What's the most fricked up rot, mold, decay or infestation you've ever seen?

What's the most fricked up rot, mold, decay or infestation you've ever seen?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This but someone harvested them from their toilet ring and fried them up.in a pan

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The cum towel was pretty nasty

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so I can just contaminate my enemies / shitty landlords place with oyster mushroom spores? kek

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      beats sardining your apartment for sure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        can't get enough of them deenz

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I thought the new meta was anchovy powder in the carpet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      beats sardining your apartment for sure

      >I brought mushrooms in my apartment and now I have *GASP* mushrooms in my apartment!

      >The consequences of my own actions!

      Wait... you're telling me that with these mushrooms I can use my sloth and decay to farm a high protein diet for free at this time of year, at this time of day, localized entirely within my bedroom? That sounds like an autistic superpower

      Motherfrickers really believed an alarmist facebook post from a woman named kimberly. If you have enough moisture problems for mushrooms to grow in your house, you already have mold. Surfaces would literally need to be damp to the touch for fungi to grow like this, not to mention you'd have to be intentionally spreading the spores inside your walls.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also the reason why tasty edible varieties of mushrooms aren't just growing everywhere for the picking is that they need a very specific environment and where that ideal of temperature, moisture and nutrients exist there's about a zillion other fungi that will colonize the area unless it is scrupulously clean before being inoculated.

        And even when the colony you want is established it remains susceptible to those other fungi.

        Thise pics of people growing edible mushrooms that thrive on baseboards and other crevices is like the idea that you can just toss vegetable seeds in the wild and they'll all grow to maturity without anything eating them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >tasty edible varieties of mushrooms aren't just growing everywhere for the picking
          Black person have you ever been in a forest

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That guy doesn't even have a yard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kimberly was the pink power rangers name you frick and i had a toddler boner for her

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Habeeb it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wtf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shitty landlords place
      Was just thinking about doing this to 70% of houses in auckland/new zealand lmao that'd accelerate the housing crisis real frickin hard

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, if you got a dehumidifier and can get it down to a intolerable level of dryness , fungi cant do shit.

      https://i.imgur.com/tC85qH7.jpg

      What's the most fricked up rot, mold, decay or infestation you've ever seen?

      worst ive ever seen must have been cases here in Sweden of "serpula lacrymans", aka dry rot. Supposedly the real kind of dry rot is particularly nasty because the fungi builds its own root system, where it transports water and materials (typically lime) from the foundation which it uses to generate some kind of acid to break down the different parts of the wood structure.

      There have been cases so bad of this shit, that houses have had to be burnt down to prevent the spread of it, supposedly... Either way, definitely nasty as frick to have, it hides in the dark too so it can grow through the walls and floors without you knowing you have it.

      Not to mention that it severely deteriorates/rots wood extremely quickly, and can be a huge danger in that sense as the house can eventually collapse.

      Most moisture damage though, dont worry me for a moment. But keep an eye on the moisture in your basement, and run a dehymidifier if you need to. Anything abouve 60% air humidity is a problem in a basement.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I brought mushrooms in my apartment and now I have *GASP* mushrooms in my apartment!

    >The consequences of my own actions!

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Got sent out to get some doors operable in an old unoccupied apartment building once, probably early 1920s era...it was four stories and built around a central courtyard with all the front doors facing inward along balconies...

    You could smell it ten feet away from the service entrance, but when that door was opened just a tiny bit there was an overpowering stench of ammonia and general funk/must that wafted out and literally set me back on my heels.
    I got my bearings and took a deep breath and opened it again and went inside far enough to see that every balcony and its railings and in fact every horizontal surface or fixture was packed full of roosting pigeons shoulder to shoukder. On the ground underneath the balcony edges there was a running pile of feces and loose nesting material about 18" high that you could tell had been compacted by its own weight and years of exposure to the elements into a mostly solid mass.

    I got the GTFO'd and went back to the shop and people there could still smell it on my clothes just from that 20 second dash a dozen feet into that *exterior* courtyard.

    I guess the place had been passed back and forth between a bunch of absentee investors for years, it was valuable property but it was a scraper...I guess someone had finally complained about the smell and the current owner getting those doors working was part of an attempt at keeping the city from condemning it outright and giving them time to correct the infestation and claim they were doing a "renovation".

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most indoor air handlers in the southeast are full of mold and you’re breathing that in whenever you’re indoors. All ice machines are filled with mold.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wait... you're telling me that with these mushrooms I can use my sloth and decay to farm a high protein diet for free at this time of year, at this time of day, localized entirely within my bedroom? That sounds like an autistic superpower

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >decay to farm a high protein diet for free at this time of year
      Mushrooms are delicious but very low in calories and are mostly air. They're the potato chip of meat. I love mushrooms and have grown oysters. I do recommend them.

      Consider it more like gardening tomatoes. It isn't like potatoes where you can get a year's of calories from a small garden plot.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes but you're basically feeding them the structural wood of your house so it's not a long term solution

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't the mushies absorb or leech the treating chemicals in treated wood (making them inedible)?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Someone post the “load bearing walls” thread from a year or two ago.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my only regret is that fungi dont eat concrete

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    finding a dead body that had begun to liquify, you can smell the blood and rot and the flies that land on your face (that were on the body) suck on you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, few years ago I was walking my dog on a trail and he suddenly refused to go further and acted weird, I look ahead a few yards and there was a dead bloated raccoon that looked like it could explode at any moment.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to work as a "limo driver" which was code for collector of gruesome festering, maimed and murdered dead bodies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you were for the Police or the EMTs?

