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  1. Ok, I posted a while ago about the brownish liquid and condensation problem. As the winter gets colder the issue is way worse. I have included these photos as requested, any ideas?? I am about to replace the crappy windows to see if it helps, but after that i don't know what to do. Again, moisture under siding, rusty nails, high humidity and water droplets in attic etc.. HELP! HOW DO YOU ADD PICS??
  2. ok. update, so i went up in the attic.. and found water droplets on a bunch of the nails. it seems to be the worse right over the attic access (nails quite rusty droplets bigger) but I crawled around up there and it is spread over a wider area. the attic is only about 3-4 feet high and about 30 feet long. the house has dormers and has a steep pitch on the front and flatter on back (ill put pix up of it on monday). I have a guy coming by with the infrared gadget to assess where heat loss is since it HAS to be heat from house making it to the attic, there really isn't any other explanation sine the attic has plenty of flow from soffit to ridge, no plumbing or water source and it has all new insulation and HVAC ductwork that has been sealed and wrapped. I guess my question now is can this humidity be causing the rear wall to bleed?? if so how do you fix it. i am trying to avoid replacing the siding, Celotek, etc. but also by reading the earlier posts, the issue is the worst between the 2 upstairs bathrooms. I already have plans to remove the 2nd floor windows which are single pane with storm windows, and replace with Low E double pane gas filled vinyl replacements come january.. any tips, don't have a large budget, but tired of the contractor run-around.
  3. blue ridge fiberboard i believe.. Wouldn't the plastic vapor barrier prevent the moisture inside from permeating through though? And again the inside humidity levels are fine. Woke up this morning my attic temp was 44 with 69% humidity?? dry as a bone outside, I think its all a related issue, but have no clue even where to start.
  4. unsure.. we bought the house 4 years ago. it was freshly painted. didn't notice this till after we a really bad winter back in 2010. it seems very daunting of a job and really expensive to fix.. got a quote for redoing all of the siding and rewrapping house for about 40k.. no way i can do that..
  5. ok, so short of tearing down all the walls is there a fix? I had a guy use a moisture meter, and it was dry in the drywall, and on both sides of the plastic sheeting.. the inside of the Celotec was dry but as he pushed it through towards the outside.. the meter pegged bout half way through celotex. so it's weird that the inside walls are dry, but the moisture seems to be between the celotec and the siding.. The hunidity in the house is great and never overly high. I have 2 little boys, so its the mold that worries me.
  6. I have a house built in 1983 with Seletex? sheeting and masonite horizontal siding. As soon as it gets cold outside, i also get that brown liquid coming out from the siding. it is the worst around the two bathrooms. To go with this, I have noticed the bottom 3 or 4 siding planks to have rusty nails, and you can see the siding bowing a bit higher up on the wall. The colder it gets (42 in the attic this morning) the higher the humidity which was 65%. No roof leaks, bathrooms vented, i put in a new ridge vent and increased the size of the soffit vents to increase flow. there are no water pipes or anything in the attic.. I will say that the house is constructed as follows: drywall, then sheet plastic, then the insulation &framing, seletex, and siding. I have already spent a ton of cash trying to figure this. also replaced all of the insulation in the attic as well. Al of the contractors around here give me a different answer...Oh yeah, the interior house humidity is never higher than 40-45% if that helps.
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