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#21 SteamyTea

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

GRP it and never have to do it again.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:30 PM

View PostSteamyTea, on 03 April 2016 - 02:16 PM, said:

GRP it and never have to do it again.

Maybe! Any good DIY guides?

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:37 PM

Don't do it on a bright, hot, sunny day ;). Stuff goes off like crazy. Use very slightly less activator and you won't have to be so quick at it.
Not for the feint hearted.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:01 PM

Also make sure it's very dry, rain or damp in GRP is not good at all.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:09 PM

It's a mat you lay down isn't it? How to you do the vertical faces?

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:24 PM

Vertical faces or up-stands?
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

https://www.fibregla...roof-trims.html

The first profile in that link ( just grabbed randomly off the tinterweb ) is a 'drip', and the second is an 'up stand'.
They're available in different guises but these give you the idea ;)
You do your drips, then your corners, then your up stands. Each get screwed on with small stainless screws, and then it's show time.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:30 PM

Bizzare.....upstairs heating comes on tonight and the smells back! Mind you have also had a bit of heavy rain as well. It's possibly lessening a tad though?

Going to carry on whacking in soffit vents all round the lower perimeter for a start.

One more area to check but it means squeezing along the front of the dormer "triangle" which was tricky 4 stone ago! There's also an RSJ halfway along where it's even tighter. Cobwebs, insulation, bits of studding sticking out etc. Waiting for the head torch to go out like Vin Diesel in Pitch Black! :lol:

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:38 PM

Don't you have a GoPro and a small child you can send down there..???

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:50 AM

Get professionals to do it.

And be careful about the 'use less hardener' trick. Drop the percentage too much and you don't get full polymer cross linking.

Edited by SteamyTea, 04 April 2016 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:51 AM

Have you upset a customer? sounds like a kipper on the heating pipe.

Seriously could it be a dead mouse on a pipe? Cooked mouse smells verry different to plain old dead mouse.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:38 AM

The trims are great to work with and I watched a video on how to do it from the suppliers website ( can't remember their name unfortunately), not rocket science but as ST says get the amounts accurate.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:42 AM

Think of it as painting. You don't try and do it when the weather is wrong.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:41 AM

View PostProDave, on 04 April 2016 - 07:51 AM, said:

Have you upset a customer? sounds like a kipper on the heating pipe.

Seriously could it be a dead mouse on a pipe? Cooked mouse smells verry different to plain old dead mouse.

There are some CH & HW pipes run along the dormer "triangle of doom" with some nice ledges for nests come to think of it. Guess I'll have to man up / shrink down and go look!

Best I have the front off the old C50 board too on that thought! :lol:

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:40 AM

Talking to the previous owner of the house last night who mentioned they had some photographs of when the dormer was built it the late 80's. Scanned from old 35mm prints so v. poor quality but I can see how I could have the problems I have and why there's stains down the bathroom wall! The sides of the dormer are felted but it just butts up to the soffit board. I think water from the rotten, sodden, warped, fascia and soffit boards is getting behind the felt. This doesn't look a good detail. It would explain why when I removed some tiles off off the triangle on one corner (it's felted, battened and tiled) there was no sign of water on the outside face of the felt. Driving rain I'm guessing too could get behind the felt at the top.

He did the roof himself (but wasn't a roofer):

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B***ocks! :lol:

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:48 AM

GRP it

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:49 AM

View PostSteamyTea, on 05 April 2016 - 08:48 AM, said:

GRP it

+1

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:57 AM

John

When you eventually move down here and have built your house. Shall we set up a company to sort all the roofs out.

Can call it the 'Sticky Dribblers' :D

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:01 AM

Nick, I think I will stick with being retired :). but we could set up a consultancy company . ( p.s. My planning application has just been kicked back another month :(

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:07 AM

What is the reason this time, early Easter, school holidays, trip to the food festival.
They really are mucking about. :angry: