Russdl

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  1. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    Oh, I'll definitely do that.
  2. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    @ProDave thanks, that sounds like it could be a good solution. @JSHarris as I was cutting the hole in the ceiling I was thinking that I needed some new blades for my multitool so thanks for that link and the recommendation, I'll hopefully be armed with a bimetal blade early next week and then I'll set about the repair. What could possibly go wrong?
  3. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    I am, doesn't seem to be enough room to me. That was my first thought. And second thought. I have no clue!
  4. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    So, I've cut my small hole and found the leak, it's the plumbing for a pumped shower, it doesn't seem to get any worse when the pump is running. How do I fix this? The pipe is quite tight to the underside of the floor above and pretty snug up against a joist. Hints and tips gratefully received!!
  5. Russdl

    SunAmp : Snog, Marry, Avoid?

    That sounds an interesting solution to the current issues, what would be the down side? Greater heat loss?
  6. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    Likewise John, likewise.
  7. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    No, neither are foil backed,. I think you're spot on with that, good job I didn't set about the ceiling with my saw straight away!
  8. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    @ProDave no, that second picture I posted is looking through a downlight hole that is not in the first picture and can clearly(ish) see all around the area of the damp patch. That second picture is looking past the wet patch, to the pipes beyond. There is no obvious sign of damp or drips anywhere (apart from when you look up in the kitchen)
  9. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    @Declan52 as it happens, we've just been doing exactly that. Great video quality it has to be said but inconclusive results. It turns out that the ceiling we can see is suspended below the original ceiling by about 30mm, so the water has come through 2 layers of plasterboard and a 30mm gap before it's decided to show its face and there is no obvious sign of a leak above the upper (hidden) layer of plasterboard but some dodgy looking plumbing about 8" away. I think as @JSHarris said, the leak could be some distance away. Ho-hum
  10. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    @JSHarris Thats a very good point that I hadn't considered because my damp patch could be yonks away from the leak. I'll see what I can discover and thanks for the endoscope loan offer.
  11. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    @ProDave that's definitely my view, thanks for the backing, I'll pass that on to the good lady.
  12. Russdl

    Hidden plumbing leak

    In our current gaff we have a shower pump to boost two feeble showers. The pump has taken to running for a couple of seconds a few times a day for no obvious reason, or maybe there was a good reason because I've just seen this damp/wet patch (I poked the little hole in the centre) : This damp patch is probably in line with the plumbing to one of the showers so I'm guessing that's the culprit. It's tiled above, so I'm about to cut a big hole in the ceiling to try and find out what the problem is. My good lady suggested that I seek your (collective) wise council before I set about it with my multi tool. What's the best way to attack this?
  13. Russdl

    SunAmp : Snog, Marry, Avoid?

    Well done Jeremy for the quick fix. It's really reassuring to know that when I get my Sunamp(s) that 'Sunamp Repairman' lives not too far away 😂
  14. Russdl

    SunAmp : Snog, Marry, Avoid?

    What a PITA! I bet you do wish you'd kept the Sunamp PV. I'm just down the road Jeremy let me know if you want a hand with moving the Sunamp.
  15. Russdl

    DIY Demolition

    Could well be, or lack of co-ordination, who knows. Grateful for whatever it was 👍