10:15PM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 08/05/06
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Last year we patched a leak in our tar and gravel roof. It hasn't leaked since. Our problem is that the ceiling is tongue and grove cedar and has developed a leak. It has not rained in weeks and it appears there must be water trapped somewhere between the roof and the wood ceiling before the repair. It has a couple of small drips but seems to happen on hot days. We are planning to have the roof replaced with a membrane roof, but how do we found and fix the drips in the ceiling without having to pull the whole ceiling down? There is no attic space.

Any suggestions???


01:21PM | 08/06/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
You probably still havea leak, but not as big a one

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02:30PM | 08/06/06
Member Since: 08/05/06
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The top of the roof is dry and it hasn't rained in weeks. It is trapped in the ceiling somewhere. How do find it is the question? We can see a couple of drops but we don't know how big of a problem it is. Any suggestion, on how to find and repair without having to take all of the ceiling down


02:34PM | 08/06/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Could it be condensation? Are there any HVAC ducts in the ceiling.

What about water lines?

Where are you located and what kind of construction is the house?


05:17PM | 08/06/06
Member Since: 08/05/06
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Thanks for the reply. There is plumbing vents and vents for fans no water lines.

The problem is that we can not see what is between the roof and the wood ceiling because there is no attic. The tiny drips are coming from the area that was patched. The roof itself has not leaked in over a year but for some strange reason we have this problem and we have had no rain in weeks. We live on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We are waiting for a quote from some roofers but are concerned that even when we get the roof replaced we will still have the problem.


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