Water on my bathroom ceiling...

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  1. Me

    Me Guest

    This morning while in the shower, I noticed a few water droplets on the
    bathroom ceiling near the window. As I looked further, it appear that
    perhaps a 6-7sq ft area was damp on teh ceiling. I checked other rooms on
    that side of the house and it didnt seem to be any water there.

    There was rain in my area from Fri til early Tue morning (~8 am) and I
    didn't noticed any water there last night. I guess this may be a stupid
    question, but is it a roof leak even when the water didn't show up for a day
    or so? I haven't had a chance to check the attic for where it could be
    coming from either. I have never noticed it leak in other heavy rain we had
    earlier in the summer.

    Thanks
     
    Me, Oct 12, 2005
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  2. "Me" <> wrote in message
    >
    > There was rain in my area from Fri til early Tue morning (~8 am) and I
    > didn't noticed any water there last night. I guess this may be a stupid
    > question, but is it a roof leak even when the water didn't show up for a
    > day
    > or so?


    Could be. It takes a while for water to soak through he drywall.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Oct 12, 2005
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    Mikepier Guest

    Could be just regular condensation. See if its still there when nobody
    takes a shower after a couple of hours. Do you open the window when
    taking a shower to let the steam out?
     
    Mikepier, Oct 12, 2005
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  4. Me

    Me Guest

    No I don't have a window open, but it has never condensed (?) before and i
    noticed the water on the ceiling at the beginning of the shower.

    I was think it might be condensation b/c it was pretty cold outsdie and all
    the windows had water on them, but none of the other ceilings in any room
    did, so I am thinking it isn't that.


    "Mikepier" <> wrote in message
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    > Could be just regular condensation. See if its still there when nobody
    > takes a shower after a couple of hours. Do you open the window when
    > taking a shower to let the steam out?
    >
     
    Me, Oct 12, 2005
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  5. Me

    Mikepier Guest

    Does a water pipe run above your ceiling? Perhaps it is sweating. Or is
    there an A/C unit in your attic that has a possible leak in the drip
    pan or drain pipe? Just throwing out suggestions.
     
    Mikepier, Oct 12, 2005
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  6. Me

    Me Guest

    No on both questions...thanks for taking time to respond.

    The only thing I can think of is there is a ventilation fan in the ceiling
    that has piping (similiar to what you would see on a dryer) running to a
    vent in the side of the house....~15-20 ft.
    The water doesn't seem to be the worst around the fan though. Unless it is
    leaking around the vent in the side of the house, and running down the
    piping....but as far as I can recall, the piping is laying on the attic's
    floor/insulation.

    Guess will have to wait to check it out when I get home....


    "Mikepier" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Does a water pipe run above your ceiling? Perhaps it is sweating. Or is
    > there an A/C unit in your attic that has a possible leak in the drip
    > pan or drain pipe? Just throwing out suggestions.
    >
     
    Me, Oct 12, 2005
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  7. Me

    Me Guest

    The thing about the drywall is that it was wet, but when I touched/pushed it
    with my finger, it didn't seem like it was soaked through. It didn't make
    an impression in the ceiling or anything....But it also doesn't seem to be
    coming from any other source....
    Will have to be patient and wait til I get home to check it out.

    thanks for responding though.

    "Edwin Pawlowski" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Me" <> wrote in message
    > >
    > > There was rain in my area from Fri til early Tue morning (~8 am) and I
    > > didn't noticed any water there last night. I guess this may be a stupid
    > > question, but is it a roof leak even when the water didn't show up for a
    > > day
    > > or so?

    >
    > Could be. It takes a while for water to soak through he drywall.
    >
    >
     
    Me, Oct 12, 2005
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    Bob Guest

    "Me" <> wrote in message news:HE63f.107732$...
    > No on both questions...thanks for taking time to respond.
    >
    > The only thing I can think of is there is a ventilation fan in the ceiling
    > that has piping (similiar to what you would see on a dryer) running to a
    > vent in the side of the house....~15-20 ft.
    > The water doesn't seem to be the worst around the fan though. Unless it is
    > leaking around the vent in the side of the house, and running down the
    > piping....but as far as I can recall, the piping is laying on the attic's
    > floor/insulation.
    >
    > Guess will have to wait to check it out when I get home....


