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Old 09-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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Hi all, leaking internal wall..grrrrrrrrrrrr


Is this a condo?

who owns the plaster wall?

Are the pictures common walls with this back and left side of your shower?

Are you sure you have brick behind the plaster wall in the picture?

Can you give us a diagram of your lay out?


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Old 09-19-2007, 10:31 PM   #17
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No sure what a condo is? its called a villa down under, basically, its a 2 bedroom ground floor unit, no one above or below but is attatched onto another villa on one side....

the body corp owns the plaster and said they would pay for a plaster tadesman when leaking has been fixes...if leak is due to my tiles i have to pay, if leak is due to common property they should pay for everything

these are common walls, have not really got any diagrams....

not sure if there is brick behind the plaster? must be something holding it up?

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Old 09-20-2007, 12:03 AM   #18
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OK, Condominium = Condo a dwelling like an apartment that can be owned by an individual that may pay a monthly grounds and up keep of common grounds fee also pro rated share of insurance and maintenance of common grounds. deed association papers will advised what is owned by whom.

Sounds like you need to get the property manager involved before you start growing "Black MOLD".

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Old 09-20-2007, 06:48 AM   #19
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yes mate, thats true.......i do pay a 3 monthy strata fee... have got the strata commpany involved, they are sending around this leakdetector bloke around again on monday? how the hell can he tell if there is the slightest leak in the plumbing? without ripping everything apart...basically if he then goes back to the strata company and tells them the plumbing is ok, then it will 90 % chance be coming from the tiles or taps which is my bill.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:50 AM   #20
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http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbviews/2000/leak.asp
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:46 AM   #21
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Knocked off all the plaster and skirting to expose the brick....there was so many friggin antz....anyway, will now plug the shower and fill the shower basin 4 inchs of water from a diff sorce sit and wait.....



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Old 09-22-2007, 05:46 AM   #22
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I have seen many ant colonies thrive on an sporadic but reliable water source from a plumbing leak.

Be sure to tell " the leak bloke" about the ants.
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:29 AM   #23
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kool, will do mate, will let you know and the , leak bloke, who ever that is lol?
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I just skimmed thru the post so if this suggestion has already been posted then was not done on purpose.

To check if you have a leak in a plumbing system just take a reading at the water meter and then do not use the water for a period of time. After a few hours or so check to see if the water meter has changed. If water has leaked then the water meter reflect that.

For example, before you go to bed take a reading from the water meter and do not use any fixtures during the night. Ckeck the water meter reading in the morning. If the reading has increased then there is likely a leak. Some water meters may not be sensitive enough of it is a small leak.
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Wow Redline is on target for a supply line type leak. Many water meters in the states have a small blue or red triangle on the water meter: if all the water is "off" then you have a leak in the supply if the triangle turns. (it is very sensitive.)

Fridgeman, are you in one of the colonies or a loyal subject of her Majesty on the Great little Island?

You must be from somewhere besides the States: because nobody builds brick interior partition walls for a privy across the big pond, in the colony that got away.

LOL.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:39 PM   #26
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LOL, true m8, am from the u.k but have now lived in sunny Australia for the last 6 years.....also in the uk all showers have the one piece floor, seems dumb over here that all shower are tiled on the floor, they are bount to leak....cheers for the info redline, will have to fix my other leaking taps first the lol? hows this, the taps in wash basin where leaking through the top of the spindle, so i replaced the washers etc, still leakes, then replaced the whole inner housing with new wahser etc, still leak through the top of the spindle when on half pressure? wht the? the taps over dont have the comprssion nut thing..

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