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VixxxxxxyVixxxxxxy Forumite
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I have a dripping sound inside my chimney breast in my upstairs bedrooms which is driving me mad. I think it is part of the problem with the roof - roofer is working on that but without much success. He has suggested that the dripping sound could be coming from the boiler and pipework (boiler is in the loft). It sounds unlikely but I did hear it last night too and it did not rain last night. Just wondering if it is possible it is coming from the boiler and what to do if it is. Or if it's just water that has collected somewhere and is dripping even though it's not being added to by fresh rain. Any help gratefully received.

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  • edited 3 March at 5:58PM
    matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    edited 3 March at 5:58PM
    How do you think any of us on here can guess what, where or why you've got a dripping sound.
    It could be a miriad of things, like water in the chimney, the boiler or heating system leaking, the water supply (have you checked your tanks in the loft), toilet cistern, taps, drains, gutters even trees etc If you can't find it and the roofer hasn't any idea then perhaps you nee to get a plumber and or builder in to see if they can identify it
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • VixxxxxxyVixxxxxxy Forumite
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    Not sure what the point is of posting stuff like that. Ever tried either being nice or if you can't be that, not posting at all?  I was just asking if it is possible that boilers make a dripping sound and if that indicates there is anything wrong. I wondered if someone on here had experience of it. Doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Having said that, it is almost certainly the roof but I am just trying to explore all possibilities. As mentioned in my OP, the noise is in the chimney breasts in both bedrooms - which means I've rarely had a decent night's sleep since December - so no it's not the toilet or tap etc. There are no tanks in the loft. I suspect the roofer is trying to come up with excuses.  As for getting a plumber of a builder, it's hard to get someone to come without paying a call out fee where I live and I feel almost certain it's a roofing problem. Just trying to rule things out. 
  • TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    The only question for a boiler might be where does the condensate drain run, as that will generate a small  amount of water when the boiler's been running.
    Having had to recently go drip hunting in the loft at 1am myself, you have my sympathy but I suspect a night spent in the loft with a torch is maybe the only solution? 
  • VixxxxxxyVixxxxxxy Forumite
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    Thanks Talldave. I'll investigate. 
    Hope you got your problem sorted and there has been no need for any more midnight trips to the loft :smile:
  • edited 4 March at 12:39AM
    TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    edited 4 March at 12:39AM
    Vixxxxxxy said:
    Thanks Talldave. I'll investigate. 
    Hope you got your problem sorted and there has been no need for any more midnight trips to the loft :smile:
    Fortunately we have a dream landlord who did a temporary repair the next day and will do a full repair when the better weather is here. 
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