Anyway, haven't heard back anything and have the time off now - sohere's a log/diary:10:30am
I went ahead and was able to pull off the rigid foam boards - the ones I just put in yesterday - were easy to take off - (glue was still wet) - there are 8 boards that were done a week ago - and they were much harder - I needed a crow bar. Unfortunately 3 (thus far) of the board cracked in half while prying off.
Now that I have access to the area directly next to the wall - I can cut straight up, and when I put the rigid foam back on -the 2" of rigid foam should cover the hole.
I used a reciprocating saw to make the cut, and then a screwdriver and rotary tool to clear out the now detached but wedged in DW piece11:30am UNFORTUNATELY
, I didn't realize that there is a hot water pipe directly above this (actually the DW ceiling is pushing slightly against the pipe - I'm guessing that this is also a soundproofing issue on it's own)
THOUGH - If you're wondering how I ultimately came to realize that the pipe was there....you guessed it - started to feel how water pouring down on my hand- I accident cut the pipe!!
First emotion - OH MYYY!!!!! All my guarantees to my wife - that my work is safe, and won't cause any damage... worth nothing - I'm DOOMED.
Next thought - I have a friend who's a plumber - maybe he can do me a favor and come over right now before the wife gets home.
Next thought - Internet is faster - Google ... read up a bit- HEY I might still have some left over epoxy... YEP - PHEW! Call upstairs - ask daughter to turn on the hot water for me - "Is everything OK?" she asks - uh oh - she's on to me - the wife will know! "Yep, just testing something" I assure.
I cut out a larger section of the DW to get a better look - I can see where the leak is coming from ... just a pin hole. Applied the epoxy
- now waiting for it to cure (an hour) and then retest
heart beat returns to normal.
you can see the hot water pipe in the pic in the post above (in black / dark grey insulation) - shame I didn't notice it before :-)11:45am
In the meantime - the surrounding DW is wet - feels like clay - will this dry? Or should I cut it out to prevent a mold issue? Oh well, I have an hour ... start cutting - this time - no reciprocating saw- only the rotary tool, jab saw, and a screw driver - and be VERY careful.. As I'm doing so, I start singing in my head the song BigM's referenced to me- "just what makes that little old ant / think he can move that rubber tree plant/ everyone knows an ANT CAN'T move that rubber tree plant/ but he has ... HIGH HOPES, he has ...."
OK cut out the wet DW
Now - about that pipe- I'm guessing it's a sound proofing concern - vibrations from ceiling - go directly into the pipe (which is resting on the ceiling) and through the house - so I am cutting out the DW below that.
In all it should be just slightly above a 2" gap - which should be covered by the rigid foam, also I'm building a wall inside of this anyway12:45pm
- Just tested - and the epoxy seems to hold!! Is this a permanent solution? i.e. I can go ahead an close it w/ rigid foam, 2nd wall?