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algernon 02-20-2007 05:59 PM

Hello from Vancouver, Canada
I am new to home repairs and maintenance and am enjoying doing a lot of things that I used to pay someone for. So far I am pretty cautious (no electrical work, for example), but a lot of the work is simple, once it is demystified.
Vancouver is one of the rainiest places in North America, so water leaks are a huge problem here, and we have just had major storms that have forced water into places that used to be waterproof.
And of course you can't fix a leak until the area is dry and warm, which is not possible.
Any tips on leaks gratefully accepted.

Ron The Plumber 02-20-2007 06:27 PM

Hi algernon.

Post your question in a forum which applies to your situation for a faster reply.

Welcome to the Chatroom.

slickshift 02-20-2007 07:40 PM

Welcome Vancouver

redline 02-22-2007 06:50 PM

Where are the leaks?

roof, basement, walls...

algernon 02-22-2007 07:07 PM

along the edge of the upstairs deck, a torchon membrane with wooden decking over it. The deck slopes in a little, as the house has settled, and so the water pools there. It comes down a bit into the floor below along two of the walls.

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