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Leaking bathroom fan

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
3/8/2011 at 8:05:05 PM

Water is dripping from my bathroom fan. Here are the details:

- The bathroom is located on the 2nd floor of my townhouse. Bathroom contains shower/bathtub.

- The drips seem to be forming on the outside of the ventallation fan's metal casing. The ceiling drywall near the drips is a bit damp. Otherwise the drywall near the fan doesn't seem damp.

- The drips come and go. Sometimes it drips consistently for hours, leaving an inch of water in the pail I put under the fan. Sometimes it stops altogether.

- This isn't a problem in our other 2nd floor bathroom, which also has a ventallation fan, but no shower/tub.

- I want to make sure there are no moisture problems\roof leaks in the attic.

Thank you,

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Date/Time3/9/2011 at 11:19:43 AM

Hi Paul,

If the exhaust fan was vented properly it should be connected to a vent stack on the roof allowing the fan to exhaust out. You should have a roofer come in to inspect the stack in order to make sure that there are no gaps/cracking allowing water to penetrate. Secondly, if it is venting up through your roof, the vent tube itself (between the fan and the stack) should have an insulated wrap around it to deter any build up of moisture/condensation. We have come across this before and is quite easily rectified assuming it was vented properly to begin with. Hope that helps.

Best Regards,

Andrew Galletta

The Toolbox Group Inc.

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Date/Time3/10/2011 at 8:05:24 AM

HI Paul

The previous posting is correct in identifying the possible sources of the water leak and remedies.

Regards,

Kingsway Construction Inc.

Glenn Rosborough

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Paul in Winnipeg
Date/Time3/10/2011 at 7:17:44 PM

I was hoping some local contractors might respond, but I appreciate any advice on dealing with this matter. Thank you for your professional opinions. I will follow through on your advice.

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Date/Time3/11/2011 at 6:58:38 AM

Hi Paul.

If you would like to get the attention of some local contractors, I would recommend posting the project on the site.

Regards,

Kingsway Construction Inc.

Glenn Rosborough

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Paul in Winnipeg
Date/Time3/11/2011 at 9:58:59 PM

Thank you.

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