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Sorry.. Of course I meant:-
The house is mainly _ON_ the hillside.
(Bit important that , - really) !
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On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 13:35:52 +0000, Howie

Agreed. But I do wonder whether penetrating damp from the hillside might be involved somewhere. I have no experience of modern houses built into hillsides where second floor bedrooms are not two floors above the nearest soil.
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On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 21:55:25 +0000, Brian S Gray

Another thought. Is there any possibility in a seventies house that you ahve one of the earlier foam cavitry wall insulants which has cracked and allowed water penetration? Do your neighbours have similar problems, with/without heating in the room?
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Hi,
I had a similar problem to yours, I had a damp specialist around to look at it (before your post) and he said it was condensation. The only thing he offered was to put a few air bricks in (150 for 4). I thought bugger that, one man's ventelation is another man's draught.
Anyway, in following this thread, I noted some fixes, and decided to open the bedroom windows a crack for an hour or 2 after getting up. Not draughty for as long using this manual method I thought, and it is while we are downstairs.
Now the windows have less condensation (about 1 inch along the bottom), and I have noticed even the toilet has no condensation on it any more (you could tell the fill level previously). I would wait a few weeks before declaring the mould gone.
How is your house coming along?
Bob
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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:34:54 +0000 (UTC), "Bob Smith"
|Hi, | |I had a similar problem to yours, I had a damp specialist around to look at |it (before your post) and he said it was condensation. The only thing he |offered was to put a few air bricks in (150 for 4). I thought bugger that, |one man's ventelation is another man's draught. | |Anyway, in following this thread, I noted some fixes, and decided to open |the bedroom windows a crack for an hour or 2 after getting up. Not draughty |for as long using this manual method I thought, and it is while we are |downstairs. | |Now the windows have less condensation (about 1 inch along the bottom), and |I have noticed even the toilet has no condensation on it any more (you could |tell the fill level previously). I would wait a few weeks before declaring |the mould gone. | |How is your house coming along? | |Bob |
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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:34:54 +0000 (UTC), "Bob Smith"
|Hi, | |I had a similar problem to yours, I had a damp specialist around to look at |it (before your post) and he said it was condensation. The only thing he |offered was to put a few air bricks in (150 for 4). I thought bugger that, |one man's ventelation is another man's draught. | |Anyway, in following this thread, I noted some fixes, and decided to open |the bedroom windows a crack for an hour or 2 after getting up. Not draughty |for as long using this manual method I thought, and it is while we are |downstairs. | |Now the windows have less condensation (about 1 inch along the bottom), and |I have noticed even the toilet has no condensation on it any more (you could |tell the fill level previously). I would wait a few weeks before declaring |the mould gone. | |How is your house coming along? | |Bob
Hi Bob,
Well, I am opening the windows in all the bedrooms, but closing the doors. I keep it like this for at least 4 hours each day whilst the heating is off. Condensation on windows and wall seems to be OK as a result. Because of the original problem I am also pulling the bed away from the wall approx 3" until bed time. Also seems to be working, no renewed mould or dampness for the last week or so.
:-)
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Similar to what I am doing - heating comes on again at 12. Only doing it for 1-2 hours a day, and I thought if I left the doors open, it would cause a flow of air, making more air changes in the time the windows are open. If the air is dry, you should be able to leave the bed.
Bob
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