No rain but ceiling leaking only in hallway

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Old 08-03-18, 12:45 PM
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Question No rain but ceiling leaking only in hallway

I will have pics up momentarily. I have no idea the source of the leak but I have water appearing in the ceiling in the hallway that dripped through from somewhere. It is enough to make the ceiling appear wet in a few spots and one drop comes down every couple seconds in one place.

What could it be? Plumbing routed through ceiling? What kind of contractor is best to look at it regardless of what it could be? Want it taken care of soon.
 
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Old 08-03-18, 12:53 PM
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You're the best one to evaluate it, initially anyway. Yes, possibly plumbing. Or bathroom vent, or air conditioning condensate. Living space or attic above it?
 
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Old 08-03-18, 12:56 PM
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An A/C condensate leak/overflow is a big problem this time of year.
If there is an attic.... a visual will need to be made.
 
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I have air conditioning

I have air conditioning and I have been using it a lot. I have stairs that come down in the garage that I can look into an area above the ceiling but only for so far into the house. What should I look for ? No other spaces or living areas above ceiling than that.
 
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So are you saying that the roof is directly above that leak and you have no access to see into the attic that far ?
 
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Look to see if there is plumbing run in the attic. If your air handler is in the attic there will be a pvc drain line from it to the outside. Once you view that area of the attic it should become apparent what is causing the leak.
 
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I will look in the attic today. The air conditioner is outside on the ground. The roof comes to a point above that part so there must be some space between the ceiling and it. I could never really tell whether the space I can see from the garage extends that far into the house.
 
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Most AC systems have 2 parts; the condenser outside and the air handler inside. The air handler is sometimes installed in the attic but more often in the basement or a closet.

Do you have another attic access 'door'? often hallway ceiling or hid in a closet ceiling.
 
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It was the air conditioner; they fixed it

It was the air cond they fixed it
 
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Old 08-03-18, 03:28 PM
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Then you need to know where that air handler is located as it needs yearly maintenance.
That drain line should be cleaned once a season.
 
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They are going to put me down for a reminder every spring

They are going to put me down for a reminder to get it serviced every spring.
 
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Old 08-03-18, 06:42 PM
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Apparently you have never changed a filter in the air handler. Is this air handler a furnace or just for air conditioning?
 
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