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andos

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Apr 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @TvH Wow, ok. Maybe the floor clean will help, I'll then employ some bleach and hardy gloves and get cleaning. I kind of hope its something like that rather than something like leaking pipes, condensation causing damp or rats/mice.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @TvH Some of the flooring is quarry tiles under the units - behind the units is the original floor and who knows what that is on a 200 year old building...

    A previous owner did have a dog yeah, we've booked in a tile cleaner for the next week or so as I wondered if it could be some left over "pet deposits".

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @Stonehedge could be, I guess getting access and having proper look is needed.

    And yeah it is really hard to describe smells to other people. My wife can't even smell it but the people we've had over and all said it smelt really bad when they went near the kitchen units!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    cheers @kboy - good shout. I might just try removing some of the unit backing to get access that way. I can ram my phone through a few holes and take some pictures like I did above and examine those.

    I just feel like it might be something not instantly recognisable to my simple eyes.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hey all, just moved into our new place. It's a very old 17th Century cottage. Currently getting our bearings and finding out where stuff lives.

    We're trying to figure out what might be causing a really strange smell in the kitchen. It's like a very musty almost urine smell which at first I though might be a from the soil pipe from the toilet which runs behind the kitchen units. But I don't think it is as.

    They are solid stone walls with a stud wall and then all kitchen units etc mounted to the stud wall. There's probably 6-10 inches between the stud wall and the stone brickwork which has various pipes and electrics.

    I've got my head behind the cabinets as much as possible and it smells real bad and comes through the kitchen cupboards, as they are not totally sealed - it also smells really bad near the dishwaster but its not isolated to that (kind of just stinks everywhere). I'm trying to figure out all the things I should check and rule out before getting the big guns in and spending money on someone to sort it out/explore the problem.

    To rule out mice/rats I've left the cabinet doors open so our cat can get to work.

    Any advice on what I could check that might be causing this smell?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Currently getting into all the nooks and crannies of the new house - the kitchen needs quite a bit more work than we initially thought. I stuck my head underneath the boiler cupboard last night and saw this thing. There is a vent outside which is pictured below. It doesn't seem to be connected to anything obvious. Anyone know what it is and what purpose it serves?



    Thanks!

  • in Glasgow
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    Collected. Thanks to @M_V for picking it all up.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I would consider buying a new fridge that fits rather than faffing around with cutting bits of wall/brick or whatever away - whilst it might seem easier than sending the fridge back I would think you're going to end up spending along time making the chunk you cut away good again.

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