Dad & I have been steadily chipping away at taping & mudding the attic for the past week. We were cruising right along last night when we came to this innocent looking wall.
Then, dad noticed that the floor was wet in that bottom left corner of the picture.
After searching both sides of the wall for the source, we figure that it's coming in somewhere next to the chimney, then running down the sloped wall & out to the floor in that corner. We've had some crazy cold weather & the temps were a little bit higher yesterday than they have been, so we're thinking somehow some condensation is getting in there. It doesn't leak when it rains, so we're pretty sure it isn't a leak in the roof. Anyway, we're going to have to tear out a couple of pieces of sheetrock & all of the insulation in that area to get to the bottom of it. Lame.
But, because I'm all about finding silver linings...the good news it that it's the only spot in the attic that's having issues...we can keep taping & mudding the rest of the space!
Speaking of that space (& to end this post on a happy note) here are a couple more progress pictures.
I'm hoping to have it ready to prime & paint around Christmas. Cross your fingers we can get this moisture issue figured out soon. If any of you have ideas or suggestions, please let me know!