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Old 10-21-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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I purchased a home several months ago which I have been remodeling. Two days ago I was replacing the inlet valve to a toilet. When I turned the water on, I realized I had forgotten to close the valve. It was running for a good 20 seconds before I was able to shut it off.

Today, we've had rain/snow all day long. Nothing super intense, but a constant drizzle.

When I got home from work, a good two food section of ceiling texture was hanging down. Obviously from water. My question is, could water from the bathroom flood two days ago just now be damaging the drywall?

I went into the rafters tonight and could not find a leak from the roof. I understand they are usually pretty small, but I inspected all vent pipes and none of them had moisture. The flashings have all been re-caulked.

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:15 AM   #2
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Yes, it may have been soakig for 2 days and is now falling apart.

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:40 AM   #3
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And whatever you do, do not try to rescue it. You will need to cut out the damaged section and enough additional to where you can screw in new drywall. Double check to make sure your new valve or the pipe to which it is attached is not leaking when you have the ceiling open.
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I cut a big enough section of the drywall out to check things out. It looks as if it was from the bathroom flood. I could spot a water trail coming from the joists under the bathroom. All the plumbing checks out. No drips.

Now to find a drywaller that can patch the ceiling.
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