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Double sealed inspection cover replacement

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bpowell555, 17 Jan 2016.

  1. bpowell555

    bpowell555

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    Hi,

    Took up a pine floor over screed for an insurance claim after a leak in the central heating in the floor. They found the leak and will reinstate. But when the floor was up, discovered this, what I now know is a, double sealed inspection cover, with a recessed lid. Because the extension is 20-30 years old I figure now is a good time to check the cover.

    Have dynorod round tomorrow for a "free quote" on inspection and replacement of the cover.

    Some questions:

    1) Do they fail over time? Definite smells in the room from time to time
    2) You can hear err transit (water running), will a new cover be quieter? Can I add a layer below tiling to silence it?
    3) The old floor went right over the cover. Does it matter if we tile over it, or over a new one? Other than inconvenience should it need to be opened up obvs

    Any comments much appreciated, cheers!

    :D

    Edit: please note this is technically a shared private branch :eek:
     

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  3. bpowell555

    bpowell555

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    Should I put a plywood layer down? Can fix into existing battons from the wooden floor. Will lose 18mm of room height but heh ho..

    Edit: or tile backer board right? :rolleyes:
     
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