    It's probably a spot where there is no insulation above. It gets colder, so more condensation. Insulate it, and/or make
    sure everyone uses the exhaust fan when showering.

    Bob
     
    Bob, Oct 12, 2005
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    rivahrebel Guest

    Probable need to check your vent pipe collar on your roof. It might need to
    be replaced; water can travel down the pipe be absorbed in the insulation
    and not show up for a while.

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    "Me" <> wrote in message
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    > This morning while in the shower, I noticed a few water droplets on the
    > bathroom ceiling near the window. As I looked further, it appear that
    > perhaps a 6-7sq ft area was damp on teh ceiling. I checked other rooms on
    > that side of the house and it didnt seem to be any water there.
    >
    > There was rain in my area from Fri til early Tue morning (~8 am) and I
    > didn't noticed any water there last night. I guess this may be a stupid
    > question, but is it a roof leak even when the water didn't show up for a

    day
    > or so? I haven't had a chance to check the attic for where it could be
    > coming from either. I have never noticed it leak in other heavy rain we

    had
    > earlier in the summer.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
    rivahrebel, Oct 12, 2005
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    Suzie-Q Guest

    In article <ao53f.107698$>,
    "Me" <> wrote:

    -> This morning while in the shower, I noticed a few water droplets on the
    -> bathroom ceiling near the window. As I looked further, it appear that
    -> perhaps a 6-7sq ft area was damp on teh ceiling. I checked other rooms on
    -> that side of the house and it didnt seem to be any water there.
    ->
    -> There was rain in my area from Fri til early Tue morning (~8 am) and I
    -> didn't noticed any water there last night. I guess this may be a stupid
    -> question, but is it a roof leak even when the water didn't show up for a day
    -> or so? I haven't had a chance to check the attic for where it could be
    -> coming from either. I have never noticed it leak in other heavy rain we had
    -> earlier in the summer.


    Are you certain it isn't just condensation from your shower?
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    Suzie-Q, Oct 12, 2005
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  11. Me

    Me Guest

    I checked when I got home yesterday and there seems to be insulation
    covering everywhere. There didn't seem to be any leaks from the roof
    either.
    When I showered this morning there was nothing at the beginning, but when I
    was finished, the consdensation was back. I think that the fan may need to
    be cleaned or something, doesn't appear to be doing its job.

    BTW, people have no choice but to use the fan, it is wired on the same
    circuit as the light.

    "Bob" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Me" <> wrote in message

    news:HE63f.107732$...
    > > No on both questions...thanks for taking time to respond.
    > >
    > > The only thing I can think of is there is a ventilation fan in the

    ceiling
    > > that has piping (similiar to what you would see on a dryer) running to a
    > > vent in the side of the house....~15-20 ft.
    > > The water doesn't seem to be the worst around the fan though. Unless it

    is
    > > leaking around the vent in the side of the house, and running down the
    > > piping....but as far as I can recall, the piping is laying on the

    attic's
    > > floor/insulation.
    > >
    > > Guess will have to wait to check it out when I get home....

    >
    > It's probably a spot where there is no insulation above. It gets colder,

    so more condensation. Insulate it, and/or make
    > sure everyone uses the exhaust fan when showering.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >
     
    Me, Oct 13, 2005
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  12. Me

    Mikepier Guest

    Is your fan vented correctly? Some people who install these fans just
    vent them into the attic, and it could be the discharge vent is blowing
    right on the sheetrock.
    You said when you looked in the attic there was insulation everywhere.
    Did you pull up the insulation where the leak is occuring? A lot of
    times the insulation can trap water causing it to pool on the
    sheetrock.
    This is what happened to me yesterday. There was a leak in my kitchen
    ceiling due to the heavy rains in NY and when I went into the attic to
    look, I could not find the leak, until I pulled away one of the bats of
    insulation and found a big puddle on the sheetrock. Turned out there
    was a small leak in my roof right where a roofing nail was portuding
    in.
    Another idea, is there a way to take a shower without using the fan
    just to see what happens?
     
    Mikepier, Oct 13, 2005
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