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Joists in party wall

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by obyapka, 10 May 2019.

  1. obyapka

    obyapka

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    Hello,

    I have a problem with joists into the party wall under our bath. Having lived in the property for 23 years without any problem, our neighbours house was sold, renovated, rented out... We now have smells coming into our house via the bathroom. Cooking smells (kitchen is on the other side of their house with no extractor fan) and also toilet (cleaner?) smells.

    Originally before renovation there was not a loo in their bathroom, it was a separate room as in our house. Now there is a loo next to the party wall.

    How on earth can I get to the joists and seal up any gaps as our bath runs along that party wall?

    We also had scented candle smells coming into our loft (again from their bathroom) but a can of expanding foam into every hole of the mortared brickwork and between bricks and rafters cured that.
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. blup

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    Post some pics but maybe no alternative to moving bath and trying foam?

    Blup
     
  3. foxhole

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    Have they altered the stench pipe for their loo in any way ?
     
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  4. darkan9el

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    Wouldn't the onus fall onto the rented property owner to stop this?
     
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