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Cory Wolfe

Well, That's Interesting...

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So I was up in my attic the other day... seeing what boxes I still had for my diecast models (trying to sell some of them... will be a thread about it soon). I've been up there before, but I noticed something for the first time. Well... I'll let the picture speak for itself...

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Appearantly, my house caught on fire once. Couldn't have been within the past 15 years or so, though. I think I would have noticed something like that... above where my bedroom is. It just caught me off guard. But it really makes me wonder...

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BV:

You walked right into that one.

Why is it that people on this GM site don't yell "fire" every single time a Pinto is mentioned but they constantly rag on the Fiero? :rolleyes:

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Yeah... but I'm used to it. :D

Anyways, Chris, that's exactly what I said when I saw that... I can't believe that's the roof over my head. I mean... damn... I have to sleep under that?!?!? What if... we get a light rain? Is it going to collapse? Holy $h!! :P

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Why is it that people on this GM site don't yell "fire" every single time a Pinto is mentioned but they constantly rag on the Fiero? :rolleyes:

Because BV likes Fieros and 'Fiero' is Spanish shorthand for "Dios Mio! Mis en Fuego!"

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speaking of attics i live in the house where my dad aunts and uncles live and i foun my uncles initials sawdered into a runnign board in the attic. (when i was being my dads attic rat for cable wires! lol)

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Attics in old houses have an interesting smell. The smell of old wood and dusty memories. It was like heading off into another world when I ventured up into the attic of the old farmhouse.

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Just a thought: Don't let your house insurance company know about the fire damage...they may make you tear-out and repair all of the damaged material (inclusing structural beams??? yikes!) in order to renew your coverage.

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Because BV likes Fieros and 'Fiero' is Spanish shorthand for "Dios Mio! Mis en Fuego!"

I don't "Habla".

My first language is Slovakian, when I came to the USA I learned English. If all the other immigrants followed those rules the world would be a much better place.

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I don't "Habla".

My first language is Slovakian, when I came to the USA I learned English. If all the other immigrants followed those rules the world would be a much better place.

Fly's a hispanic immigrant who can't speak English now? :huh:

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Fly is a Model Minority, fresh off the chow mein boat and fluent in English, Cantonese and Spanish. Which is only part of the reason he's so damn cool.

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>>"Is it going to collapse?"<<

Fire damage in the pic doesn't look overly compromising, but the rafters are 2x4s and there's no ridge board or crossties. That's about as minimal (and far from current code) as you can get in a roof. What size are the ceiling joists above your room- hopefully 2x8s, and what is the distance from the roof peak in the pic to the 'floor' where you were standing?

Curious how the damage is in one bay but not the next- must've been either a divider wall or the unburnt roofing/rafters were replaced (with old boards).

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I don't "Habla".

My first language is Slovakian, when I came to the USA I learned English. If all the other immigrants followed those rules the world would be a much better place.

:rolleyes:

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>>"Is it going to collapse?"<<

Fire damage in the pic doesn't look overly compromising, but the rafters are 2x4s and there's no ridge board or crossties. That's about as minimal (and far from current code) as you can get in a roof. What size are the ceiling joists above your room- hopefully 2x8s, and what is the distance from the roof peak in the pic to the 'floor' where you were standing?

Curious how the damage is in one bay but not the next- must've been either a divider wall or the unburnt roofing/rafters were replaced (with old boards).

Yeah... it's old, which explains all that. I'm not sure of the size of anything, though. I'll have to check the next time I'm up there. As for the height... about 4 feet or so. It's just a crawlspace attic. The rooms it covers are 16 x 16 combined. It's small... I'm not really worried about it collapsing, but this house is unpredictable. :P And unexplainable in instances like this. I still can't make sense of it... :D

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