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What is this in my ceiling?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Dynamitebloke, 2 Sep 2020.

  1. Dynamitebloke

    Dynamitebloke

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    Hi,

    So we had a leak from the upstairs bathroom that's ended with a big hole in our kitchen ceiling. Inside the hole there's some weird lining.

    It looks as if at some point there was a fire and one of the joists has been scorched and this has been used to wrap the joist, does this sound right? I don't want to remove it and it ending up being something more important... [​IMG]
     
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  3. foxhole

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    More likely a bit of polythene was left under the bath rather than fixing a leak.
     
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    Am I looking at a ceiling from below? Or a floor from above? Rubbish photo.
     
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    Looks a lot like the ESWA ceiling heating in my parents house, which was built in the early 80's.....
     
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    Ludicrous idea , heating ceilings, worked in flats where it was installed, tenants all complained of poor heating , though ceiling were nice and warm .
     
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    Hmmm. I wonder why? Could it be something to do with heat rising, perchance? I know that you can heat downwards by using convection and radiation n, but I can't help thinking that you'd need to use a lot of electricity to do this. Also, when this stuff was in use weren't they using asbestos as insulation? If so be careful how you handle any insulation
     
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    That "heating" was used - as said- in the 80's . We had a site ( Housing Association) that I maintained . No one used it, I used to take the fuses out for the tenants. That and on peak " radiators" were fitted . Just to conform to a Gov. directive I guess . Meanwhile all the good solid Council houses were being given away. Then mid 80's a programme from the Gov. Called Domestic Energy Notes 3 made things slightly better with night storage heaters. Between then and now, proper windows, gas heating, combi's were all fitted. ( at least on 1 estate I worked on , near where I live). Good times to be a Social Housing tenant now IMHO.
     
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