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Old 12-12-2011, 01:47 AM   #1
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Kitchen ceiling leak..

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

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
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Look at the bright side Bob, at least you won`t get bored this Winter! Good luck with the project.
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At least it wasn't a popcorn ceiling like we have down here. That should not be to much trouble to repair but still is a pain cause it could have been prevented during construction.

Good luck with your project.
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Oh, the joys of popcorn ceilings. I like the look but putting them on is MESSY!
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Oh, the joys of popcorn ceilings. I like the look but putting them on is MESSY!
You need to try taking one off.
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When we bought our current home a few years back, it was a true 'fixer upper'. We brought it up to the current trends, but within months we were hearing of people peeling off the ol' popcorn. Oh well.

Have fun with the project Bob!
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You need to try taking one off.
Piece of cake compared to spraying one on.
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The only "popcorn" I see in my future will be with my beer when the project is completed!

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The only "popcorn" I see in my future will be with my beer when the project is completed!

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Good choice. Make sure it dries out before patching.
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ahhh...we have popcorn and I have a few lingering repairs.....like the overflow from the HVAC....No basements here so the water heater and HVAC units are in the attic...joy....they have pans under them but the leak at the seams - go figure....so now I have a badly stained popcorn celling....

You want to hear the really stupid thing.....before I had my HVAC replaced 2 years ago the overflow pans drained into a sewer pipe in the house....well they changed code so you could no longer do that....soooooo....they put a sensor in the unit that shut it off if it backs up into the pan.....BUT - no where to drain the water....it just sits and eventually leaks out! How in the word is the average person supposed to get that out? Luckily I had a shop vac and got it out...but seriously?

haha...oh well...that is the joys of home ownership!
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