Basement Ceiling Leak

Old 05-15-01, 08:55 AM
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I woke up this morning to find that I had a puddle in my living room. I could not figure out where the leak was coming from. I live in the basement of a house. The basement has been converted into two apartments. The upstairs part is owned by the landlord. The leak did not come up through the floor. As I was looking to see where the leak came in, water started dripping from the light fixture in the kitchen. It was coming down pretty good. No where else was it leaking. My kitchen is next to my bathroom and person upstairs did not have any leak in their place. What could be causing this leak?
Old 05-17-01, 03:12 AM
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If it is continuously leaking, there is leak in a water line in the upstairs floor or wall.
If it is intermittent, there is a drain line or connection leaking in the upstairs floor or wall.
Cut the breaker to that light fixture, take it down and let it dry out.
Your landlord should have the leak (and your ceiling, if necessary) repaired.
Good Luck!

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