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Update: no apparent leaks after patching some seams

Since my last post, I put some roof patch material on the seams in the valley (see photo linked in a previous post). Last night, we had a fair bit of rain about equal to the amount that produced a...
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Posted By FriendsForever

Thanks, again. The roof to the right in the...

Thanks, again. The roof to the right in the "valley" photo is an addition from 2004 (to the left is also an addition from at least the early 1990s). I don't think the newer shingles on the right are...
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Posted By FriendsForever

That explanation does make perfect sense. Here's...

That explanation does make perfect sense. Here's a photo of the valley (https://1drv.ms/u/s!AreMm8Nk5sog0UsIyB5DJSzY2vBN). Any thoughts on how to find and fix the problem with it? I don't know how...
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Posted By FriendsForever

Thanks for the reply. It does lack kickout...

Thanks for the reply. It does lack kickout flashing. However, it's not on the wall that has water intrusion. There is step flashing on that seam, so I don't know how the water would intrude into the...
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Posted By FriendsForever

Water intrusion on door jamb under eave overhang

It rained a little yesterday after dry summer. We had water dripping from the door jamb in a stucco-sided wall that has an eave that overhangs 6" horizontal and maybe 2" vertical. The gutter is not...
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Posted By FriendsForever

Sorry. The short version: How does one exhaust...

Sorry. The short version:
How does one exhaust hot air in summer from a room with a high, peaked ceiling with no attic or insulation without also making the room even harder to heat in the winter?...
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Posted By FriendsForever

Exhausting air from vaulted ceiling with no attic or insulation

Hi. We bought this house in December and put off getting mini splits until we could see what the different parts of the house would be like in summer (mini splits because central air couldn't make it...
06-12-18, 05:19 PM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Yeah. Thanks. I guess you're right. I guess we...

Yeah. Thanks. I guess you're right. I guess we will buy a flush cleanout (removable) cap and put the concrete up to that level.
Mike
06-12-18, 10:48 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Help identify a pipe (black PVC) in our yard

https://imageshack.com/i/po0LclzqjWe really need to identify this pipe that's Play strangely in front of the garage side entry door in our yard. It's black PVC with a cap that measures about 5 inches...
02-26-18, 10:49 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Thanks for the suggestion. Marking is a good...

Thanks for the suggestion. Marking is a good idea, but I already put a foot through one ceiling panel, trying to crawl around on there (no room to stand up), so i don't want to take any chances. I've...
02-21-18, 08:25 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Marq, Thanks for the suggestion. When you say a...

Marq,
Thanks for the suggestion. When you say a 2x6's perpendicular to the current structure, are you thinking of something elevated above the batts, laying flat like a platform, or are you thinking...
02-21-18, 08:17 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Bud,<br /> You suggested perpendicular...

Bud,<br />
You suggested perpendicular &quot;joists.&quot; Are you thinking of 2x6's standing on their edge so that it looks just like regular joists in an attic? That seems to be different from a...
02-20-18, 10:46 PM
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Posted By FriendsForever

How to insulate an attic with no joists

I am trying to figure out how to insulate the following attic space:
A portion of my house has partial faux vaulted ceiling with an attic above the faux ceiling. I want to insulate that attic. The...
08-21-17, 09:08 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Just to provide closure on this thread: We've...

Just to provide closure on this thread: We've decided not to buy this property due to excessive deferred maintenance and foundation issues. This just means that I will never be able to provide more...
08-18-17, 10:03 PM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Thanks for your replies, everyone.&lt;br /&gt;<br...

Thanks for your replies, everyone.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
I guess the best I can do is give a link to the images:&lt;br /&gt;<br />

Right side of the wall...
08-18-17, 09:37 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Nope, didn't know that about photobucket. Thanks....

Nope, didn't know that about photobucket. Thanks.
We cannot access the property again before the end of the contingency period. I do have some photos of the attic in the inspection report, but I...
08-18-17, 08:30 AM
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Posted By FriendsForever

Can I remove this partial wall?

My family is buying a house in another state (CA) and have had little access to the interior. It's an old house, and at some point there was a small addition to extend the kitchen. The addition left...
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