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[May. 31st, 2009|09:17 pm]
Mark Rimmell
Today I though it a good idea to investigate the "soft" area on the bathroom floor. One patch has seemed decidedly spongy and has been giving me cause to think "I must get around to looking at that".

Today I bit the bullet.

Took up the tiles to find this!
I managed to poke that slot through the floor with my fingers.

I figured if I was lucky the rot was just due to water going over the edge and should be an easy fix... but the reason I put off looking at this too closely was I dreaded the worst case scenario, which would be floor under bath totally shot need to rip out bath and half the wall tiles with it, replace floor, get and fit new bath, taps, shower, tiles.

Good Lord! There must be spiders under here... and why are those boards at that angle?

Looks like my worst case scenario was right on the button.

I punched most of the floor away with my fist... Not showing off, it just crumbled away.

More cobwebs... I really wish I hadn't started this.

A temporary fix...

OK so next week I need to get a new bath. The problem has most likely be caused by the handles on the sides of the bath leaking. Does anyone know where I can get a bath from stock in the Twickenham Kingston...ish area? Just been checking on-line and the big DIY stores say 2 weeks to 28 days! I want one by next Thursday. The plan would be to get old one out Saturday new one in Sunday... and if I ain't done it by Monday I have help promised for Monday. So I need bath, taps, fittings by Thursday.


[User Picture]From: glamgothruthy
2009-06-01 12:52 pm (UTC)
huge DIY store in new malden B&Q i reckon
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-06-01 10:45 pm (UTC)
Ah! Yes... didn't try B&Q... will take a look there tomorrow see what they have in stock... if not it looks like Wicks, at least they have stuff actually in the store and not a 2 week wait.
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[User Picture]From: geodhinn
2009-06-01 03:09 pm (UTC)


Question 1.. Does bath need replacing?.. (is it damaged)?..
Question 2..If bath not damaged... Can handles be re-sealed?.. ( or renewed ) Cheaper option to take bath out and re-seal handles....G.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-06-01 10:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Bath


I sort of figure while I'm taking the blessed thing out I may as well replace it. It's fibreglass and 20 something years old.

But I did want to ask you about taps... it's a bit involved so could I call you some time?
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-06-01 11:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Bath

Oh and when are we going for a beer again?
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[User Picture]From: geodhinn
2009-06-02 02:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Bath

The beer can be anytime at your and Ian's convenience. (and anybody else that is).. unless your talking about the Glorious Chaps Social club.. then i could start the ball rolling on FB.... Just an excuse for a quality ale really...G.
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From: londongirl70
2009-06-02 05:40 am (UTC)
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