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Old 8/2/18, 7:06 PM
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Default Re: Found with thermal

When I find confirmed moisture with IR and a moisture meter as in the first two images I always try to determine the source. The moisture was on the ceiling in a upstairs closet and when I entered the attic I saw the refrigerant lines above the closet and I though Ha, I have the source but I had not been on the roof yet and that was my next stop as I was not satisfied that the refrigerant lines could leak that much condensate. The digital pic is where the leak was from,tree limb damage and someone had cut the limbs back and did not repair the damaged shingles. If I had been on the roof first I would not have needed my IR its pretty obvious what was happening.
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