I was finally starting to remodel my small garage shop when the Ice storm hit. All that snow was bad enough but then the ice. I was able to install a 60amp sub panel and run some 220v and some 110v 20 amp in half the shop. Now I have to turn my attention to the fact that it rained in the house. I had cleared most of the snow off the roof before the ice storm but the ice did it in. I had plans to gut the living room next year but I have to do it now. The ceiling is still very soft after three days and I don’t want mold to grow so it’s time.
It was about 6am when I heard the drip, I walked into the living room and the floor was soaked. It was running down the walls, ceiling and light fixture for about 10 hours. I did put holes in the ceiling to drain and channel it. I also went into the attic and stapled plastic to the under side of the rafters to channel it from there. The attic insulation was soaked so I pulled that out as well. The insurance adjuster wont be out until the 10th so I called the roofer to come make a temp repair. Well that’s what I’ll be doing for a while. My wife thinks this was planed so I could do it now. LOL.
-- Bob K. East Northport, NY