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allsop

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Oct 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I can't say without lifting the floor, but it's a possibility (although I'd pushed it down the list on the basis that I'd expect more floorboards to be damp if that was the case)

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    It was a downstairs loo, now storage. Pipework capped etc and fittings removed. The skirting/wall on that side is dry, though I'm lifting the tile floor tomorrow, just to see if there's anything obvious.

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    Lifted some skirting ahead of a reskim to find a damp patch on what I think is the wooden frame of a stud wall. The floorboard immediately 'below' the obvious damp patch is also slightly damp, but it hasn't spread any further than is visible on the photo. There's no other moisture visible, either on the rest of the visible portion of the stud frame or the floorboards along the length of the hallway.

    At a bit of a loss as to what the issue might be - the only thing I can think of is an exceptionally slow leaking pipe, but surely that would have caused much more damage by now (talking many, many years without realising this was an issue)?

    Could it be a historical issue that just hasn't dried out because its had skirting tight to it? Obviously I'm worried as the impacted wood is very soft.

    I suppose a plumber(?) is the best way to go, but I'm really confused as to why if there is an leak it's managed to confine itself to this relatively small area? Any thoughts?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Don't mess around with it too much. Sounds silly, but find a coffee you like, get your grind right and just let it work.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Edit: undibs, impossible for me to transport back to my friend's!

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    Front door frame is absolutely not square. Front door is new and has been fitted to the frame, but is obviously not perfect given the limitations of the frame.

    Any alternatives to those foam strips to help baffle the gaps? The issue I have is that in places the door fits the frame well, but in others there are gaps which taper down to nothing,meaning foam insulation strips are a pain to cut (and look terrible).

    Anything I've not thought of?

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    I'm out (to the extent I was considered in) on the group and wheels, glws!

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    If anyone wants the wheels but not the groupset and wants to work out an arrangement, let me know...

    Edit: or @bw_ any interest in selling group without wheels? If so what would you be after?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks! Saw a G9 for £99 Argos, so thought I'd go for that (and spend the difference on more bike stuff that I definitely need...)

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    Smashed a Moto G9 (one of the plus or play variants, who knows) this morning.

    Any recommendations for an equivalent to replace it (both in terms of spec and cost)? Obviously I could just get another G9, but not sure if there are any sales etc on?

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