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    Question Contractor / Construction Mags- What is Wrong with this Drywall?

    This photo is from a house I'm purchasing. The drywall at the ceiling is bowing at the studs. The inspector isn't sure what the cause is but thinks it could be heat from the wood stove.

    Any ideas what the cause could be?Click image for larger version. 

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    Too many ceiling cats waiting for one to masturbate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
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    Is there any water damage up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepHelmet View Post
    Is there any water damage up there?
    Not as best as anyone can tell.

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    Could be leaks running down the joists. It's fixable.
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    Looks like the ridge is not supported correctly.
    Or the rafter are undersized, or both.
    There don’t appear to be collar ties.
    I would check the exterior walls and see if they’re way out of plumb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Could be leaks running down the joists. It's fixable.
    Water likely entering from the stove exhaust and running down the joists. The water pooled at the connection and the drywall got a bit wet there and sagged. Obviously it wasn't enough to wreck the ceiling.
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    Whatever it is, seems like having painted sheetrock behind a wood stove might need some correcting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    Looks like the ridge is not supported correctly.
    Or the rafter are undersized, or both.
    There don’t appear to be collar ties.
    I would check the exterior walls and see if they’re way out of plumb.

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    Thanks. If that is the case what would the fix be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    Water likely entering from the stove exhaust and running down the joists. The water pooled at the connection and the drywall got a bit wet there and sagged. Obviously it wasn't enough to wreck the ceiling.
    That was my thought. Apparently the inspector found a flashing issue at the chimney roof connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Thanks. If that is the case what would the fix be?
    Buy a different house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    That was my thought. Apparently the inspector found a flashing issue at the chimney roof connection.
    If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...

    As far as joists sagging, if that was what you saw right at the wall, it either means the joists aren't connected to wall (they should be on top of the stud wall) or the stud wall is failing. Both are highly unlikely. That and sagging joists would take the drywall down with it, the joist is the only thing supporting the drywall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Thanks. If that is the case what would the fix be?
    Nuke from orbit. Or see other thread and get a thermos sized device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    Water likely entering from the stove exhaust and running down the joists. The water pooled at the connection and the drywall got a bit wet there and sagged. Obviously it wasn't enough to wreck the ceiling.
    Been there, done that. Sorta. Had a leak in the roof show up in a rafter in the middle of the dining room. I'd stick a nail in it to see if it's a soft spot. Just need to reseal the flashing. Maybe, as the inspector noted.
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    I looked at a few places around Targhee. Lots of complicated roofs with valleys. Lots of ice damming. I would look at your roof style. May be a little more complicated than the flashing.
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    youd be dumb to buy that house something is seriously wrong
    but ask for 50k off the price or walk
    I'll be up right after closing charge you 80k to fix it and you better have a hot housemate already living there preferably 32 and blonde I'm not too picking about breast size
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    You'd think the inspector could stick a moisture meter in there and TELL YOU whats going on. A chimney or exhaust leak (heat) inside the framing can cause condensation. I had to replace a basement drywall ceiling for a boiler flue separation between floors. The amount of water streaming out from the condensation was impressive.
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    Might also check if soffits are properly vented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    youd be dumb to buy that house something is seriously wrong
    but ask for 50k off the price or walk
    I'll be up right after closing charge you 80k to fix it and you better have a hot housemate already living there preferably 32 and blonde I'm not too picking about breast size
    I'll spend the winter fixing your problem and banging the hottie you set me up with eating all the food in your fridge no processed foods please organic prefered
    an ounce ever two weeks and leave the bong on the coffee table
    I wish the contractors around here were this honest about what I need to make projects in my house worth their while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    I looked at a few places around Targhee. Lots of complicated roofs with valleys. Lots of ice damming. I would look at your roof style. May be a little more complicated than the flashing.
    I dont know how many times I've been framing a house and though "good luck with that". Hope the roofer knows what he's doing. It happens quite often in mountain towns where the homeowners use a architectural firm that isn't based in the mountains.

    I'd make them cut a chunk of sheetrock out of that area to get a better look.

    Or just buy it and hire fred.

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    Just live with it. Embrace the ceiling cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    This photo is from a house I'm purchasing. The drywall at the ceiling is bowing at the studs. The inspector isn't sure what the cause is but thinks it could be heat from the wood stove.

    Any ideas what the cause could be?Click image for larger version. 

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    I would get on a ladder and remove that sound screen. Get a cheap borescope offa amazon, hooks to your phone, and look down in there.

    My $2 bet is on a leak at the exterior flashing has run in and down, prolly spread across to another rafter in each direction where it meets the wall. The construction of the exterior, specifically - is it built such that snow may sit in a valley right there for an extended time.

    I can fix that in a few weeks for 79k. Partial to freckled redheads. Local references.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    I would get on a ladder and remove that sound screen. Get a cheap borescope offa amazon, hooks to your phone, and look down in there.

    My $2 bet is on a leak at the exterior flashing has run in and down, prolly spread across to another rafter in each direction where it meets the wall. The construction of the exterior, specifically - is it built such that snow may sit in a valley right there for an extended time.

    I can fix that in a few weeks for 79k. Partial to freckled redheads. Local references.
    Solid advice right there. (I'm not a contractor, but I stayed at a holiday inn express last night).

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