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    Default Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    I find some of my most interesting finds above acoustic ceilings. I ran across this beauty on an inspection today.

    When I popped a ceiling tile in the basement I saw a trough someone had constructed out of cardboard boxes, nailed to the underside of the floor framing and filled with expansive foam. I popped a few more tiles and followed the trough to its starting point where the drain from the master bathroom sinks entered the trough.

    What would possess someone to superinsulate a common drainpipe like this?

    By the way, I did observe a stain on a ceiling tile below the trough but I saw no evidence of an active leak. Could someone have gone to this much effort to try to hide a plumbing leak?

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    Default Re: Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    Thats a master pice Bruce... As to the stain... Yup

    Best

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    Default Re: Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    That looks like about $300 worth of Great Stuff!

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    Default Re: Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    That is DIY soundproofing!

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    Default Re: Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    I would say that is "Rocky Mountain High" at its finest.

    rick


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    Default Re: Going Overboard With Great Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    That is DIY soundproofing!
    I think you hit on it, Scott. I had not thought of that but it makes sense. That part of the basement has sofas, TV, stereo, etc. Thanks.

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