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post #1 of 14 Old 09-22-2020, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Why oh why?

Do I come up with such brilliant ideas?

So, a while back I had problems in my bathroom, nothing major just the toilet falling through the floorboards and joists.

Where I live is a converted fishermen's chapel built before 1820. It was converted to a dwelling years ago. When my father died my mother wanted out the big family house into this place which is attached to the family house. My sister and her hubby did it up, decorated and did the bathroom.

There are no footings to the place and under the floorboards is just chalk and dirt. What wasn't known was that water from the big house and this place was running under the floorboards and rotted out the joists hence the collapse of the loo!

I had a friend do the work which took a lot longer than expected due to everything needing to be renewed. He found that the reason the water didn't drain well from my kitchen sink was because the pipe was running uphill intomthe sewer. That had to be rectified.

So, having completed that job I had been thinking about taking down a partition wall between my bedroom and the hall. The hall was narrow making it hard to get any furniture in and out and my bedroom didn't have and outside window which made it stuffy.

Partition is now down, the sitting room is now my bedroom along with all the furniture of two rooms. Surprising just what can be fitted into one room.

I am now down to the bare walls, have removed the fitted wardrobe and am setting about preparing to paint in there. I hate painting!

Still, it shouldn't take long once the prep work is done.

I am not the tidiest of people but this is beginning to get to me. I have a pile of wood to burn in the garden, weather has been great of windy. Neighbour's have had washing out and windows open so it has just piled up more and more.

Still, it will get done - one day!
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-22-2020, 04:37 PM
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You probably should have made an outhouse....

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Ooh, converted chapel from 1820's, you live on the chalk... why have I got the name Granny Aching in my head??
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there is NO insulation under the floor??? that would make it terribly cold, wouldn't it?
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-23-2020, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Trouble with an outhouse is that you also need an indoor potty for nights!

Tinyliny, no, it isn't cold in here at all. Mind you, we haven't had a cold winter in ages.

I do leave the CH on very low most of the winter as it can get very damp in here. This is because between the stone they used beach sand which, being salty attracts the damp.

When it is finished I will show pictures.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-23-2020, 11:28 AM
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Because a toilet falling through the floor isn't a problem at all!!!!!

Makes my concerns about a leaking pipe from a shower messing up the ceiling below seem really trivial!!
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It had been wobbly for a while and I was waiting for Julian to fix it. Luckily handles had been fixed for my mother and I was holding them half expecting a semi collapse.
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∆sniggers as I can just imagine that... What if it did go & you were left hanging by the handles with your pants down??
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-23-2020, 07:05 PM
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@Foxhunter - I have missed your updates on the loo(had to do it), seeing as there is no Friday thread anymore!! Yikes on all that's going on but it will get there! And be nice. Can't wait to see pics...
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-23-2020, 07:09 PM
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^^^^ THAT I would like to see @loosie s post
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