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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    How bad are we talking? And how did you notice it? Do you have HVAC in the attic?

    The moisture is coming from somewhere. And the age of the roof means nothing. One shingle can blow out of place in a storm and that is all it takes. Also the attic fan could be another culprit. Go with a flashlight and follow the water stains, it will lead you to the point of entry.
    Thanks for the advice, no HVAC I'll take pics and post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    I just found mold in my attic... I'd rather have the raccoons.
    Mold sucks. I had a small pipe leak in my basement a few years back and because I had all of my stuff up on pallets, I didn't notice it.

    By the time I noticed, I removed the pallets and had a load of mold. Fortunately it was in the only unfinished part of the basement where the hot water heater, oil burner and storage are.

    I removed everything and bleached the ever living crap out of the place. I'm sure the attic is much worse.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmitexxi View Post
    that's why I'm against placing a tree close to my house, keep these fvcker and squirrels outta my house
    I have two trees close to the house. One of me can be seen in the picture and is right near where the f***er tore through the roof. Both friggin' trees will be cut down soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Damn... I was just up on the roof and I wanted to get close to take a picture.






    The next thing I know, I see two eyes staring back at me in the dark.
    I was a little freaked because I know that raccoons are nocturnal and if you see them awake during the day, that could mean they are rabid.






    Turns out that was the least of my problems.



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    dammm that is a big gulp of funneh.

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    more new tenants


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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    How bad are we talking? And how did you notice it? Do you have HVAC in the attic?

    The moisture is coming from somewhere. And the age of the roof means nothing. One shingle can blow out of place in a storm and that is all it takes. Also the attic fan could be another culprit. Go with a flashlight and follow the water stains, it will lead you to the point of entry.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Thanks for the advice, no HVAC I'll take pics and post them.
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    Lack of ventilation is a huge culprit in causing mold in attics and crawl spaces, you need plenty of venting along the eves and at the ridge line of the roof to allow for convection ventilation, the power fan will help but you mite want to put it on a timer rather then just a thermostat.

    What happens is the attic gets hot due to the sun and then cools at night causing condensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post

    A rooftop cat door for Chance ... Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Chance! Look out for Sandusky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    What happens is the attic gets hot due to the sun and then cools at night causing condensation.
    Hence ridge vent.

    I just spent the past week insulating a 6,000 sq ft attic. It was awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Hence ridge vent.

    I just spent the past week insulating a 6,000 sq ft attic. It was awesome!!
    A house with a 6,000 sf attic? Can't be.

    You must have sweat your cajones off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    way to make lemonade out of lemons
    what the frack! fracken racoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Last night my wife told me that it looked like we had roofing shingles on our back deck. So I looked and sure enough, there were some pieces of shingles on the deck. I figured during one of the recent storms, a branch nailed the house and broken one.

    So I climbed onto the roof today and I see aabout a one square foot area completely ripped of all shingles. I new it had to be an animal. Then I looked at the back of the house and there was another spot like it.

    Except this one had a nice size hole dug right through the roof.



    It's times like these when I miss GMC's pure intellectual genius.
    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Damn... I was just up on the roof and I wanted to get close to take a picture.






    The next thing I know, I see two eyes staring back at me in the dark.
    I was a little freaked because I know that raccoons are nocturnal and if you see them awake during the day, that could mean they are rabid.






    Turns out that was the least of my problems.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Hence ridge vent.

    I just spent the past week insulating a 6,000 sq ft attic. It was awesome!!
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    You must of been blowing it in, that's a lot of insulation.

    Attics can get up to 140 hot degrees. Definitively want to take advantage of cloudy days and early mornings when doing attic work.

    I hope it paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Hence ridge vent.

    I just spent the past week insulating a 6,000 sq ft attic. It was awesome!!
    Jeebus. What was the square footage of the home? And this was in Buffalo? Was this, like, the King of Buffalo?

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    Thwack!!! Just heard the trap catch the first one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Thwack!!! Just heard the trap catch the first one!!!
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    You better check to be sure, might want to take another pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Thwack!!! Just heard the trap catch the first one!!!
    When I was on the verge of buying my first (and present) house, my friend Gary advised me "The problem with owning a house is that everything in the freaking world wants to get into it." Absolutely correct. From sun to water to snow to ice to damp to bugs to critters of every shape imaginable, your home where they want to set up shop. Owning a house is a constant struggle against becoming a landlord to a bunch of non-rent paying nature deadbeats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    When I was on the verge of buying my first (and present) house, my friend Gary advised me "The problem with owning a house is that everything in the freaking world wants to get into it." Absolutely correct. From sun to water to snow to ice to damp to bugs to critters of every shape imaginable, your home where they want to set up shop. Owning a house is a constant struggle against becoming a landlord to a bunch of non-rent paying nature deadbeats.
    Yea but Cross can make fun of them w/ his mad photoshop skilzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Would that count as one of my "conquests"?

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