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  1. B

    Portable Heater, working, but smelling really bad!

    I bought an electric Homebase 2kW 2000W Convector Heater s/h which works great, but ever since I've had it, it absolutely stinks! fusty, smell, (not so much burning) but an awful smell which can give you a headache after a few minutes, thus defeating the object of having a heater on to keep...
  2. H

    1930s doors smell like death

    Hi all I bought some doors from eBay and paid £200 to have them dipped and stripped and neutralised. They smelt pretty bad but I assumed that this was the paint and when stripped would all be fine. 6 months later they still smell like someone crawled inside and died. I had them in a storage...
  3. C

    Damp plaster?

    Hi, I had a new bathroom fitted 5 months ago, following a leak that went through the floor into the ceiling below. It was a total refurb, new flooring, new tiles etc. I have some tile, some fresh plaster, this has not been painted yet, as I can't decide on a colour. Every time I run the bath...
  4. H

    Stinky loft ...

    not sure if I'm posting in the right place here ... Our loft is starting to smell like a sewer. I think this is the culprit. There are stains on the flooring and on the insulation. Also in winter this year, a lot of condensation was forming on the roof membrane and constantly dripping to the...
  5. P

    Fuse panel hot unit, smell in corridor below?

    Title says it all, really. There is a small grey plastic unit under the fuse box, as per attached photos. It is very warm and there is some blackening behind it on the wood panel it's fitted upon.What might this unit be and what should I do about it? I've no idea how long it's been like this...
  6. andyr123

    What does an Air Breaker box do on a Dishwasher?

    Hello all. Can you tell me what is a Air Breaker Box on a Dishwasher and what does it do please? Just bought a used Kenwood Dishwasher KDW60s16 couple of days ago . Seems to be working fine - only thing is , annoying if anything, there is a groan noise at around 45mins left of a 90min cycle...
  7. Geordie47x

    Sewer gas

    Ok guys first post here and I need some help. We moved in to our 1965 5 bed hone about 6 weeks ago. It had been empty for about a year prior to our move. the downstairs toilet/cloakroom (built with the house) has quite a nasty smell about it. We have checked all the p-pipes and looked for leaks...
  8. C

    Fumes in house and excessive damp

    Good evening. I hope this is the right place for some advice. I’ve been having issues with damp and air quality in the house. So much so when the boiler was running (before it got turned off by Cadent) the bedroom above the boiler smelt really bad and the air was putrid like stale air. It caused...
  9. L

    Smelly drains - advice please

    Hi all, Looking for advice regarding an intermittent sewer/drain smell in our kitchen that we can't get rid of please! We have a 12 year old townhouse and over the last few weeks have had an intermittent smell in the kitchen coming from the sink and the part open top back of the kitchen lower...
  10. D

    Cabin smell - Birch Plywood interior

    Hi there, I've a mystery smell that i'm hoping the forum can help me locate/understand. I'll provide a load of background to help (forgive the no. of words!) I moved into a house last August(19) which has a brilliant EcoSpace studio in the garden. The studio was put up in 2012, but hadn't been...
  11. P

    Mystery Sewer Gas Smell after Extension

    Hi, new poster hoping someone might be able to help me with an issue that has me at the end of my tether! For almost a year we have been experiencing intermittent sewer gas smell in our house. 2 years ago we had a rear extension done, including a downstairs WC, which involved re-routing some of...
  12. A

    Smell coming from en-suite...

    Hi, any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've noticed a soil/waste smell coming from the en-suite for a few months. Most of the time it's quite faint but on occasions it can be quite noticeable. I think I've narrowed it down to an open stack pipe which vents directly into the loft above the...
  13. S

    Best solution when you have a musty and wet crawl space?

    Hello all! First time poster: I have a semi-detached house in a high water table area and I noticed that under the suspended wooden ground floor there was some standing water. I carried out some investigation and it appears that more water flows into the crawl space (approx 4ft high) in when...
  14. C

    Indesit washer dryer smelly

    Hi! I was wondering if someone knows what to do with an indesit washer dryer that is driving me nuts. The machine is in a small cupboard, and every time I open the cupboard door, my bedroom is inundated with a very strong "soapy" smell. It smells like soap scum. I've already ran about 7 cycles...
  15. J

    Soil pipe smell

    Hi all, We live in the middle floor of a three story block of flats. In our bathroom behind the toilet we have a panel where the soil pipe runs and all our waste pipes run to. We have always had a musty smell that we could smell every now and then in the bathroom but wasn’t ever that bad...
  16. DR1001

    Random referred banging & odd smell mystery

    Folks, I have two unrelated (i think) mysteries that are driving me mad and I’m looking for your help. 1) At night, in the winter, when we flush the toilet, empty the sink or bath in the bathroom, which is right next to our bedroom, there are bad pipe knocking sounds that appear to...
  17. T

    Musty smell behind dishwasher

    hello we have a musty smell behind dish washer when its raining. its a 70s semi (ex council ) stone walls no insulation . new kitchen put in by past owner a few years ago what is the best course of action? we did bring a damp guy a we had a wet wall in the hallway and he diagnosed condensation...
  18. W

    Damp smell after leak

    Hope this is the right section of this vast forum. So in my storage cupboard, there has been a leak from a pipe that runs through it. A plumber has replaced the pipe so I am pretty sure the leak is gone. However, this wasn't done immediately so the leak has gone into the wall (the wall is...
  19. G

    soil pipe smell (internal)

    Hi all, I seem to have a problem with the smell of sewage in my house and I believe it's from the soil pipe that runs internal into the house. The downstairs toilet is connected to this and the en suite is directly above it connecting to the same soil pipe. I used some insulation around where...
  20. M

    Downstairs bathroom sometimes smells after flushing (Durgo Valve?)

    Hi all, We have a downstairs bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. The toilet is fitted with a Durgo valve. The downstairs bathroom is an extension to the house which was fitted probably 15-20 years ago. We have noticed over the last few months that sometimes a foul smell (its not me...
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