Re: [genpcncfir] Ernesto
- 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.
> '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
> Original Message:
> From: Carol Singh csinghworthington@...
> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 14:06:56 -0700 (PDT)
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> not want to use my Homeowner's. Water is the kiss of
> death to an insurance policy. Where a home is
> 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
> the inspector to get my attic, utility room ceiling,
> flashing, and damaged roof leakproof.
> Anybody who has ever lived through a nightmare
> this knows all too well where you're coming from.
> Later, Carol
> --- jonefa <jonefa@...> wrote:
> > I had a bedroom ceiling leak from
> > a half gallon of water the last four hours of the
> > storm.
> > Man came to fix the leak yesterday and said it was
> > "hurricane" leak, no evidence of where it leaked
> > 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.
> > man crawled all over the attic yesterday and
> > 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
> > the only thing he can think of where the water
> > 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
> > door and look out to see how storm progressed.
> > Grandson slept through the whole thing. I would
> > 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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