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Hi, We have an issue with damp on the inside of our front external bay window. It’s strange as the marking are like drops coming down but the wall itself is not wet. The seals in the up can windows are all fine . We don’t have condensation on our windows either. We have a vent directly outside the bay window that comes out of the pavement. We’re unsure of what this. We live in a block of council houses and ours is the only privately owned. None of the other houses have this so I wonder if they had been previously removed by the council for a reason? Could the moisture be getting into this vent and causing the issue? Thanks in advance.


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What's behind that vent cover?

Is it an airbrick?

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No, the metal box is sitting on top of a pipe that goes down into the pavement. There are no visible air bricks on the front of the house.


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ragdollyana wrote:
No, the metal box is sitting on top of a pipe that goes down into the pavement. There are no visible air bricks on the front of the house.
What's on the internal side of the pipe?

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I can’t see into the pipe because of the metal box which is welded on. I don’t know if/where the pipe goes internally as I can’t pull up the gloooring in the inside. In trying to understand if it is for ventilation or drainage.


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What's on the other side internally? Is it just an empty bay?

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Yes just an empty bay window


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Pics of the inside ?

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you say the vent coming up from the ground then it could be the vent shown if you google "drainage vent" - a CI cellar, soil and waste vent will be shown.

could you post photos of the bay and the damp signs inside the bay? show close up an well back .


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That's a soil vent pipe terminal.

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