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£60 down the loo:((((

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~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 10 Jan 2013 17:26

....just had the plumber in (friend fortunately)....we had a leak during the week after christmas, which only showed up because we had at least 9 people using the loo. Carpet got very wet outside loo door:(
Anyways he's just mended a loose grip thingie, but the wood is sodden and may well have to be replaced. We're leaving it to dry for a couple of weeks see what happens, if not its a rotten job and will take all day:(( and alot more than £60....:(((( just goes to show if we had'nt had visitors the situation could have been alot worse!!!!

jude :-) :-|


RolloTheRed Report 10 Jan 2013 19:11

Plumbing is not so very difficult and the tools required do not cost a lot. Neither do the parts. 90% of the typical repairs can easily be done without forking out large sums to plumbers. It always helps of course if you know where the stop cock is.

OTOH if you have fancy pressure showers, jacuzzi, complex kitchen taps then a plumber skilled with the installation of such items is advised.

HINT: There is a device now available called a "Sure stop", about £ 45. Once installed water can be turned off at the press of a button. Essential for elderly and disabled people.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 10 Jan 2013 20:17

Thanks RolloThe Red:)

jude :-)


McB Report 10 Jan 2013 21:47

Just let the wood dry out, it won't go rotten,

Qualification to answer this.

I'm a joiner, i know wood.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Jan 2013 22:44

Wood is wonderful :-D

Rollo, the only problem I find, is if a man did the plumbing before me - they seem to think everything has to be sooooooo tight!!
Me? Just over finger tight is enough - if the water ain't leaking - that's tight enough for me :-D

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 11 Jan 2013 04:14

Jude, can you claim on your house insurance if there is further work to do? Hope not tho, good thing you had the visitors to show up the problem.



RolloTheRed Report 11 Jan 2013 09:12

Although many plumbers are loath to admit it a huge change is going on with plumbing. The change is a shift away from copper to plastics. Far less likely to leak, quiet, push fit, much lower maintenance costs ( which is why buy to let and housing associations are leading the charge ) ...

On account of the shift to plastics for hot water plumbing the previous custom of electrical earthing to copper pipe is no longer legal because it is not possible to be sure of a continuous metal path to the earthing rod.

I myself would not use wood anywhere in a wet area such as a bathroom or kitchen where a leak could make the wood wet.