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    Capped pipes ID please

    Ok great thanks both - will get the professionals in.
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    Capped pipes ID please

    Afternoon, Can anyone ID these 2 pipes please. Not in use - gas or water? I want to get rid of them, without flooding or blowing up the house. Thanks in advance!
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    Prep for tiling hearth - log burner

    Thanks - didn't know that, bought the tiles now and it's not a rectangular space, but definitely would consider another time.
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    Prep for tiling hearth - log burner

    Morning, I'm building a hearth for a log burner. Plan is to use bricks to build it up from the concrete subfloor. I need to level before tiling. Can I shutter it and pour a thin (say 5mm) layer of self levelling screed to give me a flat surface to tile from? My concern is heating might cause...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Kitchen isn't really damp - just one corner. Near an overflowing drain that was soaking the outside wall. Now unblocked as of today. Damp is mostly in living room in older part of house. Pretty certain no DPC in the older part of the house. DPC present in the dry new part. Will get pics. Where...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Kitchen isn't really damp - just one corner. Near an overflowing drain that was soaking the outside wall. Now unblocked as of today. Damp is mostly in living room in older part of house. Pretty certain no DPC in the older part of the house. DPC present in the dry new part. Will get pics. Where...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    yes, parquet on solid concrete. Bitumen bonded, now loose as the bitumen has degraded. Going - some rot and woodworm in the edges. Most of it seems OK, will store it for now and decide.
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Sorry I confused water meter with damp meter. Yes there is a water meter - I misunderstood. So check if the water meter is moving even with all the water off right? Stopcock is inside. Will see what the water meter is doing and get back to you. Will read tonight and again tomorrow pm and see...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    I've ordered a resistance based one yes - I really hope it's not that since that's my budget gone on digging up concrete. The damp is quite widespread, not localised in one place. Neighbours house is a mirror image, turns out they have damp in exactly the equivalent walls, to the same extent...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Fair points. I didn't know the photos can be in the post. I just wanted to say what I was going to do so as not to waste people's time with answers like 'have you checked the gutters' I don't know what needs to be done - I think I did suggest I may be talking *******s :) 1 chimney breast, there...
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Pics are in this album, thanks in advance! https://www.diynot.com/diy/media/albums/a-damp-house.26913/
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Fair point, didn't know I could do that. Will do, cheers.
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    I have read them. They are not the same. If you can find one with the same exact circumstances as mine, please could you share the link. Thanks!
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    Damp stone wall / concrete infilled floor

    Hi all, I've just purchased a c1850's stone built cottage, with 1980's brick extension. There is extensive damp in the older stone part (low on walls, to 1ft up). No visible DPC. Although there are issues with guttering, high ground levels, stack etc. that I will fix, strangely the external...
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