Removing the outdated boiler wasn’t simple
When I purchased our lake house there was a boiler system in the basement, the boiler was giant, outdated and didn’t work! I saw the oil furnace it once was! At a single point, the boiler must have heated the whole lake house completely, but when I moved in, it was totally useless. I stupidly thought getting rid of the boiler would be simple too. I abruptly realized removing it from the lake house would require a professional. The basement door was too narrow. The windows were small and going back up through the lake house wasn’t possible. I figured somebody would want the boiler and take it out in pieces though. I called a Heating and A/C business to see if they wanted the equipment, sure, the boiler was outdated and old, but I figured there were at least parts in the system they could use again. It also would be a free gas furnace system for them. The Heating and A/C business took a single look at it and laughed, but he said boilers are such heavy duty heating systems they can last from 50-73 years, mine was on the older end of the spectrum, no alike models were made and no gas furnace updatement parts were made. The oil furnace was an antique and junk. I then tried to see if a metal scrapper would take it. The guy wanted the metal but refused to put in the work to unconnect it. I ended up having to demolish the gas furnace in our basement with heavy duty tools. I had to take the tiniest pieces because it was so heavy. It legitimately was a horrible project.