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Old 03-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #16
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well how do we know water is also not going behind the wall surface?,i guess a roofer/sider that knows how to work around tile and stucco

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is that a bathroom wall??
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Looks a lot like eve / soffit venting to me. That Hip to facsia tie in up on the roof could be leaking...and it just happens to soaking the stucco in that location.

Looks like the typical Southern California eve vent to me. Check around the house, do you see it in other areas ? I am thinking roof leak and its just a coincidence the stucco wall is wet below the eve vents in fire block.
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is that a bathroom wall??
It is a bathroom wall. However the right side face has the same holes but its a stairwell wall. There is a watermar on that side as well in the same area, yet slightly offset from the holes.
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he says there are other homes with the same thingnow thats one cowinkydink
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It is a bathroom wall. However the right side face has the same holes but its a stairwell wall. There is a watermar on that side as well in the same area, yet slightly offset from the holes.

where is the bathroom fan vent located?
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where is the bathroom fan vent located?
No vent in this particular bathroom.
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shower/ tub in it?
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shower/ tub in it?
Yes righton the inside of that wall. On the other side, where the same phenomenon is occuring, its a stairwell.
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that may be your problem
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that may be your problem
But the same issue is on the other side of house where there is no bathroom. Also, it seems like I is related to the rain and not from plumbing and no sign of water stain on inside of house.
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Bird house?
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But the same issue is on the other side of house where there is no bathroom. Also, it seems like I is related to the rain and not from plumbing and no sign of water stain on inside of house.

your right more thorough investigation is needed,but a working bathroom pumps out alot of moisture and unless you leave the bathroom window open it could be migrating into the attic space thats shared with the stairwell,why it manifest itself by the holes? i don't really know,possibly being caught by a vapor barrier
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How much water flows out and when does it flow?
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Blow some smoke into them and see where it comes out.

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