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  • Posted in thread: Stain under windows. on 04-10-2013 at 09:32 PM
    The fact that efflorescence appearing requires copious amounts of water pass from behind the
    mortar and weep through that mortar outward, would give creedance to what the new contractors
    are saying. T...

  • Posted in thread: Stain under windows. on 04-10-2013 at 09:22 PM
    Peter; I've look at you photo a few times, and I'm still looking at windows. Have they been
    changed and are they new vinyl in old wooden frame?Yes. It is old wood fram cover with thin
    metal sheet. Whe...

  • Posted in thread: Stain under windows. on 03-30-2013 at 09:31 PM
    Stain under windows.After winter, the bricks under windows have white powder (efflorescence) as
    shown on the photo.When I bought the house last year and some contracts told me it was because
    the windo...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-30-2011 at 07:57 AM
    When you do get in there for this inspection, take a close look at the chimey while you are
    there. You may want to use a peice of plywood to slide out there.Thanks for suggestion. What is
    the reason t...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-27-2011 at 04:11 AM
    Peter, what Neal was referring to was the insulation in the attic, if it is wet or if it has
    been wet it will have a crusty texture to it. Check on the horizontal, both side of the
    chimney. You will h...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-26-2011 at 06:04 AM
    You do need to check your attic insulation over that wall and around your chimney for water.
    You need to check it for twenty feet.Do you mean a water insulation and twenty feet
    horizontally?What is th...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-20-2011 at 07:16 AM
    Peter, are you seeing any water spotting on the ceiling of the room inside the house?I did not
    find any water spot on ceillings inside the house and not under roof sheathing insdie the attic
    during ra...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-20-2011 at 07:04 AM
    Check for wet insulation around the chimney in the attic.Now, I realize that I don't know what
    is wet insulation around the chimney because I thought the wet insulation was ice memberance
    stick around...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-19-2011 at 05:53 AM
    Did you get the part about the cricket, that is the roof shape behind the chimney to devert the
    water.Yes, I have cricket (or: chimney saddle) behind the chimney and I found two 1" gaps
    between it and...

  • Posted in thread: why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney? on 05-11-2011 at 10:08 PM
    Finding the source of water leaks is sometimes, at best, frustrating. My suggestion is to first
    rule out the obvious.-Is the chimney properly step and counter flashed into the mortar
    joints?reply: I c...

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