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    Just what we didn't need

    Everything had been going well with the bathroom conversion completed, however, it was apparent that the bathroom ceiling was cracking, so it was decided we would pay for a new ceiling in the bathroom and kitchen (which needed it too).
    We accepted that there would be a lot of dust (and there was), what happened though, was a brick fell onto the new sink and broke off a piece, but still allowing the sink to be used.
    Then after the plasterer had left, and we had allowed a couple of days for the ceiling to dry, my wife set up the shower and jumped in.
    I was sat in our office room across from the bathroom and could hear splashing water. I walked out of the office to see water pouring out of the bathroom door.
    The shower drain was blocked with black dust from the removed ceiling.
    Surprised to find out that new sink will only cost me (the plasterer) £94 plus fitting.
    Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
    Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
    Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

    #2
    If we knew before we were born what life was really like, would we be born at all? 😉x

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      #3
      Beemer Hope no flooring was ruined?

      A good test in the bathroom for the squeegee

      I think Lynne's wet room drain was also initially blocked with builder's grit. Actually, I have noticed that my own drain needs regular cleaning, it doesn't take much to slow down draining - something to be aware of, Dave.

      Love Ellie.
      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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        #4
        I've started this a few times. Typical that you should think of the ceiling after doing the bath room. But that's the way things go. Luck that you heard the water otherwise it doesn't bare thinking about. My mum's bathroom sprung a leak and it all came through the kitchen ceiling.

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          #5
          Oh no ! That sounds dreadful and exactly what you don't need. Its extra hard when things go wrong for us ! .

          At our last house our son decided to have a bath one Saturday morning. He set the taps running and went back to bed and then fell back asleep. My husband was cooking breakfast in the kitchen when the ceiling collapsed with water everywhere. I won't write here what he shouted.

          Like Ellie says you do have to clean the drain in a wetroom but you'll know when it isn't draining.

          Love Debbie x

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            #6
            We had the house cladded and the builder dropped half a brick down the main drain. The toilet backed up and there was s**t everywhere in the wet room. The water board discovered the problem so the builder had to correct it. Beware of shoddy workmanship.
            I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Barry52 View Post
              We had the house cladded and the builder dropped half a brick down the main drain. The toilet backed up and there was s**t everywhere in the wet room. The water board discovered the problem so the builder had to correct it. Beware of shoddy workmanship.
              We had the drive at the back of the house resurfaced, the builder dropped some tarmac down a rainwater drain which leads into our soil drain.
              Our soil manhole backed up and we had poo all down the drive.
              The waterboard took the details of the builder to send them a warning.
              Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
              Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
              Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                #8
                So far.. everything seems to have dried out with minimal damage thank you.
                Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
                Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
                Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                  #9
                  Phew! What a horrible experience x
                  Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset.

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