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Bathroom Mayhem

The plumbers are back to deal with the fallout from the leak in the main bathroom. It would appear that the leak has probably been going on for years – there was a veritable swimming pool of water sitting underneath the floorboards, and I’ve had to have a dehumidifier working 24/7 for several weeks to dry it out.

I’m going to need new joists, new floorboards, a new bath, replacement pipework to upgrade the leaky galvanised steel pipes, and a replastered ceiling. That’s before they then do the more cosmetic stuff of re-tiling and putting down new flooring. They’ve made a start today, but it’s going to take all next week to finish it.

Today’s problem is how to remove and replace the old steel pipework. That involves working in a very confined space in the loft, and they can’t use an angle grinder as that would set light to the Victorian sawdust loft insulation! So they are having to use a hacksaw and there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It does not appear to be going well……

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  1. pauld | 3 September 2019 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    hope its fixed price contract