Problem - soil vent pipe/stack pipe has a slight leak. Guess what? It's asbestos!

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  1. DollyPomPom

    DollyPomPom New Member

    Hi Everyone.
    I am asking for help, advice and guidance please.
    The problem is that I have a soil vent pipe/stack pipe which has a slight leak and occasionally drips when the flush is used.
    I have contacted my insurance provider for plumbing services and my home insurance both won't touch it. Guess what? It's asbestos!
    I've contacted a trade site and still awaiting quotes.
    I've listened to some advice and the most sensible so far is, that I paint it with Bitumin.....Can I ask - is there anyone out there with any pearls of wisdom they can share? Please!!
  2. Neil1987

    Neil1987 Member

    Try gutter seal
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  3. DollyPomPom

    DollyPomPom New Member

    Thank you - I will look at that option
  4. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Maybe a good time to think about replacing it.
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  5. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    CGN's post is the most sensible, if you leave it chances are it will only get worse.
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  6. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    Does your insurance policy specifically exclude asbestos pipes in the wording of the policy. If not, then you should insist that they honour their agreements with you. If they persist in denying your case claim, you could refer them to the insurance Ombudsman. In the meantime bodge it with sealing tape.
  7. DollyPomPom

    DollyPomPom New Member

    Forgot to thank everyone for all their advice.....Had the whole thing replaced by a local and really helpful builder...Brilliant!
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  8. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    I hope you have kept the receipt and sent it to your insurance provider with a demand for payment. Which, if they fail to do, go to the Ombudsman as mentioned or the small claims court.

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