipe to us free. All we have to do is donate to the monastery¬†the so much needed cold hard cash, so that it can pay some wages to all the people helping to work on it. That sounds like a fair deal to me and Sveta has already sent a donation to Father Pavel…


So, I believe that I may just take a walk and see what is happening around the village this morning. You never know….I might just find a super duper Soviet heater?

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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