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The "Joys" Of Owning A House - helen-louise
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The "Joys" Of Owning A House
Oh, bloody hell. Apparently our toilet has been leaking (clean!) water for long enough that our kitchen ceiling is now damp. Those of you who have visited recently will be aware of the "hippo" in our plumbing that "sings" every time you flush the toilet. Yes. Well, it turns out that the tap that refills the toilet has been leaking, and that's been the source of the hippo noise. OH JOY. Thank deities it is the clean water filling it that's been leaking rather than the waste leaving! :O

Also the kitchen ceiling is leaking. We're going to need a new bathroom carpet (no loss, the existing one has needed replacing for as long as we've lived here), and floor (bah), and kitchen ceiling (quadruple bah). Richard just ran off to make a hole in our ceiling in an attempt to drain the pooled water quickly.

We Do Not Need Extra Work.

Edit: Richard has just drained 2 litres of water out of the ceiling! :O

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artremis From: artremis Date: 30th January 2013 12:24 (UTC) (Link)
Eek!
rhialto From: rhialto Date: 30th January 2013 22:29 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, I forgot about the strange British habit of having a carpet in the bathroom.
Having tiles, or something like linoleum, makes so much more sense from a cleaning perspective...
baratron From: baratron Date: 5th February 2013 06:25 (UTC) (Link)
Well, it wasn't our idea - the carpet was there when we bought the house. It's a vile hairy thing that would be more appropriate in an office than a bathroom. We simply didn't change it because of Money.
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 4th February 2013 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, only just catching up - just seen this. It's the only loo in the house, too, isn't it? What a nightmare!
baratron From: baratron Date: 5th February 2013 06:26 (UTC) (Link)
Richard fixed it :) Turned out to be something simple, thank $deity. Still need to deal with the kitchen ceiling, but that isn't in danger of imminent collapse.
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 5th February 2013 08:20 (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear it - worrying if the bathroom floor was saturated though - is it drying out ok?
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