Developed a little moisture leak in my ranch stick home kitchen ceiling this weekend, thinking my roof was the root cause (new roof 18 months ago) ..... boy was I mistaken!
Well, the root cause is my master bath vent duct! Apparently condensation can build up in the duct and of course looks for a place to get out. Buried under the insulation I found a section of flex duct that had been wrapped in duck tape attempting to cover up a pre-existing section of damaged duct when the house was built ... what a hack job!
After a little internet research on my "new project", I found out that solid duct should have been used because the length of the run, and that the all
of the duct should be covered or wrapped in insulation (a 10ft section wasn't protected by insulation).
Since I have two bathrooms, I plan to uncover the other duct run and check it as well. The worse
part of the job will be the ceiling drywall repair, I hate drywall work!!!
Yep, it's a wonderful day in my neighborhood