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    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 10th Apr 18, 4:45 PM
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    Water leak - best way to save ceiling?
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    • 10th Apr 18, 4:45 PM
    Water leak - best way to save ceiling? 10th Apr 18 at 4:45 PM
    We had a water leak earlier in the kitchen, from above a poor connection under the bath. Long story short pulled kitchen ceiling down to locate so that will need re-doing (it was old and artexed anyway, so its an excuse to get rid of it)

    We recently had the lounge plastered and decorated, and you can see the plasterboard joins are wet from where the excess water has run, a few drips did come through the light fittings.

    Obviously you cna see down where the water ran from the kitchen to above the lounge as the kitchen ceiling is now down, whats the best way to (hopefully) save the newly plastered lounge ceiling?

    Would a dehumidifier up in kitchen ceiling dry out the water thats possibly still above the lounge? Or maximum heat in lounge, radiators on full and couple of oil radiators in middle of the room?

    Please help save my new lounge ceiling
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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 10th Apr 18, 6:49 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:49 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:49 PM
    Let it dry out of it's own accord, give it 4 weeks to be safe then stain block and repaint...

    All assuming your plumbing fix holds water

    HTH

    Russ
    Perfection takes time: don't expect miracles in a day
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 10th Apr 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:03 PM
    Don!!!8217;t put the heating on.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 10th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
    Thanks guys

    Andy Mc, why not? (genuine question, not being picky)

    I just assumed the warmer it got, the quicker it would dry out? And less chance of damage due to shorter time being wet? (I bet I'm completely wrong)
    Last edited by britishboy; 10-04-2018 at 7:06 PM.
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