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    • bristolmike
    • By bristolmike 3rd Oct 17, 1:43 PM
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    Long term leaks...
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 1:43 PM
    Long term leaks... 3rd Oct 17 at 1:43 PM
    Hello all,

    Discovered today that we've had a slow leak from our hot water tank for probably a very long time. The airing cupboard has had a damp smell since we moved in 3 or 4 years ago but just thought it was condensation. But something fell from the shelf behind the water tank and it has led to the discovery of a puddle at the back (very hard to see due to the position of the tank). We are getting it sorted but it has drawn my attention to a very faint, old looking 20cm x 7cm water mark on the ceiling below - not noticeable unless really looking for it and not wet to the touch. If my fears are correct and this is a long-term thing, I'm guessing I should consider what damage might have been done to the floorboards/joists underneath... Not sure how to go about this or how worried I should be given the relative lack of evidence on the ceiling below. Do you helpful people have any thoughts or advice please?
    Last edited by bristolmike; 03-10-2017 at 1:46 PM.
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