Efflorescence

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Re: Efflorescence

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:41 pm

chrisell wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:33 pm
But bottom corners of small loos - it can be as simple as cold/condensation - especially with outside wall/garage meeting.
Absolutely and if someones aim has not been 100% in the past the splashes will leave salts in the plaster which will absorb the humidity in the room like one of those tray type things they sell.

When I read what the OP described as efflorescence that was my first thought.

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Re: Efflorescence

Post by chrisell » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Le Démerdeur wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:41 pm
chrisell wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:33 pm
But bottom corners of small loos - it can be as simple as cold/condensation - especially with outside wall/garage meeting.
Absolutely and if someones aim has not been 100% in the past the splashes will leave salts in the plaster which will absorb the humidity in the room like one of those tray type things they sell.

When I read what the OP described as efflorescence that was my first thought.
I was trying not to go there - still remember the horror of ex bedsit loos when fixing a London semi- floorboards rotting from 20 years of wee in the main bathroom and the freezing cold "converted" outside loo with single skin brick - is that damp - no its where the historic piss lives...... god they were grim days

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Re: Efflorescence

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:33 pm

You have just described my reality Chris :cry:

Add to that Alsation dogs locked in bedrooms for weeks on end claw marks nearly scraping all the way through 25mm floorboards, those rooms grew smelly damp patches every spring and autumn in patches always centred on the T&G joints where the urine had run and collected.

Then there was the tons of decaying turds on the flat rooves and those of adjoining buildings where the imprisoned dogs climbed out the windows to do their mess.

And finally the buiding nearly collapsing from all the mortar being washed out of the bricks up to 1.5m high on the mur pignn where it had been used as a pissoir for 90 years, the plaster on the inside, the main bar dining room of the hôtel resembled that of the OP's toilet meaning that the urine had travelled through 35cms.

And to ad insult to injury despite the hotel being closed for 3 decades when I moved in people would still use the wall as a pissoir even stopping their cars and getting out en masse to do so, I had many a ruck and it continued for several years.

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Re: Efflorescence

Post by chrisell » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:24 pm

Nope even the ex squat/bedsit house can't compete with that - dog stink/hairs yep - bathrooms that stank - an open plan shower on a landing that leaked and had leaked for a long time- walls/plaster that fell down when you removed the wallpaper (nothing like 6 hours stripping water resistant paper - only to light a fag and have an entire wall of plaster just decide it didn't like being vertical and come crashing down followed by half the ceiling - and then 10 minutes my ex walk in to a house full of dust and go mental because every door was open......). Carpets I was scared would be declared a new life form given they were definitely alive and full of fleas and god knows what else. A garden full of wardrobes and other brown woodworm infested furniture along with empty cheap Vodka bottles in between the Leylandi and brambles.

Did have the most thorough collection of porn below one bedroom floor mind you.

That house was a baptism of fire - yes I've put a shelf up - I've wall papered - I'll can fix a house ............

Not that I've learnt much - still fill houses with dust

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Re: Efflorescence

Post by DominicBest » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:35 pm

I have one interior wall that suffers a bit from efflorescence. It’s pierre aparente and the dust is not a concern, I just brush it off and sweep it up now and again. There’s no real damp problem, there’s a bookshelf on one side of the wall and neither it nor the books kept on it have ever shown any problems caused by humidity.

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