|Forum topic by RetiredCoastie||posted 12-11-2009 04:21 PM||1554 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
12-11-2009 04:21 PM
Got a call from a neighbor yesterday saying that water was pouring out of my garage / wood shop. Took 30 minutes to get home, fire dept had already shut off water at the street. Laundry room in the house was flooded as well as the garage. Delta bandsaw totally soaked. Cleaned up water in laundry room, was able to shut off water to outside water bib, found that a two foot section of pvc pipe in the garage ceiling wasn’t insulated when the house was built 9 years ago. took my wife and I 8 hours to clean up all the standing water, pulled out all wet insulation above garage and have a box fan and portable heater blowing into garage ceiling to dry it out. Squeegeed out water from garage floor. Wiped off band saw and sprayed with WD40 and will try to save it. I’ll be inspecting all my other woodworking tools for damage from the high humidity in the garage now.
I’ve called a couple of water damage cleanup companies to give me estimates on pulling down drywall and insulation and drying out the structure inside laundry room and re-insulating and new drywall (take about two days to get them out because of all the other houses ahead of mine), probably cost about $5000.00 with $1000.00 deductible.
I would like to say thanks to LJ Saksman and my neighbor for the help they gave my wife and I.
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