Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,546

    Default Attic temp indicators

    Back in the 50's, Douglas Fir 2X4's with pitch pockets were used to measure attic temperatures. This one was hot.

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Member Benefits1

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,246

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Douglas Fir 2X4's with pitch pockets
    We always called that "kindling" and it was good for that.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,546

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    We always called that "kindling" and it was good for that.
    Timber cruisers carry a chunk of that in their vest pocket for fire starter. i've been trying all day to remember the term for it, is it a 'punk"? Or a "peck"?


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,246

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Timber cruisers carry a chunk of that in their vest pocket for fire starter. i've been trying all day to remember the term for it, is it a 'punk"? Or a "peck"?
    Not sure, but a "peck" is 1/4 of a bushel.

    There was a bushel and a half in our family.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,546

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    A large family, then.

    The term is "noogy wood", just in case you ever go timber cruising, don't forget your survival kit. Noogy wood and a lighter.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    1,078

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Here in the south we use the term "Lighter wood" or "Fatwood".

    We don't grow fir but we grow a lot of pine. Pine resin is the basis for turpentine. Old pine stumps occasionally become saturated with resin. Small splits will burn even when wet since the resin is burning not the wood. Pencil size will burn for more than 30 minutes.

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lake Barrington, IL
    Posts
    1,363

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Timely topic as we head into summer.

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Eric Barker, ACI
    Lake Barrington, IL

  8. #8
    Ted Menelly's Avatar
    Ted Menelly Guest

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    Timely topic as we head into summer.

    I do not see what the problem is. The charcoal will keep the air nice and fresh in the attic and when someone steps on the plywood they will just be adding a new roof top vent to get rid of the heat


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Posts
    1,072

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    We don't grow fir but we grow a lot of pine. Pine resin is the basis for turpentine. Old pine stumps occasionally become saturated with resin. Small splits will burn even when wet since the resin is burning not the wood. Pencil size will burn for more than 30 minutes.
    That's how the name "tar Heel" came about. They use to drag the tree's down the street in the town of tar heel leaving that goo for you to walk in it.
    At least that's what the old folks there tell me anyway.

    Mike Schulz License 393
    Affordable Home Inspections
    www.houseinspections.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    1,078

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    I have heard the story that a NC regiment bitterly held a location during a particular civil war battle refusing to retreat. The Northern Agressors made some comments that they held the position as if they had tar on their heels sticking them in place.

    Logging and the making of pine pitch to seal ships was a major industry in the Carolinas in the early years before the American Revolution. The term Tarheel could also be somehow linked to the pine pitch industry.

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,246

    Default Re: Attic temp indicators

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •