DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Visit Hilti

Time zone: Europe/London



Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:43 pm 
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:44 pm
Posts: 12
Location: Crystal Palace
Has thanked: 1 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Just had new neighbours move in next door to my mums(70yrs old) and they brought to her attention that her drain pipe (which comes out the side of the extension had cracked and was leaking)

then they want her to re run the pipe inside our kitchen then outside as apposed to outside along wall and into drain as it doesnt look aesthetically pleasing to them.

Extension has been there for over 20 years (before we moved in) and previous neighbours never had a problem with it. Then they want to box in our down pipe which runs down side of extension.

Im ranting on ait. They've really angered me

basically they want my mum to spend money so that their garden looks nicer.

pipes are on our wall so they cant touch them (why would you want to box in down pipe!)

will council e o our side ad is there anything wrong with the set up as it is

hope pictures are usefull

I have deleted your duplicate post in General DIY Forum as double posting can result in contradictory advice being given.

side view.JPG
side view.JPG [ 14.92 KiB | Viewed 1163 times ]
plan view.JPG
plan view.JPG [ 15.38 KiB | Viewed 1163 times ]
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:56 pm 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:34 pm
Posts: 1766
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 175 times
Tell 'em "caveat emptor".

It was like that when they bought their house. It's been like that without any objection from anyone since the extension was built.

Even if they were to offer to pay for the work themselves I'd still tell them where to go as there's no way your 70 year old mum wants to put up with the disruption.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:12 am 
Senior Member

Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:03 pm
Posts: 6972
Has thanked: 840 times
Been thanked: 933 times
I wouldn't be quite so polite about it as Inky Pete.

More a case of 'do they like sex and travelling? Well **** off then'

I'm guessing from here, but it seems to me that they are trying to take advantage of an elderly lady and unduly worry her. :cussing:

One of my EXTREME pet hates in life :angryfire:

Keep it where it is, there is nothing to make you/her change it.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:52 am 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:46 am
Posts: 49687
Location: Bath
Has thanked: 422 times
Been thanked: 3903 times
If the pipe is cracked and leaking then it should be repaired. As for the rest tell Mum to ignore them.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:11 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:55 am
Posts: 6307
Location: Glasgow
Has thanked: 1075 times
Been thanked: 801 times
I agree with all the others, repair the leaking pipe & tell them to go take a jump!! I don't understand people, why would you do that to an elderly Lady??!!

Time-served Plumber/Heating Engineer & general wind-up merchant.
The Plumbers Anthem
If you have found my help or tips useful please donate here. Thank You;
Gas Safe RGI
Scottish, British & Proud.
I'm not or never claimed to be Chris Williams.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 5 posts ] 



Similar topics

Time zone: Europe/London

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics




News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group