I've got fungi growing behind the cooker

  lotvic 11:12 09 Nov 2010
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Do I send for Builder as well as a plumber and Gas Fitter?
I've got fungi growing behind the cooker - leaky pipe in stud wall (must have been dribbling for a very long time)
The gas pipe for the cooker is fitted to the wall that backs onto the bathroom so can't just see to it myself.
The fungi are 2 types, bit like mushrooms but no stalks one is nearly as big as palm of my hand.
I've looked them up and they are the type that grow on rotted wood.
Floor is concrete so no floor boards thank goodness.
Kitchen base Cupboards are going to have to be removed as well :(

  ella33 11:18 09 Nov 2010

Dry rot?

  ella33 11:19 09 Nov 2010

Strangely it grows in damp conditions but needs fairly swift intervention.

  lotvic 11:24 09 Nov 2010

No thank goodness, it's Peziza vesiculosa I think.
Still got to identify the other one.
I'm going to take a picture of it.

  961 11:26 09 Nov 2010

Gas fitter first. If the existing gas pipe does not have a flexible bayonet fitting so that it can be disconnected to move the cooker, then get him to fit one

At the moment I guess there's not mush room to work

After that you'll be able to see just what is going on

  rdave13 11:40 09 Nov 2010

Some dry rot images; click here

  jakimo 12:25 09 Nov 2010

Having had this problem in two properties,its probable that the mushrooms are feeding off the timber in the damp\wet stud wall.

cut out a section of the plasterboard to see if this is the case,rotting timber can be treated,unless it has gone very spongy\crumbly in which case it must be replaced

  sunnystaines 13:49 09 Nov 2010

treat it asap, the spores will not be good for the health of your family.

  Quickbeam 14:00 09 Nov 2010

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  lotvic 14:21 09 Nov 2010

Now I'm worried, Here's the pictures, what do you think?
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  john bunyan 14:22 09 Nov 2010

These people should identify the fungi:
click here

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