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Old 01-11-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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My skylight in the bathroom will drip at the lower corners in the winter. I went on the roof and noticed there was a small amount of water in the lower sill area below the window. Is there suppose to be a drain hole to the roof that may be blocked?

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no drain hole from the inside if the glass to the outside i believe,that would cause even more condensation,but there could be internal frame drains

usually on the lower part of the unit there is a condensation gutter where any water that collects will eventually evaporate,cold temps outside and very high humidity inside can overwhelm this

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There could be a couple of factors. is there a shower in that bathroom it could be condensation making it drip or the window is contracting from the cold temperatures breaking a seal some where letting water in. You'll have to get up in the sky light and do some further investagating
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So the condensation gutter will not drain to the outside? It is supposed to evaporate only? I have the same skylight in the hall that never has water in the condensation gutter. So it must just be the bathroom location and use of the shower. I just thought there should be someway this water can be drained out.
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So the condensation gutter will not drain to the outside? It is supposed to evaporate only? I have the same skylight in the hall that never has water in the condensation gutter. So it must just be the bathroom location and use of the shower. I just thought there should be someway this water can be drained out.
If you have a good vent fan and leave it on a decent amount of time, the issue should disappear.
I have a 30"x 48" skylight in my bath(5'x7') and haven't had any issue using a Fantech vent with a 6" exhaust.
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