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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, [ profile] 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!"

Date: 2012-10-30 01:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zdenka
D: Well, that's no good.

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

Date: 2012-10-30 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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*

Date: 2012-10-30 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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.

Date: 2012-10-30 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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.


Date: 2012-10-30 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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 :)

Date: 2012-10-30 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy wetvac, Batman!

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

Date: 2012-10-30 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm amused that you guys have insulation branded Manville.


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