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Old 03-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Orange sap in attic...what is it?


Ive been preparing to do insulation in my attic when I came across this orange substance in my attic that looks like clear orange sap. I cant tell if its mold, insect related, honey, etc.....any ideas?


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It's from the rafters, which is made from pine which contains sap...nothing to be alarmed about.

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K, wasnt sure if it was clear mold or something. I found that and white eggs that I assume are gecko eggs in my attic today. That was fun.
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Looks like pine pitch to me.
Please tell me someone did not use a piece of pressure treated as a rafter.
Any nail that touch that piece of wood needed to be ACQ approved, if not it's going to just rust off shortly.
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Well not sure, the house was built in 1996 and we have owned it for 2 years now. That is the only peice in the attic that has that though
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K, wasnt sure if it was clear mold or something. I found that and white eggs that I assume are gecko eggs in my attic today. That was fun.
Gecko eggs? Where do you live? (should add that info to your account too)
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Gecko eggs? Where do you live? (should add that info to your account too)
Austin Texas, little white round eggs the size of marbles
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Looks like pine pitch to me.
Please tell me someone did not use a piece of pressure treated as a rafter.
Any nail that touch that piece of wood needed to be ACQ approved, if not it's going to just rust off shortly.
Didn't you know how structural that PT is....
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No ridge vent?
I would think in your area that would be a must.
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No ridge vent?
I would think in your area that would be a must.
Not sure of a ridge vent, there is a massive gable vent right there in the pic
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Not sure of a ridge vent, there is a massive gable vent right there in the pic
Depending on the roof layout, ridge venting is idea as it tends to keep the sheathing and attic temps more uniformly balanced when coupled with a proper size soffit vent.

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