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  1. Re: What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    I placed a call to some "Leak Detector" spe******ts in the area. *** -- $450 for 2hrs to find the leak? Apparently, they have some specialized equipment that will pin point a leak -- if there even...
  2. Re: What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    it's a tile floor over plywood. Unfortunately, there is no easy access. I would have to tear something up to get at it one way or the other. For some reason, I don't think there is a plumbing...
  3. Re: What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    Thanks, Spruce! One more question for you. I am assuming that I am also dealing with wet insulation -- which may cause the drying out process to take even longer?? If I set up a de-humidifier,...
  4. Re: What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    Just a quick update. I taped the plastic to the ceiling and left it for 2 days -- no condensation on either side of it. I also went out and purchased a cheap moisture meter from Home Depot...
  5. Re: What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    I'll do that, Thanks! I am a bit concerned that the ceiling still feels cold and damp after 3 months already. The only thing is that the damp spot has not grown -- but it still feels cold and...
  6. What to do about a damp spot on 100-year old plaster ceiling?

    Hi Folks! Here's my situation. This February, I noticed some bubbling/peeling paint on my ceiling; at that time, I sc****d it all off to reveal a damp spot. The damp spot was approximately 3...
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