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Old 01-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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I have water dripping from the ceiling heat vents in bedroom and bathroom, I havent used the furnace in about 3 years I heat with electric heat now. The ducts are the flex type. I took the vent down yesterday as it had dripped all over my bed and i didnt realize it since i was at work...it was full of water, i stuck my hand up into the hole in ceiling, only the actual vent stuff was wet, can condensation build up in the flex ductwork if it hasnt been used in three years? THis is the first time I have had this problem!

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Could be nice warm humid air coming in contact with a cold register and boot cold from the attic and swetting. Dont know why this is happining now has something changed in the home?
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We had a new roof put on this fall, other then that its the same old house that needs alot of work lol
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Was the venting of the attic/roof changed? This could definatly be a possability.
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Nope same old vents as always I really cant think of any major changes but the roof..I thought maybe the colder temps here in Indiana are alot colder then they have been in a few years
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Could be. Are you maby running a higher than normal humidity with a humidifier?
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Nope i dont use a humidifier at all...
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If you have access to the attic make sure the metal boots are insulated. If it is the cold causing swetting this should help.
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im about ready to just go up in the attic and take the flex ducts out since i dont even use the furnace anymore...
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