Leaks

Yes Leaks not Leeks!!!

The same weekend as the building news in the previous post…. Water began to leak from the hovel ceiling….. Now the previous owner had kitted it out in a rudimentary and temporary way, but then had lived in the place for 10 years!!!

We turned on the water, we turned on the heating as normal when we got there (the concrete slabs all round the place like to suck out the warmth and the place can feel quite damp on times)

Then the dripping started…..

It started above the green cylinder in the corner of the room drip….drop…. Drip…. Ugh….. James opened the hatch…..

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Turns out the over flow ballcock wasn’t working as it should so the tank was overflowing into the ceiling space and dripping through the pipe holes…..

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Thankfully last weekend James and his dad spent the morning taking it in turns to be legs poking out of the ceiling hatch and rigged up a temporary solution to the issue!!! Hurrah!!!! No more drips!!!

Day two and three of the borehole!!

Yes it took three and a bit days to drill to 240 foot and then install a tank and all the pipe work!! But there is now water again coming out of a tap at the smallholding!!! The amazing borehole company helped us out with extra connections and they connected up the hovel!!! Hurrah and despite my fears for the hovel pipe work!! No explosions of water ensued!!

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