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Old 26 October 2012, 18:30   #1
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Drive home from work after leaving two blokes there this morning to fit a new hearth, change a chimney pot, drop a flu down, seal it up and fill with insulate and go.

Was on the M6 thinking of red wine, warmed by the flames and sat next to my little daughter.

Not to be.

Came home to the whole downstairs with a nice layer of soot, he'd gone, wife and toddler came home and subsequently got black feet and hands. It's everywhere, in the clothes, pictures, toys, what an arse.

Why can't you get good tradesman. Approaching 4 figures, Hetas registered, recommended, but a mess. It's going to be interesting meeting him tomorrow to "discuss" the bill. He said when I rang that there may be a little dust to Hoover up. UNDERSTATEMENT of the year!

(Maybe he thought I owned a second home in his village?)
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Old 26 October 2012, 18:37   #2
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Oops! Maybe I shouldn't have sent them that link to the "Holiday Homes" Thead

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Without the rich paying tax, these "villages" in Wales with unemployment at 75% in some areas would have no benefits. Don't bite the hand that feeds you!
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Old 26 October 2012, 20:34   #3
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You need to take as many pictures as possible to show the damage, Then if you are not satisfied contact your insurance company.

But take the pics before cleaning up
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Old 27 October 2012, 01:11   #4
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You need to take as many pictures as possible to show the damage, Then if you are not satisfied contact your insurance company.

But take the pics before cleaning up
Cheers whisper, check. The benefit of modern smart phones I guess. Videoed/photo'd it all as soon as I saw it. A couple below.


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Oops! Maybe I shouldn't have sent them that link to the "Holiday Homes" Thead

I'll send you the bill!
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Paul, Whilst I am sure its possible to deal with chimneys etc without making as much mess (although the pictures seem less dramatic than your rant last night) - surely this is one of the reasons why solid fuel heating died out? its messy and inconvenient. There is a resurgence either because its trendy/eco-bling/cheap fuel* etc.. but is it realistic to expect them to have no downsides?

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Other than the dust, what was his work like. Did he otherwise do a good job? He may have been unlucky and the dust sheet broke free (though I would have attempted to clean it up a bit if I were him).
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HP,Just have a word with the house keeper, I'm sure a couple of the chamber maids will have that cleared up in no time.
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Have you not got any soap + water in your house ??? GET YOU FEET WASHED yer dirty BU**GER
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