If I were there and could see it directly, I might not either, because
then I could conclusively judge the condition of the OSB and the siding.
Lacking that, since OP isn't sure enough on his own, I can only
recommend the safest course of action which is to exclude the
possibility of Pete's hypothesis.
The possible ramifications of being wrong are too serious to recommend
Or lit it over there to be closer to the door/kitchen and saw what
happened and moved it back real quick and kept their mouth shut! :)
Fits w/ kids very well, or even a neighbor or friend "helping out"...
Look at the original picture carefully. Judge the width of the wall
between the railing and the door based on the 4" wide outlet. Check the
width of most any grill. Now as yourself how radiant heat from a grill
parked there didn't damage the rest of the siding over to the door, and
how that radiant heat caused the damage to continue back past the
railing which clearly presents a radiant barrier.
Yes, looking again on a CRT monitor it does look like discoloration.
Not buying that one. Based on the size of the outlet next to the door,
about 4" which makes that wall section about 24" inches wide, the damage
is too far back to align with a grill. Heat from a grill would be almost
entirely radiant from it's housing so a grill parked there would have
radiated heat farther towards the door. I also note that the damage
appears to continue back past the railing making radiant heat from a
grill even less likely.
Bad conclusion, particularly given the ease of inspection since the
siding is down already, and the consequences if you're wrong.
We'll just have to wait for the results of inspection.
No, you attacked my analysis before there was any discussion of
discoloration. The discoloration doesn't change the conclusion of that
analysis either. Discoloration doesn't negate the conclusion and the
conclusion is supported by significant other evidence.
False. I disagreed with your analysis precisely *because* of the
It should, if you were intellectually honest and hadn't formed your
conclusion first and gone looking for evidence to support it. The visible
damage is greatest on the outside. There is less damage visible on the Tyvek
than on the siding. There is less damage visible on the OSB -- none, in fact
-- than on the Tyvek. All this points to an external cause.
Your conclusion isn't supported by *any* evidence.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
craig t wrote:I guaranty that this wasn't like this two weeks ago. I've
lived in the house 2 years. I have no little kids nor do my older
children hang around on the deck. I charcoal grill about 18 feet from
where the damage is.
----------------------------------- lmao.. i bet
somebody did it with some heat source and is not going to tell. lucas
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