DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Walls and Ceilings > Leak in ceiling *PLEASE HELP*




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2008, 05:13 PM  
larmannm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Default

There is no ducting in the attic. On the one side of the house I added baffles between every joist, and I opened my ridge vent as much as i possibly could when I redid my roof. The back side of the house has vented soffit across the entire thing while the front only has three pieces of vented. The front of the house has no baffles either (not until spring at least). I haven't had any water since I turned my humidifier way down. Over the next couple of days will be the true test since we just got a couple of inches of snow and it is still really cold out. I will have to try and insulate where the siding ends and the ceiling is better in the spring. Do you think this would help?



__________________
larmannm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2008, 06:31 PM  
larmannm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Default

Well, no water the past couple of days and it has been prime water conditions this entire week. I thank everyone so much that helped me troublshoot and try to solve this issue. I've narrowed it down to condensation from my house being too humid. Ever since I turned mt humidifier way down not only has the water on the ceiling gone away, but all the condensation on my windows and doors have gone away as well. I am going to try and insulate the edge of the house better in the spring and also vent the front side of my house to help even more with air flow. I would have never thought that condensation could have formed on the edge of the ceiling and I thank everyone again for helping me exhaust every other possibility and steering me in the right direction. you have saved me about a thousand dollars in replacing ceiling plaster. If it comes back for some reason I'll let you know. THANKS!!!!



__________________
larmannm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2008, 05:41 AM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,077
Liked 124 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 304

Default Your welcome

Glad you stopped the rain. Keep reading up on condensation issues so you will be ready for the repairs, and maybe learn something we did not think about. Homes change and we need to be adjusted to new ways of thinking.
Get ready to help the next set of folks with the same issues.

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2008, 07:50 AM  
Quattro
Massive Tool Belt
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 262
Default

WooHoo!

I too notice a big difference in condensation on my windows (which are 22 years old and have lost the argon gas) when the relative humidity is above 40% or so. Right now, due to the very cold weather we've been having, the house is at about 30%, and the windows stay mostly clear. However, get much below that, and static and dry skin may become a problem. If you don't have one, a device that measures relative humidity is a cool thing to have in the house...and they're cheap.

__________________
Quattro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2008, 10:12 PM  
ToolGuy
Senior Member
 
ToolGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 482
Default

Just when we thought the problem is solved, you come along with this.

Since there hasn't been any water since he turned down the humidifier, I'm guessing that's what was causing it. But still you're right, nobody mentioned the gutter flashing. I've always wondered how to address that issue.. I mean, besides gobs of silicone caulk.

__________________

[COLOR="DarkRed"][B]~ ToolGuy ~[/B][/COLOR]

[I]Save money on tools at [URL="http://mytoolbox.net"]MyToolbox.net[/URL]
[/I]

ToolGuy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2008, 12:50 PM  
larmannm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Default

The gutters are going to be redone in the spring, I just put the stanard dripedge on and in some places the facia isn't even behind the drip edge. I am going to try and fix this issue kinda like you have, but I don't think I will be able to get the 3x3 angle in there onstead of the drip edge. i wish i would have done that though. Any other good ideas for people like me who have the standard dripedge with ice barrier adhered to it over the roofing nails that were put in it to hold it down. I was thinking of sneeking some vinal or alum strip in behind it before I put the facial back on it.

By the way, the gobs of cone was just to get me through this winter......its to cold out there to be doing anything else!

__________________
larmannm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2008, 02:00 PM  
ToolGuy
Senior Member
 
ToolGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 482
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larmannm View Post
The gutters are going to be redone in the spring, I just put the stanard dripedge on and in some places the facia isn't even behind the drip edge. I am going to try and fix this issue kinda like you have, but I don't think I will be able to get the 3x3 angle in there onstead of the drip edge. i wish i would have done that though. Any other good ideas for people like me who have the standard dripedge with ice barrier adhered to it over the roofing nails that were put in it to hold it down. I was thinking of sneeking some vinal or alum strip in behind it before I put the facial back on it.

By the way, the gobs of cone was just to get me through this winter......its to cold out there to be doing anything else!
I didn't catch your mention of gobs of cone, but was actually refering to a temporary fix I did some time back. Of course, I made sure they were aware that they needed to have it redon as soon as weather permits. I happened to be driving by that following spring and saw they had brand new roofing and gutters.
__________________

[COLOR="DarkRed"][B]~ ToolGuy ~[/B][/COLOR]

[I]Save money on tools at [URL="http://mytoolbox.net"]MyToolbox.net[/URL]
[/I]

ToolGuy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 05:23 PM  
newhomeguy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Default

Hi there. I think I may have a similar problem. My downspout (at the bottom) was completely frozen..water that was coming out at the bottom was solid like ice...is this an early sign of ice damming? as I ran my eye up to the top of the downspout, where the two corners of the roof meet,,,it seemed liked there was melting there....although I am not sure if it was because of the sun or because of ice damming...I do not have a vapour barrier in that section of the roof and little insulation there too...thoughts anyone?

__________________
newhomeguy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 05:29 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,077
Liked 124 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 304

Default Hello

I covered the answer on your other post. Check there for the answers.Preventing Ice Dams - Publications - BM&WT - UMass Amherst

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 05:44 PM  
newhomeguy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Default

was your whole attic insulated? what about near the bottom of the roof (just above the eaves?)



__________________
newhomeguy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Raising ceiling joists kp33 Framing and Foundation 6 02-01-2009 01:53 PM
Can't find source of basement ceiling leak philshap Walls and Ceilings 4 02-21-2008 09:05 PM
Best Way to Repair Notch in Textured Ceiling gpdiy77 Flooring 1 09-22-2007 09:07 AM
Painting a popcorn ceiling afbrown48 Walls and Ceilings 3 07-20-2007 05:23 AM
Need Help With Insulating Ceiling Of Enclosed Porch passmaster16 Flooring 12 05-18-2006 05:22 PM