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MLADAMS

07:31AM | 01/22/04
Member Since: 01/21/04
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Help...Our house is on three years old. Last winter we didn't have this problem but but recently we have been able to see the wall studs through our drywall. Our ceilings are vaulted and that is where we could first see the studs but now in the past couple of weeks it seems to be traveling down the walls. We do have a wood burning stove could that be causing the problem? Our house is located on the tope of a hill with no wind blockage could that be the issue? Please advise…Shelly

Piffin

06:25PM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Cold thermal bridging can happen at stud locations because they do not insulate as well as the fibreglas or whatever. So, being colder, they atract minute amounts of condensation which can provide a sticky surface for soot to settle into. All wood stoves smoke slightly. If you smoke cigarettes or burn candles, that adds to the problem
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