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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #16
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Floors pushing up and causing humps


Have to agree with the others. Looks like moisture is causing this.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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Please check with someone on that gas line. I may be wrong (quite possible) but I believe that gas line being galvanized is dangerous.It was probably ok when it was done. But since then I think it has been outlawed. Maybe someone on here knows for sure or maybe go to plumbing and ask about it.
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Sorry I checked and from what i can learn you are still allowed to use galvanized pipe for gas lines.
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Sorry I checked and from what i can learn you are still allowed to use galvanized pipe for gas lines.
Thanks for checking. I know several years back galvanized was still ok to use, but I haven't had any need to check in a very long time.
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I live in a 1960's conventional foundation house in the south. the past 5 years or so during the summer my floors have been pushing up in certain sections of the house. I'm not sure what the problem is or how to fix it. I've got to do something before I trip over the hump. I can provide pictures if needed.

First thing go to Walmart buy a $9.00 hygrometer put it in the crawl space and if readings when a/c running are 55% or more that is your problem. Definitely a/c drain under home is problematic and certainly the cause of this buckling. There should be ground cover in crawl spaces BUT if not a problem prior to a/c certainly that is a clear signal. Find someone, a wood installer should have one, with a moisture meter and find out what the mc of the wood is reading for the most part should be between 6% and 9% depending on whether you are in an arid area or a humid area. The colder the a/c runs the more condensation is converted to water and that is not good if going under the house.

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