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Old 06-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Leak where a duct comes in the air handler


I noticed a water spot on my ceiling, so I went into the attic to check it out. I ruled out a roof leak. The spot of the leak was just under the air handler where one of the air ducts comes in. It was not actively leaking when I was inspecting it. I knew where the leak was because a ceiling joist was wet in that one spot. The leak is for sure at the that joint where the duct comes in. It is not from a clog in a condensation line that runs to the outside of the house. any suggestion on what is causing it now? Temps have been 100 lately. Any suggestions for fixes?

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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looks like condensation from the leak. You have to redo the joint between the flex tube and trunk box again.

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Turn the blower on and feel for any air leaks. Cool air from the AC blowing in a hot and humid attic will form condensation on anything the cool air gets to.
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I will check on that Marty. Thanks to both. If I do need to redo the joint are there any special considerations I need to know or is it as easy as going to lowes and buying materials? What do I need?
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I use to add DP 1030 (duct sealant) at the take off and inside of the black part of the flex tube. After that, this video show how to do it.

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Thanks JJ will use it. Found out that the leak is not from the joint but from the corner of the handler.

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Used the dp1030. I apparently did not allow enough drying time because the condensation bulbed it up and leaked through. I can't leave the blower off because it has been over a 100 lately. How long am I supposed to let the dp1030 set? Any recommendations would be appreciated, i.e. hairdryer. Sorry for kicking a dead horse.
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Let it dry overnight.

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