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About Gentoo

Gentoo maker of the InfuGo is a light compression vest designed to safely manage infusion equipment on the patient's body, improving their quality of life. The InfuGo is a light compression vest designed to safely manage infusion equipment on the patient's body. The lightweight vest holds the pump and medication in cases to protect from impacts and water damage. The IV tube is also kept close to the body so it is not exposed to be damaged or hung up on objects. Pumps are protected to avoid costly repairs and the medication is protected from spills. Patients undergoing infusion treatments benefit from greater mobility and improved quality of life.

Gentoo Headquarter Location

1 Marina Park Dr.

Boston, Massachusetts, 02210,

United States

857-244-0611

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Washington heating campaigners vow to carry on their fight

Oct 5, 2021

Washington heating campaigners vow to carry on their fight Latest letter lands housing group Gentoo in hot water with angry home owners in Oxclose, Albany and Fatfield Homeowners are boiling mad at being asked to replace heating pipes they say they don't own Sign up for free to get the latest North East news and updates delivered straight to your inbox Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Washington families caught up in a row over heating have vowed to keep on fighting, despite a partial climbdown from housing company Gentoo Group. Homeowners in the Oxclose, Fatfield and Albany area of the town are still blazing mad at being asked to pay to replace heating pipes which they are adamant they don't even own and have been Gentoo's responsibility for decades. The row has come about as Gentoo Group makes plans to remove the aging Washington District Heating System, which supplies heating and hot water to over 1,051 homes from central boiler houses, and provide each home with its own boiler. After their story appeared on ChronicleLive , the homeowners told of their surprise on receiving a letter from Gentoo the next day apologising for the 'confusion' and offering more generous payment terms than the £3000 one-off payment originally asked for. The letter stated: "Following a review of this situation, and subject to individual circumstances, we are willing to accept a £300 deposit as a commitment for this work to be carried out." However, the offer from Gentoo has been given the cold shoulder by the Gentoo Communal Heating Charges Group, who claim that the housing group is ignoring the restrictive covenants that have been in place for decades. And they say they will fight on and refuse to foot the bill for pipework that, according to the deeds of their homes, is the responsibility of Gentoo to maintain in good working order until the district heating system is closed. Steve Donkin, spekesperson of the group, which was set up to fight the charges, said: "Everyone who bought their houses from either Gentoo or before that, Sunderland City Council, have restrictive covenants in their deeds which prevent us from doing anything at all to the district heating system, which runs through all of our homes. "We are not allowed to move radiators or replace any part of the system, and all repairs have to been carried out by Switch2, which is the service agent appointed by Gentoo. Any repairs on the system at all are paid for by Gentoo. We pay for this service though the heating tariff we pay to Gentoo" Gentoo Group's website states that, among other things, Switch2 are responsible for providing repairs to hot water tanks and association pipework to tank room and cupboard, radiators and pipework and heating controls linked to district heating. There is confusion about who owns the radiators in the families' homes (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) However, the factsheet that accompanied the letter from Gentoo states: "The domestic pipework and radiators to each property are the responsibility of the owners, not Gentoo. We apologise if this has previously not been made clear." Steve said: "If Gentoo intend to amend the restrictive covenants in our deeds, we believe they will have to follow due legal process to amend each homeowners's deeds. "We feel we are being bullied into replacing pipework and radiators. Gentoo state that the pipework into our homes is fit for purpose and does not need to be replaced, but if that is the case, why are they replacing it in the houses that are owned by Gentoo Group? "And why will they not give a warranty on our new boilers unless the pipework is replaced at the same time? "The letter states "Both pipes and radiators must be replaced to enable a warranty period to be offered on the full system." "If Gentoo are so confident that the pipework in my home is suitable for the gas boiler they intend to fit they should be able to back the whole system up with a warranty. The truth is it is over 50 years old and has never been inspected or properly maintained by Gentoo in spite of me as a homeowner paying them for maintenance." Diane Carney, Executive Director of Property at Gentoo Group, said: There are provisions in the private owners’ title deeds relating to the use of the district heating system. The deeds state that private owners must not interfere with the equipment in place to operate the system. "This restriction is in place on the understanding that Gentoo Group’s appointed contractor will ensure the system remains operational through regular repairs and maintenance. These terms only apply while the system is operational. “At the request of private owners, Gentoo issued a letter to them clarifying the cost of replacing the pipework and radiators on the 20 September 2021. This letter confirmed the cost of replacing the pipework and radiators at a cost to the private owners of an average of £3,000. “We apologise for any confusion, and for clarity, the replacement of the pipework and radiators is not required and owners will still receive a new boiler at Gentoo’s cost. “After feedback from private owners, we are now willing to accept a £300 deposit as a commitment for the work to be carried out. A payment schedule will be agreed with private owners on an individual basis to recognise their personal circumstances.” The homeowners have vowed to fight on, but are anxious for legal guidance on their situation. Steve said: "This is complicated and we would really welcome any legal help anyone might be able to offer the group."

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