Is the leak from the Roof or from the AC?


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Old 06-04-09, 06:30 PM
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Unhappy Is the leak from the Roof or from the AC?

We have been having lots of rain around here. I have not used my AC this year yet.

My AC unit is in my attic. I have a “shutter/window” (not sure what to call it) for my AC filter. I have water dripping from this “filter window” – the water is brown and I think it smells (bad). The attic is very low (and dark) but I tried to look around the unit with the flash light and could not find any water. I see no other leak around the house. I know this may sound like a silly question but not sure who to call first - the AC guys for the roof guys. Any ideas?

Here is a picture of the "filter Window" - where the leak is:
Filter Window picture by sbglobe - Photobucket
 
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Old 06-04-09, 09:29 PM
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My first thought when you say brown water... and smells... would be, How long has it been since the air conditioner condenstation coils and pan have been cleaned? At first I was thinking plugged condensation tubes or plugged weep holes in a window unit.

But you say the A/C has not run yet this year... and it looks like it must be totally enclosed inside the attic, not a window unit... and not a roof mounted unit? Or is it roof mounted? Are there any roof penetrations that lead to the A/C unit? If not, then the leak probably has nothing to do with the A/C...

Either way, I'd call a roofer first since you mentioned the A/C has not been used and the water wouldn't be coming from the A/C condensate. A roof penetration maybe, if there is one.
 
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Old 06-05-09, 06:45 AM
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Thanks xsleeper - you are right the whole unit is inside. The roofer is in his way right now. I hope the smell and the color is becasue the water (somehow) is coming through the AC' "duck work". I will update this post once I know what is going on. Thanks Again
 
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Old 06-08-09, 08:10 AM
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It was the roof of course!
 
 

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