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    Default Gutter in the attic!

    This is from an inspection today. This is a gutter that is attached along a chimney in the attic. Apparently the owner could not stop the leakage around the chimney so he fabricated a small gutter. Attached it to the brick and then attached a drain to a gallon jug!

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    This is from an inspection today. This is a gutter that is attached along a chimney in the attic. Apparently the owner could not stop the leakage around the chimney so he fabricated a small gutter. Attached it to the brick and then attached a drain to a gallon jug!
    Looks like he could use a larger jug.

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Only leaked on the one side? Or is this a wrap around porch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kleisch View Post
    Only leaked on the one side? Or is this a wrap around porch?
    The other sides also leaked, but they are on the outside.

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Dummy. You want to use a big shallow pan so the water evaporates in the summer, for zero maintenance.

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Dummy. You want to use a big shallow pan so the water evaporates in the summer, for zero maintenance.
    My thoughts too ... and set that shallow pan on some brick which will heat up and help the evaporation.

    I also wondered how many inches of rain he gets to the gallon?

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Who puts carpet on the attic floor?

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    This is from an inspection today. This is a gutter that is attached along a chimney in the attic. Apparently the owner could not stop the leakage around the chimney so he fabricated a small gutter. Attached it to the brick and then attached a drain to a gallon jug!
    Now, I ask you. Did you get paid from Walmart for the advertising. That whole scene looks like the Walmart shoppers photos you always see floating around. And the Walmart box along side it all. You just cannot make that stuff up.

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Who puts carpet on the attic floor?
    It soaks up the leaking water and let's it evaporate without leaking down to the ceiling below.

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    I do have to applaud the guy's creativity. I just wonder if he disclosed that as a leak or not .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson Beisel View Post
    I do have to applaud the guy's creativity. I just wonder if he disclosed that as a leak or not .
    I'm sure they did.

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    Under AMENITIES, OTHER, they listed RAIN WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    So, you wrote up, "Replace jug with condensate pump"


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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    Now, I ask you. Did you get paid from Walmart for the advertising. That whole scene looks like the Walmart shoppers photos you always see floating around. And the Walmart box along side it all. You just cannot make that stuff up.
    Nope, this is proof that we just do not make this stuff up. It's stuff like this that make this a fun profession. Finding stuff like this just makes your day!

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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    You guys have no appreciation for a good cistern system and that saving our planet's resources is a grass roots mandate that starts at one's home


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    Default Re: Gutter in the attic!

    Nice Humidifier

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