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    Default It's pouring out

    Poked the frame and sill though the damaged drywall with my trusty prod and this dirt just poured out. I've seen dirt here befor but not this dry and not so much and almost sandy.
    I,m thinking ant hill. Mud tubes would show up as tubes even if they had fallen down. And no Termite damage above.
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    Default Re: It's pouring out

    Might be vermiculite....another type loose block insulation. It runs out like sand.


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    Default Re: It's pouring out

    Never knew a brand name.....just always called it vermiculite. Thanks for the heads up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Poked the frame and sill though the damaged drywall with my trusty prod and this dirt just poured out. I've seen dirt here befor but not this dry and not so much and almost sandy.
    I,m thinking ant hill. Mud tubes would show up as tubes even if they had fallen down. And no Termite damage above.
    Any ideas?
    Wayne,
    I would say that either way it needs to be treated and the framing replaced. If it's termites the reason is obvious, and anytime we find an "ant hill" in the wall the framing always has damage from moisture.
    Unless the header runs continuosly across both garage doors, which it probably does not, then that small section of wall is carrying the load of the two headers and everything above it.


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    Default Re: It's pouring out

    good call on the Zonolite but appears to fine too be that, although it will go in as a possibility and need for testing.
    Definately not vermickulite( was that made by the Irish)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
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    Definitelynot vermickulite( was that made by the Irish)?
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    Wayne,

    Do you guys have moisture ants out there?


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    Dry wood termites?

    If so, that is A LOT of frass, and I mean A LOT!

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    Default Re: It's pouring out

    don't have DWT's up here but then again with all the illegals coming over the border thay might be coming up on the soles of their shoes. Or in those big bags of green weeds mabey,BILLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    in those big bags of green weeds mabey,BILLY?

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