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Discuss possible claim at UK Plumbers Forums; Recently helped out a ex mate on a massive house conversion,had a few leaks not bad one's but the ceiling had to be cut open to access due to the ...
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    Recently helped out a ex mate on a massive house conversion,had a few leaks not bad one's but the ceiling had to be cut open to access due to the floors being plyed,none of the pipework in question had been tested out contrary to my advice,the plumber who might be wanting to claim was out of his depth,and brought me in for a week.How do I stand as don't want higher premiums.Could I instruct the insurance company about the lack of testing ,as if was my own work would never go about with it without testing properly.

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    His leaks or yours? How much damage? Would it be cheaper to pay for the repairs?
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    As above his leak or yours, his leak his problem.
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    [QUOTE=Ch4 plumbing;766093]His leaks or yours? How much damage? Would it be cheaper to pay for the repairs?[/QUO

    just the price for the plasterer to patch the ceiling as they are all new,and the house is still empty,on my own jobs the systems are heat tested before ply goes down

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    If it's a mix of both guys problems then the cost should be split, I'd try and sort it out between friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ch4 plumbing View Post
    His leaks or yours? How much damage? Would it be cheaper to pay for the repairs?[/QUO

    just the price for the plasterer to patch the ceiling as they are all new,and the house is still empty,on my own jobs the systems are heat tested before ply goes down

    If the leaks where on pipe work or appliances that you installed then its your fault no arguing about it, you should of tested it,

    But if the leaks where on someone else's work then its not your problem, and tell your insurance that someone's trying to claim off you for work that you didn't do

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    In helping what were the terms? Were you subbying to him or splitting the profits etc?
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    In helping what were the terms? Were you subbying to him or splitting the profits etc?
    This is the crux I think. If you were subbing to him, I think legally it's his responsibility. Especially if he prevented you from testing. I'm not a lawyer though!

    If it's just the cost of patching a couple of ceilings then I would just pay it. Not worth a battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masood View Post
    This is the crux I think. If you were subbing to him, I think legally it's his responsibility. Especially if he prevented you from testing. I'm not a lawyer though!

    If it's just the cost of patching a couple of ceilings then I would just pay it. Not worth a battle.
    spot on Mas.always test my work out,but when someone has a crazy schedule,floors boarded 1 minute after you solder the last fitting problems arise,as old as I am ,lesson learnt be carefull who you subb to,dont mind banging the plasterer a few quid to put it right,but the guy who I was helping out is cramming to much work in and is bound to come unstuck,and had a 6 grand claim last month due to rushing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheff paul View Post
    the guy who I was helping out is cramming to much work in and is bound to come unstuck,and had a 6 grand claim last month due to rushing..
    Sounds like one to avoid mate. His cockups will end up damaging your reputation...
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    There is no excuse for not testing any pipework that is going to be concealed. Besides, if I asked someone to come and help me with a job, then I'm afraid all the responsibilities rests with me. I dont think I will be calling him ''my friend'' when he is trying to claim off you for his problem. Don't give him your insurance details.

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    Patching? I'd say a full skim is need afterward IMHO.

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