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It never rains!!! by perfectbitch on 28 June 2009 12:24pm
There was one hell of a thunderstorm yesterday around 6 ish. The hailstones were as big as large marbles. A drip of water came through the ceiling. I got a bucket and another drip appeared and another. I got 2 more buckets (all I have in buckets)and then torrents of water cascaded through the light fitting which caused the light to flash on and off even though the wall switch was off. I isolated the lighting circuit breaker and disabled all ceiling lighting in the flat. I had to borrow more buckets and containers from neighbours and in total there were 9 buckets, 1 empty rubbish bin, 2 old paint tins, 2 large saucepans and 2 mixing bowls. The Niagara Falls in my living room. It's all under control now but what a night!

Re: It never rains!!! by bIG bLOGGER on 28 June 2009 1:36pm
And that all happened in West London,Linz,yesterday evening? ..Up here in the Midlands we didn't get so much as a rumble of thunder or a flash of lightning.
Sounds like you needed both a plumber, an electrician and a maintenance DIY man all at once! My sincere condolences.
Re: It never rains!!! by peripatetically on 28 June 2009 2:40pm
Terrible!!!!!!! Glad it's under control. Linz.
Re: It never rains!!! by canaveralgumby on 28 June 2009 5:10pm
You (your landlord, whomever) need to do some maintenance AFTER the repair of the hole/leak. Make sure the electrical is up to code and safe. Check for water damage to the drywall (plaster, whatever!) and make sure no mold or mildew is apt to form.

Water damage SUCKS!
-- hurricanezonecanaveralgumby
Re: It never rains!!! by mrsthing on 28 June 2009 8:40pm
And of course, get the roof fixed.

It's rained almost every day in June this year. We're finally starting to see the sun a bit, but t-storms are predicted for all next week. It's supposed to be summer, but we're having trouble getting over 70 degrees. Thanks to global warming, the weather will continue to be erratic and unpredictable. Meh.
Re: It never rains!!! by suzulu on 29 June 2009 12:17pm
That must have been awful, Linz! Hope it's OK now.

We had the thunderstorm and torrential rain in East Finchley but they didn't get it in Wimbledon unless they got it later!
Re: It never rains!!! by TERRY S on 29 June 2009 5:31pm
What rain!? i'm in Leeds in West Yorkshire, and there has been none here (not that I'm complaining). A thunderstorm would be good to clear the stuffy air a bit, though.

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