I live in Phoenix, Arizona, and rain does not happen very often. However, in the past 9 years we owned our home, every time it does rain longer than few hours, there is water dripping noise that can be heard thru air conditioning duct system throughout the house.Since we never had any leaks, we have always assumed that water is dripping on the ac unit somewhere on the roof, and duct being constructed of metal is just making it louder. However, it has been raining since yesterday, and around 3 am today the dreaded dripping sound woke us up.Couple hours ago, i noticed a leak above bathroom door frame. so i unscrewed the ac went in the bathroom, and of course, whole duct is wet on the inside. Since we are not running the ac right now, i put some towels on the inside of the duct, but we still have leaky door frame. I was wondering if someone could tell me which sealant we need to buy, because we have to take care of this. It's supposed to be raining until Tuesday... We want to do this ourselves and for now, it has to be quick fix.
Is there any way you can drape and secure a tarp over the vent opening on your roof?
There are really good caulk type of sealants, but you may also need new flashing (or corrected flashing) if this was not applied and secured correctly. Most sealants will need dry surfaces to adhere and cure, and it does not sound like this will be the case for the next few days.
Not knowing what type of roof or vent situation you have it is difficult to help.
It happens everywhere when there is a heavy rain fall. It is nothing to worry about. If you really do want to fix it cleaning your gutters is a good place to start.
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GREAT point Chuck!
And I also believe anyone so desperate to do this to attract any business to a site...reflects that that business is unworthy!
I guess since the good folks at DIYnetwork.com have been chasing out the spammers better they've moved over here. Digging up old posts, adding inane comments and a link to a website. Sure sounds like SPAM to me.
I did not know DIYnetwork was still monitoring their boards. I thought they were just being lucky. The craft board over there has only 2 non-spammer posts on the entire first page. What a shame.
Garden Sprite has been hounding the nearly non-existent moderators to clean up the spam over there. They've been pretty good the past couple of weeks clearing it out. It took a lot of persistence on her part to get them to act.
You can see how much HGTV cares about the boards based on the board topics they have, dream home from 2 years ago, shows that haven't been on the air in years, SPAM that sits here for months. If the screening software doesn't catch a forbidden word your post is likely immortal.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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