Most important things first, the heating had to be checked and turned on.
We connected a gas bottle and tried our luck with the heater… it produced a small flame every once in a while but wasn’t able to sustain it.
Off to the hardware store for some break cleaner!! (or anything that squirts pressurised alcohol/air) Take out the valves and squirt some cleaner through it…. and lo and behold, it shot the valve clean.
Screw it all back together , spark it up and warm your toesies by the fire 🙂 It gives a horrible shriek when the pipes first heat up, sounds like i’m killing someone. It stops though after a few seconds.
Home sweet home.