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Old 5/25/18, 11:35 AM
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Walk-In closet had a noticeable black stain on the ceiling away from attic opening. When I popped the attic access I found the insulation around the opening was blackened.

Does this look like mold or smoke damage?
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Old 5/25/18, 12:05 PM
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Poor gasket is allowing house air leak into the attic .
Stains are a combination of a smoker , cooking fumes and possible no stove ,bath room & dryer ,Vent to the outside .
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Old 5/25/18, 12:08 PM
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Poor gasket is allowing house air leak into the attic .
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Old 5/25/18, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Roy,
Attic access is on second floor.
The kitchen is on first floor and other side of house, 1st & 2nd floor bathrooms vent outside, same for dryer.
Maybe current owner is a closet smoker?




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Old 5/25/18, 12:20 PM
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Thanks Roy,
Attic access is on second floor.
The kitchen is on first floor and other side of house, 1st & 2nd floor bathrooms vent outside, same for dryer.
Maybe current owner is a closet smoker?
It acts just like a return filter that never gets changed. Dust alone will do it.



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Old 5/25/18, 12:54 PM
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Thanks Chuck,
That seems about right.




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Old 5/27/18, 7:25 PM
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Perhaps it is a sign of a closet meth smoker.



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