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Question DetailsAsked on 11/10/2016

I have water dripping from a heater vent in ceiling. how do I handle this? just bought house an new roof was put on

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Because of the new reroof, if you mean the exhaust vent or flue from the furnace - then flashing around the duct where it exists the roof would be my first suspect.

If you mean an air vent, then a roof leak pooling on the ceiling drywall or vapor barrier and running into the room through the vent opening in the drywall is a possibility. I would take off the vent cover and see if it is coming in AROUND the duct (meaning probably a roof or pipe leak above that point) or from INSIDE the duct, which would normally (though not guaranteed) mean condensation in the duct.

Also, if your A/C evaporator coil/air handler is up there or a water heater, check for pipes leaking or the A/C condensate tray or line being plugged and overflowing.

Also, since we are into fall/early winter (depending on your locale) if the conditions are getting cooler, if this is an air supply rather than return line,, could be condensation from running the A/C when the air ducts are cold, causing drips.

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