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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 11:48am on 07/11/2009 under ,
For many months, my house has suffered from a strange leak onto the ceiling above the basement window. (This matters more than you might think--I have a full, finished basement that we use as a kind of recreation room.) It usually (but not always) materialized when we had a long, soaking rain, sometimes (but only sometimes) coming in badly enough to soak the ceiling tile and wet the windowsill below (which is already looking the worse for wear--sigh).

[EDIT: This isn't the first time I've tried to do something about this leak. I'd previously called in my regular Handyman Guy, but he wasn't able to trace the origin of the leak, and his suggestion--replacing the gutters that run across the rear side of my house--is expensive and didn't appear as though it would be successful.]

This morning, I had two guys my regular Handyman Guy recommended come in to look at it. It appears that there's something called a "toilet vent pipe" that connects to this area and has a cracked gasket. There's also a crack in the area around my chimney also (something Handyman Guy had put in a temporary fix on in order to halt the leak in [livejournal.com profile] esrblog's office). They can fix both pretty cheaply next week. Yay!

In other news, my neighbor down the block now has his turkeys and Pilgrims in place for Thanksgiving.
Mood:: 'relieved' relieved

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