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I rent out a house I used to live in, it has oak planks, t+g, glued down with special UFH glue. It worked for 6 years fine, no issue. But after we rented it out, they don't use the under floor heating (as they have asthma...?) and the floor suddenly has jacked up and went lumpy, and now 2 planks have 'popped' out.
I have said they need to put UFH back on to drive out the moisture, but they haven't (as they have asthma and it smells?)
I've said no one can sort it until the floor has propa dried out. Anyone in the staffs/ Derbyshire area Nr Uttox Burton that can take a look? I need someone to speak sence to them and explain it needs to dry out before the planks can go back in...! They won't listen to me as I'm no expert....

I now live in france and can't get to uk easily......Covid!

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On Thursday, 14 May 2020 18:08:07 UTC+1, Mr Sandman wrote:
I rent out a house I used to live in, it has oak planks, t+g, glued down with special UFH glue. It worked for 6 years fine, no issue. But after we rented it out, they don't use the under floor heating (as they have asthma....?) and the floor suddenly has jacked up and went lumpy, and now 2 planks have 'popped' out.
I have said they need to put UFH back on to drive out the moisture, but they haven't (as they have asthma and it smells?)
I've said no one can sort it until the floor has propa dried out. Anyone in the staffs/ Derbyshire area Nr Uttox Burton that can take a look? I need someone to speak sence to them and explain it needs to dry out before the planks can go back in...! They won't listen to me as I'm no expert....

I now live in france and can't get to uk easily......Covid!


Use a dehumidifier, if the heat can't be used.
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On 14/05/2020 18:07, Mr Sandman wrote:
I rent out a house I used to live in, it has oak planks, t+g, glued
down with special UFH glue. It worked for 6 years fine, no issue. But
after we rented it out, they don't use the under floor heating (as
they have asthma...?) and the floor suddenly has jacked up and went
lumpy, and now 2 planks have 'popped' out. I have said they need to
put UFH back on to drive out the moisture, but they haven't (as they
have asthma and it smells?)


that's total ********. It wouldn't smell if they had used the UFH - or
have cats peed ion it?
I have asthma: I bless Ufh.

I've said no one can sort it until the
floor has propa dried out. Anyone in the staffs/ Derbyshire area Nr
Uttox Burton that can take a look? I need someone to speak sence to
them and explain it needs to dry out before the planks can go back
in...! They won't listen to me as I'm no expert....

I now live in france and can't get to uk easily......Covid!

Cheers



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On 14/05/2020 18:07, Mr Sandman wrote:
I rent out a house I used to live in, it has oak planks, t+g, glued down with special UFH glue. It worked for 6 years fine, no issue. But after we rented it out, they don't use the under floor heating (as they have asthma...?) and the floor suddenly has jacked up and went lumpy, and now 2 planks have 'popped' out.
I have said they need to put UFH back on to drive out the moisture, but they haven't (as they have asthma and it smells?)
I've said no one can sort it until the floor has propa dried out. Anyone in the staffs/ Derbyshire area Nr Uttox Burton that can take a look? I need someone to speak sence to them and explain it needs to dry out before the planks can go back in...! They won't listen to me as I'm no expert....

I now live in france and can't get to uk easily......Covid!

Cheers

Sorry I can't help practically. But for once I can thoroughly agree with
both Harry and TNP :-)

I expect even Dave will!
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The problem with a dehumidifier is that they won't close off the room and let it do the job. UFH is the only way. I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol


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I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol


Sounds like a job for Adam but he's probably too far away.
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On 14/05/2020 23:02, Mr Sandman wrote:
The problem with a dehumidifier is that they won't close off the room and let it do the job. UFH is the only way. I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol

Maybe you should give them notice to quit "so that you can get it fixed".
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On 15/05/2020 14:32, Peter Johnson wrote:
On Thu, 14 May 2020 15:02:04 -0700 (PDT), Mr Sandman
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I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol


Sounds like a job for Adam but he's probably too far away.


Sounds like the DPC is suspect, allowing water vapour to make the
underside of the boards expand making them cup-shaped. If this is
the case, then it will be an expensive repair.
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On 15/05/2020 19:36, Andrew wrote:
On 15/05/2020 14:32, Peter Johnson wrote:
On Thu, 14 May 2020 15:02:04 -0700 (PDT), Mr Sandman
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I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol


Sounds like a job for Adam but he's probably too far away.


Sounds like the DPC is suspect, allowing water vapour to make the
underside of the boards expand making them cup-shaped. If this is
the case, then it will be an expensive repair.


I wondered that too.


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On 15/05/2020 14:32, Peter Johnson wrote:
On Thu, 14 May 2020 15:02:04 -0700 (PDT), Mr Sandman
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I need an official looking bod to go round and tell em straight.lol


Sounds like a job for Adam but he's probably too far away.


And could be refused entry during to the virus.

Now if we get the virus pods job at HMP Sudbury I'll call in.

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