DIY General thread


#502

You’re as well to rip it out so.

I presume it’s leaking wet, not just a gassy smell back into the bathroom at the seal between the collar and the jacks? Cos you can reseal that easy…


#503

Easy say, we’d need to basically rip up half of the concrete floors and piping downstairs. Then get it all replaced. I Don’t fancy that.


#504

Will the house insurance not cover it?


#505

Probably, but nobody wants to know about it as it’s to messy for a lived in house. The builders just shake their heads. Not interested.


#506

It’s complex enough, which is why I want to get a camera down there. All problems are under the concrete. Not a problem most of the time, but then…


#507

No guarantee that its a. A single leak
B. That they’ll find it if it is
C. That they will be able to permanently seal it.
Tempting, because if they can, that’d be so much easier.
How much for them to have a go?
What material is the pipe?


#508

It’s not going to be pretty either way… sounds like the jacks has to come away at a minimum inside for access… start with the camera at the man hole and go from there I suppose.

You could source one of them usb webcam jobbies with a long enough cable and get it in somehow. Sacrificial of course. Keep an eye out for the inspection cameras in lidl or aldi. About 70 euro… has paid for itself over and over. .


#509

Sorry to hijack fat chops, or anyone else, but how much roughly to build a 250sq metre house these days to a high energy efficiency and decent build.?


#510

Will you milk this gag as long as the "moving to Limerick"one?


#511

No. Genuine question, but feel free to fro.


#512

you wouldnt see much change out of €350k including VAT.


#513

250 x 1500 = 375000

That’s for a decent spec


#514

Builders finish or complete?


#515

Materials have gone up a lot since 2015.


#516

That’s always a bit of a grey area. That would be unfurnished inside but tarmac and landscape would be done (in that particular case)


#517

I’m serious here, you’d be better off moving house.


#518

I have a bkocklayer, a chippy, a plumber and a sparky all good pals. I’ll ask them to come up with a figure.


#519

Still the only way to go if you want your own stamp on a place.

What’s on the market in some places is desparately expensive for Property that needs updating or just personalizing, it won’t be too far off New Build Cost.


#520

Worth asking lads in the know alright. Unless you are around to keep an eye on things you’d be as well to get a builder altogether or at least some form of a project manager.


#521

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