      Not really your job but I saw a good documentary once about the private forensic cleaners who are hired to clean up murder scenes after the bodie/s have been collected (your former job) and all the evidence has been photographed and collected.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    mold wise, it was a home I went to in order to get rid of rats. they had black mold growing on pretty much an entire wall of a cheaply made addon.

    worst infestation I ever saw involved bed bugs. you have to look everywhere in a home for bed bugs and I do mean everywhere. Typically they are concentrated in only a few spots though.
    but these bed bugs were EVERYWHERE. they were behind almost every picture frame, inside smoke detectors, even falling from the crown moulding on the walls near the ceiling.
    I have complete faith in the shit we use but that was one of the few times I took my clothes off in my front yard and immediately threw them into a bag with a Nuvan strip.

    Another time was termites in a home being renovated. they removed a large portion of drywall and then called us out there. pretty much the entire wall between the garage and home proper had galleries and tunnels with live termites.
    they are replacing all the wood in that wall now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What do you use? I use PT Alpine for fleas after I read that it's what the exterminators use. But I'd have thought there's some heavy duty, license required stuff that kills every bug within a mile

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        we use PT Alpine for fleas as well, in addition to spraying baseboards and carpet with another product but I forget what it is since Im just the rat and termite guy.
        that said when we do flea stuff it's generally a restricted entry interval for the home/apartment for 3 hours iirc.
        cause if you breathe that stuff in it won't kill you but it will definitely make you ill

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        we use PT Alpine for fleas as well, in addition to spraying baseboards and carpet with another product but I forget what it is since Im just the rat and termite guy.
        that said when we do flea stuff it's generally a restricted entry interval for the home/apartment for 3 hours iirc.
        cause if you breathe that stuff in it won't kill you but it will definitely make you ill

        I think your description matches permethrin pretty well. It’s not a repellent but a CNS poison for insects. It soaks into wood and stays there for 2 weeks killing new hatchlings as well.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you are mom

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    House had six layers of roofing including the original 150+ year old cedar shake. The area around the chimney was so rotten that when it rained outside, it rained inside.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This but unironically.
      The entire country is damp. The vast majority of houses are ancient, relatively speaking. Insulation is shit. Everything is damp. Everything is moldy. To find a house without mold, you either have to have insane luck, or it has to be some posh brand new build, either in the center of the city or your own built to careful specifications, because cheapo new builds that are being erected just for mass housing are not in any way better than 30's tier housing. You will get mold and you will like it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        all the bongs always talk about how their houses are brick + brick veneer with a gap in between...im sure it smells great in there.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Euro houses are generally solid. Bong houses were just built in a place where the entire country is a giant wet bog, but without any extra consideration for that.
          Wood + plasterboard houses would probably rot even faster. Here you get mold on top of the bricks, I can imagine wooden walls just rotting from the inside out.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It'll be even more fun in a few years when everyone's wall cavities have been filled with spray insulation and the cavities are too blocked to do their job

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ours is breezeblock internal and brick external with cavity. 90s house and zero mould issues.

          This but unironically.
          The entire country is damp. The vast majority of houses are ancient, relatively speaking. Insulation is shit. Everything is damp. Everything is moldy. To find a house without mold, you either have to have insane luck, or it has to be some posh brand new build, either in the center of the city or your own built to careful specifications, because cheapo new builds that are being erected just for mass housing are not in any way better than 30's tier housing. You will get mold and you will like it.

          i think the main issue is that the houses are old yet modern materials and techniques are being used to """renovate"""" them e.g. external insulation, cement used on buildings made with lime mortar, etc.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >>>/b/

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Went to a client's house to attach a pergola to an existing outdoor covered area.
    The builder used normal 6x6 posts and didn't put the spacer in the simpson ground bracket, so they were basically on the ground.
    On top of that they wrapped the posts with vinyl siding and did a stucco trim footer around the bottom, so there was no way for water to escape.
    The first 4 inches of both posts were basically a pile of rotted wood, you could have kicked them out and the whole thing would have fallen.

    We replaced them with 10x10's and did it correctly, pushing the whole thing up on bottle jacks.
    The far end of the existing structure had sunk about 3", we raised it 5" to get our posts in then dropped it 2" to get it level.
    Jacking it up was terrifying, but we ended up with a great source of jokes about "structural stucco"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you charge extra?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, it was part of our bid and design to replace them with our own before we even started work on site.
        Just terrifying to think that any small thing could have knocked it over at any point, it was like 20' x 20' worth of roofing supported on one side by rot piles

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What spacer?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's supposed to be a spacer platform between the ground and the wood so that it's not resting on the ground
        Granted the house build was maybe 20-25 years old, but it was a slap-dash mcmansion type of place

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We had mushrooms growing out of our ceiling a couple times and 5he black mold spores hospitalised my mum a couple times.

    Interestingly we had 2 different spices growing out of two different places.

    I'm being lazy rn but I might post pictures of the roof tomorrow.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Explains your typing habits (or phoneposting).

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