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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2012 09:18 pm
dammit (Frankenstorm)


We have a drip. In the third-floor ceiling.

Well, now we have a hole.


It's been enlarged since this pic.

EDIT: So yeah, a little repetitive sound while we were watching TV turned out to be a slow drip onto my laptop keyboard (which appears to have sustained no damage). One drop at a time was seeping through a hairline crack in the plaster. We moved cruft and furniture, rmd cut into the ceiling (which I would not dare do, but hey, I'm not a former electrician!) pulled out insulation and stuff, and found what *appears* to be a small leak of wetness driven sideways by the wind, as opposed to a serious roof problem. We hope. A bucket is in place.

ObSubjectLine: And we left the TiVo paused shortly before Gene Wilder says, "The name! Is! Frankenstein!"


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lignota
lignota
L'Ignota
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)

D: Well, that's no good.

I hope your household manages to stay relatively dry until the storm passes.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)

It looks like a bucket under it will suffice for now, but no idea what'll happen as the storm comes closer!


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kimberlogic
kimberlogic
Cat of LOVE!
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)

Yikes, that's no good. I hope it doesn't get any worse tonight. Let us know if we can help in any way. *hugs*


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rmd
rmd
regis
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)

It looks pretty low key. We've got a bucket in place but I think we'll barely need it if the wind stays at sane levels.


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cz_unit
cz_unit
Musings from the CZ unit
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)

Interesting. It was about this time last year when I felt the drip drip while in the bathroom. Turned out a 2 inch hole had been burned in the roof by leaves. Replaced roof, replaced one board, no problems in this hurricane.

Might be something simple as a knocked out shingle, can be replaced without doing the whole roof pretty easily.

C


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koshmom
koshmom
Karyn
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)

Is there a crawl space accessible up there above the hole? Sometimes you can just put a tarp up there to allay the drip until the storm is over, and sometimes the tarp will just keep the water from ever bothering you again. Sometimes you might need a drip pan to catch the water, cheap aluminum lasagna/serving trays from costco work great for that cause. Ask me sometime how I know :)


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whitebird
whitebird
Occam's Pump-Action Shotgun
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)

Holy wetvac, Batman!

I hope it's just a little leak and not anything major.


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evwhore
evwhore
Zorak
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)

I'm amused that you guys have insulation branded Manville.


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