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    Leak in utility room

    I'll get my son to do it when he gets back, he is better at that than me.
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    Leak in utility room

    Hi, We bought a bungalow, a year ago from an elderly neighbour, they had just fitted an air source heat pump system and had the old boiler removed in the utility room and the ASHP cistern put in its place. Last week week we noticed a whooshing sound coming from the utility room and noticed a...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Stripped the entire shower room as the previous workman sent in cracked too many tiles. 3 part Tanking done. Waterproof adhesive done. Epoxy grout done. Extra water proof sealant done. Moisture tested by tenants and myself after a weeks worth of usage at grout at 10% and less moisture on the...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    I think in future I'll provide military style latreens outside for the tenants. :-) Cheers will do.
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    The sealant was old. The mould looking stuff was tile edge and tile dirt caught in the new grout mixed with wet PVA stain in there too. There was miminal mould in only one place. No tray going to be fitted but thanks for suggesting it. Thanks for looking at a bit of the thread though.
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Well, Well, Well. I finally got to the house to size things up. I found 8 cracked tiles, grout routed lines in the grout and on the tiles. Dremel tool swirls over a further 7 tiles and the edges of nearly all of the lower tiles wore back and/or chipped which is why the brown areas in the photos...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Thank you for your comments, it had crossed my mind, but they are all as bad as one and other and sometimes it's better the devil you know. The first contractor went over there and allegedly after he re grouted the shower area. These pictures are from the tenant as the contractor did not bother...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Thank you. I was getting a little down about all this.
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    The extractor fan (as long as it's not switched off) can easily extract all of the excess moisture in the room. The house is only 14 years old, so everything is to that spec. Cheap though. Most of which has fallen apart and or been replaced with newer higher rated items or products. It's...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Thank you so much. Will do.
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Cheers for your advice. None of that sounds great but if it's required then that's what will have to be done. There are also many youtube videos where people have suggested marine ply was no problem to use as well including for shower areas. But I got this from other forums members that Marine...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Now we are getting into territory which is out of my knowledge base. There is a silver thingy which looks like a soda stream pressure tube attached to the pipework before the boiler pipework. I assumed it was a softener of some kind, the boiler company fitted it (Worcester Bosch), it apparently...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    We have live there on an off for 10 years only 4 years renting out over that time. This is the first time I've ever had issues with the shower area, though this is not the first time I have used marine ply in a shower area with no issues of grout eroding, falling out, cracking or staining. I...
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    Cheers for that. We do have a water softener hardwired to the pipework before the boiler which is checked or replaced every year by the boiler install company which should counteract this issue but it's worth a mention to the Agency I think. Thank you.
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    Tiling comedy of errors. Help needed.

    So does anyone have an opinion such as Doggits excellent suggestion, as a remedy for the re-grouting, except for EddieM's suggestion to rip the whole ensuite apart and start again? I think the shower area needs to have time to dry out, the area also needs to be tested for moisture until the...
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