Shed Matters 3

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Post by chinatyke » 13 Aug 2019, 12:19

You're getting to be like Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine where he was constantly painting his front gate - it's time you got your teeth into another model!

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Post by Big Kev » 13 Aug 2019, 16:01

Has anyone got a damp meter I can borrow for half an hour?

The survey on my house picked up a high moisture level in the chimney breast in the loft, looks like the flashing has failed. An easy enough fix. I've cut out the bit of plasterboard on the ceiling and a bit of plaster on the wall, everything looks dry but I want to check the levels in the timber before I put it all back together.
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Post by plaques » 13 Aug 2019, 17:52

Big Kev wrote:
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Has anyone got a damp meter I can borrow for half an hour?
Sorry no damp meter but at a push you could use one of those digital voltmeters and measure the resistance across two pins. You would have to do your own calibration by comparing different dry / damp materials. perhaps Ian would advise on this.

Damp in loft chimney breast. Our house was dripping with water but not from faulty flashing but down the chimney. The fault was someone had fitted a stop ventilator plug which wasn't the normal mushroom shape and without sealing the fitment tube the water just drained down the chimney. Worth having it checked out.

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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Big Kev » 13 Aug 2019, 19:21

I was in luck, my neighbour had one. 10% in the structural timber (9-14%) is acceptable and 0.2% in the plaster. Looks like it was a recent failure and the moisture was just in the ceiling boards.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2019, 02:49

China, you aren't dealing with the side effects of immunotherapy. I shall move on another model when the time feels right.
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Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 05:32

Am considering painting the gate..... Or something equally important!
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Post by Bodger » 18 Aug 2019, 07:32

A bit more, read the report on the left of the page
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6047696

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Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 07:59

All too common Bodge in those days. One thing that caught my attention is that the picture of the engine is not the right one, that engine was built a lot later than the 1863 mentioned in the inquest report.
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