Ice Storm Damage

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Blog entry by Bob42 posted 02-05-2011 02:50 AM 6690 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was finally starting to remodel my small garage shop when the Ice storm hit. All that snow was bad enough but then the ice. I was able to install a 60amp sub panel and run some 220v and some 110v 20 amp in half the shop. Now I have to turn my attention to the fact that it rained in the house. I had cleared most of the snow off the roof before the ice storm but the ice did it in. I had plans to gut the living room next year but I have to do it now. The ceiling is still very soft after three days and I don’t want mold to grow so it’s time.

It was about 6am when I heard the drip, I walked into the living room and the floor was soaked. It was running down the walls, ceiling and light fixture for about 10 hours. I did put holes in the ceiling to drain and channel it. I also went into the attic and stapled plastic to the under side of the rafters to channel it from there. The attic insulation was soaked so I pulled that out as well. The insurance adjuster wont be out until the 10th so I called the roofer to come make a temp repair. Well that’s what I’ll be doing for a while. My wife thinks this was planed so I could do it now. LOL.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 03:00 AM

Sorry to hear of this Bob. Sometimes its a mess when you know how to fix these things. You end up being the one to do the work. Maybe the insurance can pay to have someone else do it and you can focus on shop projects.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 03:42 AM

Wow, that looks expensive….

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 04:25 AM

Sorry to hear this. I was fixing a copper line behind my friends kitchen sink, we went to the store to get some supplies and his wife called. There was water coming from the ceiling. We get back and it was a waterfall. Well he tells me that when they built the house he decided to put the pipes in the ceiling so you call tell when there is a leak. I told him, that was pretty stupid, but who am I to say either way, it worked. Now he gets to renovate his kitchen and living room, kind of bitter sweet.

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 04:55 AM

Wish I lived closer so I could give you a hand Bob. Looks like you have some work ahead.

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 05:58 AM

Sorry to hear about your damage. I hope the insurance adjuster makes it right!

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 06:33 AM

Thanks to all, the pictures don’t do it justice. The Sheetrock is sagging over a large area and I’m hoping it stays up. May have to screw a board on it until the adjuster takes a look at it. What a pain!

Fonz: Thanks Buddie, sounds like a road trip! LOL

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#7 posted 02-05-2011 09:26 PM

With the weather were getting here in N.W.Mo. and what you have there….I’d be a long trip on a snowmobile..LOL Wonder what kinda MPG I can get out of a Ski Doo??? :)

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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