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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Leaky Ceiling


last week we had a leak in our laundry/mudroom ceiling ! It wasn’t a bad leak but a leak none the less. so Papa pulled the ceiling down and checked it out ! Found where it was coming from. He figured that the heat and cold return in the roof was causing moister build up on the outer wall and that caused the leak and it didn’t  have a proper vapour barrier !



  So Papa tore all the old insulation and plastic and some wet boards and let it dry out for a few days .



                         Empty kitty liter buckets come in handy !




This farm house was build in 1895 ya never know what was used in the buildings in those days!

After all that Papa put a new vapour barrier in ,new insulation , plastic and sealed it all up again and looks like new and no more leaks !

                                Until next time, Hope you have a great day !

                                            Country Gal


Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Do you know how blessed you are to have a handy guy around the house? A job like that would have cost us here around 1,000.00 to fix and that is if we could find someone on short notice and then trust their work and that they did not claim they had to do more and hike up the price.

My hat is off to your talented hubby! Give that guy a big hug and kiss and bake him something special.

Bravo to the handyguy.

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Red said...

Old places and past renovations can be a complicated issue and harder to fix. You have to do what you did and tear it down to the basics and redo it from scratch. Like the photos.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You're right about builders from long ago--If they only knew then the trouble they would cause NOW! :-)) But I'm glad the leak is fixed, and I hope you have a good day!!

West Side of Straight said...

Oh don't ya just hate when things like this happen. Yes, you're lucky to have a hubby that can fix almost everything. He's a keeper, as is mine. Glad that job is over and all fixed. Have a great week now. jo

grammie g said...

Hi Elaine...I woke to a dripping sound yesterday morning, and found the ice back up on the roof had found a way in grrrr! Up on a ladder playing with that most of the day!!
Glad your's was fixable..I am going to have to keep an eye on mine and keep a pale ready lol..

Gone Country said...

Oh, the joys of an old house! But, they have so much more character than today's newer homes.

How nice that Papa was able to find the reason for the leak and to fix it! Glad it wasn't anything more than that!

Patsy said...

It is good to have it fixed. And Papa is a winner.

Muffy's Marks said...

Lucky you, to have a hubby who is so handy. Unfortunately, his skills were to repair, rather than create something new. Glad it was an easy fix.

Gail said...

You are so lucky to have such a handy man.

We have a leak, hubby gets a bucket.