damp chimney breast


Postby Millso25 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:05 pm

we have recently moved into a house and re-plastered the bedroom. the plaster on the chimney breast is not drying out. the damp doesn't extend to the ceiling so i don't think the roof is leaking, where else could the damp be coming from?
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Postby Ken Collins » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:53 pm

[quote="Millso25"]we have recently moved into a house and re-plastered the bedroom. the plaster on the chimney breast is not drying out. the damp doesn't extend to the ceiling so i don't think the roof is leaking, where else could the damp be coming from?[/quote]

I am experiencing exactly the same problem on the chimney breast in a bedroom on the ist floor of my house. The damp patch is about 1 metre wide by 50cm deep on the top part of the chimney breast just short of the ceiling. The roof was replaced 3 months ago and the lead flashing is new also the chimney was repointed. can anyone help with advice to sort this confusing problem out out. Thank you.
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Postby Steve the gas » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:44 am

Hi,
Is there a vent at the bottom of the brest in the bedroom? If not install one.
Hth
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