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Re: [genpcncfir] Ernesto

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  • Carol Singh
    Dear Bob, I love your interpretation! Yes, indeed. Want to know if something is done properly, then let nature take its course. The result gives a person a
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 7, 2006
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      Dear Bob,
      I love your interpretation! Yes, indeed. Want to
      know if something is done properly, then let nature
      take its course. The result gives a person a very
      different perspective on quality control.
      Later, Carol

      --- "bforbes@..."
      <bforbes@...> wrote:

      > 'Bout 15+ yrs ago I moved to Charlotte in time to
      > catch the only hurricane
      > that's ever hit that city and missed Pitt County --
      > which was Hugo in
      > 1989... the Cat 4 storm that blasted Charleston in
      > the early evening and
      > then roared thru SC straight for Charlotte at 35
      > mph. This was one of the
      > fastest land speeds ever recorded for a hurricane,
      > making the winds on its
      > east side 100+ mph compared with <60 mph on the west
      > side. Anyway, its
      > east side was screaming through my section of
      > Charlotte by the wee hrs the
      > same night, and I was on the top floor of a 3-story
      > townhouse that was
      > shaking and grinding with the gusts. I saw a huge
      > oak tree go down outside
      > the front window just before the lights blew out.
      >
      > My top-floor bedroom had a gable roof that developed
      > a big water stain
      > right under the peak soon after the storm, but this
      > one continued to get
      > wet after every hard rain, sometimes dripping on the
      > bed. Turned out that a
      > small section of the roof cap had been sheared off,
      > even though I had not
      > lost a shingle or anything else. It was small enough
      > to be missed the first
      > couple of inspections until the persistent leak
      > forced the contractor to
      > look very closely. He believed that one fastener got
      > missed when they put
      > the roof cap on, and that was just enough for the
      > 100-mph to wind to work
      > up under it and lift it off!
      >
      > I also found it interesting that the storm blew out
      > uptown office windows
      > here and there in what appeared to be a random
      > pattern, but surely it was
      > picking out the weak ones where the builder missed a
      > nail or fastener, or
      > strip band of adhesive. Mother Nature's construction
      > quality control!
      >
      > Bob Forbes
      > bforbes@...
      >
      >
      > Original Message:
      > -----------------
      > From: Carol Singh csinghworthington@...
      > Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 14:06:56 -0700 (PDT)
      > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Ernesto
      >
      >
      > That's what happened to me with Hurricane Gaston. I
      > came home to find my utility room a wading pool. Not
      > having lived in the house a month, I was really hot.
      > I had had the place inspected as a condition of the
      > sale and was told that the roof was good for nine
      > years at least.
      > After some calls back and forth, I finally got the
      > inspector back to look at the damage. Naturally, I
      > did
      > not want to use my Homeowner's. Water is the kiss of
      > death to an insurance policy. Where a home is
      > without
      > insurance, the mortgage company is sure to call, and
      > that's another headache on top of the one with the
      > water. Therefore, I was as tenacious as the JAWS in
      > not letting go. Months later I succeeded in
      > persuading
      > the inspector to get my attic, utility room ceiling,
      > flashing, and damaged roof leakproof.
      > Anybody who has ever lived through a nightmare
      > like
      > this knows all too well where you're coming from.
      > Later, Carol
      >
      > --- jonefa <jonefa@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I had a bedroom ceiling leak from
      > Ernesto....leaked
      > > a half gallon of water the last four hours of the
      > > storm.
      > >
      > > Man came to fix the leak yesterday and said it was
      > a
      > > "hurricane" leak, no evidence of where it leaked
      > or
      > > how the water got in, except that it left a stain
      > > about a yard wide on the ceiling. It has rained
      > > since the leak happened, and not a drop fell.
      > Repair
      > > man crawled all over the attic yesterday and
      > walked
      > > all over the roof. Didn't even put a tarp on the
      > > roof because he said everything was dry. Going to
      > > replace the whole ceiling and put silicone around
      > > the flashings on the roof because he said that it
      > is
      > > the only thing he can think of where the water
      > might
      > > have accumulated. That accompanied by the wind
      > > blowing....I think they said it was about 45mph
      > > here.
      > >
      > > This house is very tight, I didn't even hear the
      > > wind blowing or it raining. I had to go to the
      > back
      > > door and look out to see how storm progressed.
      > > Grandson slept through the whole thing. I would
      > too,
      > > but the water fell on me on my bed!
      > >
      > > All's well that ends well.
      > >
      > > Faye Hays
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > > removed]
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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