Spectacular waterfall... IN MY FURNACE ROOM!?!?!

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  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I have had enough of rain. 11 inches in 2 days. I was glued to that stupid 16 gallon shop-vac all Saturday Evening until Sunday Morning, non-stop. Vac, dump, vac, dump. A bit of a break (I could step away for an hour) Sunday, then again vac, dump, from 5:00am Monday till 3:30pm. This is the first time I've ever had the freaking air ducts to flood like that.

    Now the fans are blowing over the carpeting to dry it out, and I'm finally starting to get back to normal (Normal for me, anyway) mentally. It was hard to sleep when one could face another wave of rain at any moment. At least I don't have to deal with the major river flooding that so many others do.

    Boo to El Nino, and boo to Global Warming, and SUPER-BOO to the Gulf Stream Water Train making whistle stops on top of my house!!!!!!!
  2. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I've been doing much the same, though not as rigorously. My seepage area is about the size of a single bed.

    You might want to get a Rug Doctor and go after your carpet with a vinegar and/or hydrogen peroxide solution, as an anti-mold measure. Professionals will probably tell you the only way to be sure about that is to float the carpet and blow air under it to get to the padding directly. (I've also read that this isn't necessary for small amounts of relatively clean rainwater)

    Either way, it totally sucks.

    [waits for wiskas to chime in]
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Saving carpets and drywall only pertains to a slight amount of moisture damage.
    With that much water, if carpet or drywall is involved, mold is inevitable. If it's just on concrete then get a hold of a good dehumidifier, set it low enough to not capture a lot of the ambient humidity and run it for a week. In a basement what is going to cause mold is the constant humidity more so than the water.
    The best mold killer I can think of is a product called '30 Seconds'. Be careful, mix 50/50 with water. It will burn your eyes and sinuses. You can put it on wet surfaces.Treat all surfaces that are wet, then after that is dry spray with ZEP Clear Shell to prevent mold from returning. If drywall is wet you'll need to totally remove it, remove and toss any insulation, dry and treat the wood behind it. After you're sure that is totally dry then replace the drywall and insulation.
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  4. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    At least the carpet downstairs doesn't have any padding or thickness. Coming downstairs this morning, the area near my computer is already mostly dry, so I've repositioned the fan to face opposite where it was.

    Our walls are cement rather than dry wall, so yay me, I guess. :)
  5. log1c

    log1c The Underwriter

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    Dude that sucks. Very sorry to hear. We've had rain in the southeast with unseasonably warm weather, but avoided the flooding, tornadoes, wild fires and everything else that Republicans insist aren't happening.
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    :(

    Booooooo......urns.


    Sorry man.
  7. JZL

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    Wow. The Mississippi still hasn't crested. They're predicting near record (1993) levels.
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    Every news report about the flooding in Mo. gets me worried for Goofus. You still dry Goofus?
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  10. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I'm alive. And dry. I'm far enough from the Mississippiippisssiiis... river... Though standing water flooding is more of a problem nearby. I'll have pics of Edwardsville Road in a bit. Getting back into schedule is happening slowly. Windows 10 taking a dump, and my having to reset, then reinstall all my cra... stuff, at around the same time as the Great Leaking, has put a crimp in all my online activities. Edit: When Windows 10 says all your data is just where you left it... DON'T BELIEVE IT FOR ANY FRACTION OF A MILLISECOND!!!!!!!

    Edit: Pics of Edwardsville lake...er... road. This is all normally just absolutely dry land.
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    log1c says thanks for this.
  11. mistawiskas

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    Glad you're dry. I was beginning to wonder.
  12. log1c

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    Glad you made it out with only having to resort to cannibalism twice. They say you can never have enough dog food saved for a "rainy day", boy were they wrong, #amiright?
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    I hear SoCal is wet.
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