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    Installing a wood burning stove

    you'll definitely need to open the space up to be bigger, not just for ease of installation but for airflow around the stove (each stove manufacturer will have different requirements.
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    Installing a wood burning stove

    Have you looked at stoves to get an idea of what size it would be as this would probably dictate things. The existing glue would melt and I'm betting the metal would probably be affected too by the heat generated from a burner. I wouldn't be surprised if you would have to remove the whole...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    OK, so 1 company popped round earlier today. They specialise in damp problems, he had a look and deduced that it down to the neighbours lean-to/the wall that it sits on. He suggested hacking the plaster off to a height 30cm above the problem, waterproofing the area and then replastering. Now...
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    A few wood burner questions...

    I've had 2 stoves fitted in my house, yes you could get away without a liner but you'd likely have to have a smoke test done to check the flues are suitable. I had liners installed on both of mine, can't remember if they were single or double skinned though. Both my stoves are around the 5kw...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Thought I would post a bit of an update. I haven't had chance to speak to my neighbour due to him being away a fair bit, however I have 1, possibly 2 companies coming out to view the wall. With the rain over the last few days the main mark has got bigger and also a bit darker obviously...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Thanks for the reply. Think I may have to have a chat with my neighbour, and also see if he's still having issues since his work was done.
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Yes, I don't like the fact there's mortar instead of proper lead flashing. The cap on top is fine as my friend checked it when repointing my side. Now, it's been a few years since I was in next doors house but off the top of my head there were no chimney breasts in any of the rooms. It also has...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    At a guess I'd say the kitchen was in the same place. There is an old chimney stack on the back of the house that goes down to the kitchen, some houses in the street have older type extensions that would be in keeping with being done 60/70 years or more ago. Only 2 open fireplaces, both of...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Hi John, Here's a couple more pics below. The downpipe next door used to get blocked by moss off the main roof. The guttering across bother our houses at the top doesn't overflow either. With regards to the pots, I've still got all 4 pots, though only 2 are still in use. I presume the house...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    I would say that when we went next door, the damp issue was bad, especially on what would have been the external wall which is covered by the lean-to. The old tenants didn't use the electrical socket which is/was located on the wall in question due to how bad it was and the worry of water...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    A few pictures from outside so you can see the state of the lean-to next door, as well as the room and chimney stack. Also took a picture of the room of said lean-to. Where the wood has perished up by the house I've attempted to fill the channel/void at the bottom where it meets the wall with...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Hi gents, thank you for your replies. Unfortunately I have wooden flooring down so unable to lift it to place plastic sheeting on the concrete slab. That wall was replastered last year as the existing plaster had blown, the previous plaster had a patch in the same area, I suspect it didn't look...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Few more pics as requested now it's light. Popped a piece of a4 by it for scale.
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Hi John, My kitchen and bathroom are in an extension on the back of the house but only comes across 2/3 of the back of my house, basically there is an outside window to left on my side. The neighbours kitchen and bathroom are the same but the other side of the house, not near this wall. When...
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    Stain marks half way up wall

    Hi John, Their floor is floorboards, mine is concrete. Other side of that window is the knackered lean to that i mention in the OP. God knows what was, if anything, inside the box thing and i believe it has now been removed. No bathrooms above, in either of our houses, as they are all...
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