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Sep
20
comment What are some of the best books/resources on home inspection for first time home buyers?
lots of good detail in your answer, +1
Aug
1
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Jun
23
comment Why does my house carry sound so much?
+1 for the ASCII diagram. Sorry I don't have an answer for you.
Jun
15
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Jun
9
comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@Lev Bishop: I feel it's worth mentioning that LED lights can produce a better quality of light (even if the particular linked to bulbs do not). Many LED lights have a CRI over 90.
Feb
8
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
@Frustrated in op - This is still happening, I have not solved it. Roofers tell me that the moisture barrier (has a special name I cannot recall) has been breached by ice dams and it requires repair/replacing at this point.
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
Judging by how much water is on the ceiling, and how much is on the windows, I would say this is not the case. Temp in that room is 55-60* F and relative humidity is 40-60% (I happen to have measured). The windows themselves do not have much moisture/ice on them.
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
The wall and ceiling are quite chilly, yes. The whole room is quite cool. I have left it unheated and closed up for most of the winter. Although, last night I opened the door and vents and the water droplets hanging from the ceiling have dried up.
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
I'll get up again and take a closer look (tough to get all the way to the edge), but that is exactly what has me confused. Where I would expect to find evidence of a leak - in the insulation above - I do not. I can move the insulation and see the wet ceiling, but there isn't wet insulation above it, nor wet trusses.
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
It sees some wind, but that seems like a long shot. I can see from the attic the ceiling board that's wet, and frankly the soffit vent isn't exactly close to it, plus it's substantially lower so the snow would have to travel upwards more than I'd think it could.
Jan
10
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Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
It certainly seems to be below freezing, but I haven't measured. Not sure how it might be on a sunny day. Snow on the roof has melted on some warm days, but there's frost on the tips of the nails poking through the roof, and a couple spots near vents where I could find evidence of very minor leaks that water was frozen in the insulation (very small amounts).
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
The attic is cold. I do have soffit vents, and in some areas baffles are used. the insulation is loose and so I simply moved it where it touched the roof. There's no significant ice under the overhang. Possibly some I have not seen (haven't yet waded through the 4 feet of snow in the yard to get close), but there couldn't be much (can see it from the street).
Jan
10
asked How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
Dec
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