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Subject: Leaky roof

Leaky roof

From: Craig Fansler <fanslerc>
Date: Friday, September 4, 1998
Eleanor Cook <cookei [at] conrad__appstate__edu> writes

> We have a potential disaster on our hands: part of our roof is
> needing to be replaced and it is leaky in a random way.

In 1997, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library experienced similar problems
with water leaking into the building from the roof and faulty
drains.  The library rented space in a local commercial cold storage
warehouse, and packaged all the wet books in boxes until they could
be transported by freezer truck to a freeze drying company.  The
boxes of books were kept in a freezer at approximately 30 degrees.
This was quite successful and we had no health department problems.
Our leaky roof was repaired immediately, and the interior ceiling
tiles were removed and replaced.

Craig Fansler
Preservation
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 7777
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
336-758-5482

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