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What a mare, got damp in the front bedroom (got an electrical tester kit after patches appeared on the wallpaper) but its upstairs and fine downstairs. My only experience of damp was at me mam n dads back kitchen and it was explained to me then a problem with damp rising off the floor, so god knows.

 

One massive problem is we had some storm damage to our house, and the front bay leaked, with the guy who did it had to come out as it was leaking again only it wasn't his fault, the work he did on the roof was fine, just the part above the roof had come away, so he drilled in to the brick and fitted a lead flap across. Now he did it for free, but problem is, the damp is coming above this work, i really hope its a coincidence.

 

 

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We rent our flat, so the long term doesn't really figure for us but we had damp last winter.  If you're mainly interested in the short term, just scrub the walls with hot water and it should come straight off.  And get a decent de-humidifier (about £60, our landlord bought our's) and if you put that on nearly every day then it won't be an issue.

 

But long term, I've got no answers - I'm guessing you want something more substantial done.

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We rent our flat, so the long term doesn't really figure for us but we had damp last winter.  If you're mainly interested in the short term, just scrub the walls with hot water and it should come straight off.  And get a decent de-humidifier (about £60, our landlord bought our's) and if you put that on nearly every day then it won't be an issue.

 

But long term, I've got no answers - I'm guessing you want something more substantial done.

 

de-humidifier sounds good, you think its anything to do with condensation? Just been speaking with wor lass and she seems to think there's quite a bit lately.

 

 

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We rent our flat, so the long term doesn't really figure for us but we had damp last winter.  If you're mainly interested in the short term, just scrub the walls with hot water and it should come straight off.  And get a decent de-humidifier (about £60, our landlord bought our's) and if you put that on nearly every day then it won't be an issue.

 

But long term, I've got no answers - I'm guessing you want something more substantial done.

 

de-humidifier sounds good, you think its anything to do with condensation? Just been speaking with wor lass and she seems to think there's quite a bit lately.

 

 

 

I'm not sure mate, I haven't got a great deal of common sense.  When you put the de-humidifier on though, the amount of water it collects is unreal and it's clear that there's too much moisture in the air and that's what's causing the damage.  Litres and litres of it every day.  As I say we've had no problems since we started using it and my mam and dad have got one for their bathroom which serves them well.

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You were lucky to get away with 'storm damage' as for the purposes of Insurance, we havent had a storm here in years. Plus what you describe sounds just like wear and tear.  However if you have water coming in its gotta be dealt with. I don't know why he drilled a hole in the lead? its just adding another hole!

 

Is it a downstairs bay window?  Do you let your window cleaner stand on it?  If so he should have public liability insurance. (no sorry cant keep a straight face with that one)  Im sure the builder told you it was storm damage?

 

Anyhoo, Toons, like all workers, you should request to see work he has done and go see it.  Thers no such thing as a 'specialist' in the sense that the authorisations' are ten a penny. Anyone can get them. Go and have a look; if the people are satisfied then fine. They'll sharp tell you if the guy's a crook. And dont be taken in by the "Masterbuilder" Logo or equivalent.  Garbage.  We investigated a lady who had a dodgy roof installed, turned out this 'masterbuilder' had been a Chef two weeks before the roofing work in a hotel in Leeds! Caveat Emptor!

 

Interpolic: make sure that the reservoir of the dehumid. is watertight during use and empty it at the same time every day. If it isn't you have a good chance to be reabsorbing all the water in the bottle and you end up thinking its damp! All that happens is the water gets recycled; over and over.

 

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Interpolic: make sure that the reservoir of the dehumid. is watertight during use and empty it at the same time every day. If it isn't you have a good chance to be reabsorbing all the water in the bottle and you end up thinking its damp! All that happens is the water gets recycled; over and over.

 

 

Cheers.  I knew that.  I hope.  Nah I did.  Ish.

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And now the dial on the shower has just snapped off in my lasses hand.  :lol:

 

Fuk off, honestly just fuk off man.

 

Guess my computer table is just going to have to wait.

 

Start a thread.

 

 

And now the dial on the shower has just snapped off in my lasses hand.  :lol:

 

Fuk off, honestly just fuk off man.

 

Guess my computer table is just going to have to wait.

 

Yeah it is.  Ish.  Only joking, aye it is.

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TT - JUST GET OUT OF THERE QUICK! :frantic:

 

Only been here 3 months or so needed a new sofa, fire out, shower wired, new microwave oven, toaster, george forman, it just go on and on. Got a list mate.  :laugh: of what needs doing and in order of importance to us. Currently 26 things on the list.  :doh:

 

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TT - JUST GET OUT OF THERE QUICK! :frantic:

 

Only been here 3 months or so needed a new sofa, fire out, shower wired, new microwave oven, toaster, george forman, it just go on and on. Got a list mate.  :laugh: of what needs doing and in order of importance to us. Currently 26 things on the list.  :doh:

 

 

The house may well be cursed. :kasper:

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The fireplace still needs blocking up, just its going to cost £50-70 while we can put the settee in front of the hole and you can't see it for free.  :blush:

 

The G.F was my idea tbf, I like my meat (insert Yorkie joke) and its much more healthy on one of these than normal methods of cooking, would be lost without it.

 

Going to deffo get a dehummy to try and keep the cost down, the room has always been cold and the front of the house always takes a battering from the weather, might try and get someone in to look at the pointing on the front of the house, its pretty degraded and could be down to that.

 

Get the shower rewired then the bloody handle breaks off in our hands is just typical of the jobs that keep cropping up. Suppose the house is only temp while im at uni, then its getting sold and im moving back to Whitley Bay to find a real house with epic problems.  :doh:

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If you have ingress through the walls its most defo the pointing. If you get the chance make sure the roof isn't leaking itself into the spacing between the inner and outer leafs of the brickwork.

 

Try hiring a Dehumidifier for a weekend; just to make sure it is helpful.

 

I have often fancied one of the geet fuck off Foreman grills that look like a barbecue but I'id want to know if the food tasted the same?

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:lol:

 

Just

 

:lol:

 

Boilers just gone.

 

Honestly I'd understand if you think i'm making all this up, it's just beyond fuking words why this is all happening at once.

 

E119 code flashing at me...its a baxi, going to have to hunt out the manual.

 

 

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