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  1. J

    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Morning all, and thanks for the tip Stuart23 -- it's a pity they weren't pound coins seeing as there are quite a few of them :) We've had a joiner in to examine the wood floor, as well as a tiling restorer and both have said we're not looking at dry rot, which is a huge relief. They couldn't...
  2. J

    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Thanks, good to know the place is on the road to recovery!
  3. J

    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Hi Dropsalot, thanks for the reassurance, my blood pressure is returning to normal! Am I right in thinking a good course of action is to keep the central heating on (low-ish) and as many windows as feasible slightly open? Also, I've been told that lighting the fires (we have two open coal fires)...
  4. J

    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Haha thanks for the advice, I've been reading on a few different websites what a con the damp companies are -- injecting water-based chemicals into walls to overcome damp caused by... water! I've got a joiner coming to identify why some of the floorboards are a bit springy, as long as none of...
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    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Hi TCD, thanks for the suggestion -- I looked at dehumidifiers from a local hire company, they have ones that are about £150 a week including VAT. If I hired one of those and ran it for a week, am I right in thinking that I wouldn't need a domestic dehumidifier running all the time afterwards...
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    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Hi Flynnyman, thanks for the reply -- it's not been empty at all (well, a few days between the sellers moving out and us moving in) -- but every flat surface had been covered in either carpet or lino, and the carpet that we removed from the floorboard photos had a weird underlay that had plastic...
  7. J

    Test yourself on damp identification (and help me out in the process!)

    Hi all, I hope it's OK for me to post this on this forum as I'm not a plasterer -- I'm someone who's just moved into a 1905 house that has more than a few damp issues, and I reckon a forum of plastering professionals will be able to identify some of the problems that are worrying me sick. I've...
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