My pals and I went scavenging in the crumbling old industrial district the other day. This is something we do once or twice a month, or whenever the mood strikes us. The city used to be a giant in manufacturing, but the bottom fell out in the 80s and the place has been a ghost town more or less ever since. Hundreds of old buildings, warehouses, and factories just sitting there, empty shells, relics from a time before I was born. The place has mostly been picked clean over the years, but with so many buildings you never know what’s left. This is how we got the awesome new water heater for our house, and it took a fair amount of wrangling! In the basement of an old apartment building was a furnace about as big as a school bus. It was made of solid metal, and we were sure it could still provide heating if someone had to skill to tune it up. We did not have that skill, nor the means to move a furnace of such massive size. Nearby to it we found it’s sister, a water heater built on an industrial scale. It was three times the size of a normal water heater, and we could just barely fit it into the back of our panel van. We managed to get it home and wrestle it down into the basement, where we used to to replace our wimpy old water heater. It is actually too powerful for us, the water heater actually makes the water too hot to bathe in.