so sorry CI - I didn't see your post last nite...
We can turn the water off at the road - but it's finding where the leak is..... it could be anywhere in the house.... it has to be in the house because when we turned the stopcock off the dial was still turning. But the pipes go up behind the walls and under all the floorboards. I just can't rip the house apart - I've only just moved here. Awwwww cr*p.
I checked the dial thismorning.... it's used 0.2 cubic litre of water overnight.... when nothing has been on for at least 6 hours - so ..... with that amount of water you would think you could see something....somewhere. There aren't any damp spots that I can see on the ceilings... but under the floorboards downstairs.... who knows - I have 5 radiators downstairs.... but the pipework is..... who knows! Without lifting all the floorboards to find a constant drip in any of the joints.... well - I don't even want to think how much this would cost. It could have been leaking for years but the previous owners may not have known. It could have started when they installed the water meter - tho they have denied this - of course.
The house is 21 years old. No warranties. When you buy a house here... it's your responsibility from the day you exchange contracts (before you even move in!!!!!!)
The conservatory also has 2 leaks now from the leading....or lack thereof.... I can cope with that. That should be fixable.
I don't want walls taken down .... or even holes in the walls to try and find where the joints are to isolate the pipes. I really don't want all the carpets and floorboards up either. I don't want high water bills. I don't really want to be here right now with this hanging over me.
I start back at work on Monday - 1st day back since my surgery on Feb12th...it's all I can do focus on how the heck to get thru that day. Cr*p cr*p and ditto cr*p.
Yep.... quit whining and get on with it a?
ahhh.... moisture meters.... I guess that's the same as damp meters..... I will talk to a plumber. I live a few feet from a river..... a rather big river with the rain we have been having.... so, not sure how accurate the readings would be with the amount of moisture around right now.... but yep, good plan. Thank you!
Can feel another F word lingering....