all right, a friend of a friend buys this 100 year old house. it was a forclosure, and was winterized and he called me today to fire up the plumbing system and the boiler. i start doing the routine check list on the boiler and proceed to fill and bleed the sysyem. as im filling the water pressure on the tri-dicator is going no where. its a big house w/ base board and cast radiators but it should have started pressurizing. so i throw a gauge on one of the boiler drains to see if the tri-dicator is bad, still no pressure. so now im thinking leak so i start isolating zones to try to find the leak. i just got through the third zone and i hear someone banging on the front door and calling for me from the back. well its the neighbors saying thier basement is flooding. then they see im working on the boiler and remember these two huge houses at one time shared the boiler of the house i was in but had been seperated for 18 years but what the jackass did was cut the 1" feed lines in the neighbors house and not only didnt cap them, which they should have done in the mech room of the house i was in, he didnt bother labling the valves in the house, oh idont know maybe DONT OPEN THESE VALVES EVER!!!!!! so i capped the lines and ill be damned if that pressure didnt start to rise. it just kills me the jackassery that goes on in our world when hacks dont know enough or care enough. first time i ran into something like that. and im pretty sure the realtor may be getting a call for not disclosing that little nugget. but the homeowners next door were cool they knew i had no way of knowing and put the blame where it belonged, NOT ON ME!