So Saturday morning the kids and I left for Leilani McLaws's 3rd Birthday Party. The girls had a blast! On the way home I called Grant who was in a 6 hour long class. He begged me to give him an excuse to come home, like Troy breaking his arm or something. I told him I wish I had an excuse, but I didn't. However, when we walked into our home, this is what we found!
I called Grant right away. He answered and said, "Did Troy really break his arm?" My reply, "No, but how's this for a class ditching excuse?... Your ceiling just caved in!" Grant came right home.
The area that had fallen had already had water damage from the bad roof before we bought the house. After the first rain storm of the season, we noticed the spot looked a little damp. My father-in-law went up to check it out. He said he didn't notice any leaking from the roof and the heater was located right over the spot. I suggested it was condensation from the heater. Both Grant and FIL told me it couldn't be from that, because heaters don't produce water, just A/C's.
Saturday morning, as we were getting ready to leave, Abby noticed a big puddle of water on the floor. We then looked up to find water dripping from the ceiling. It hadn't rained in over a week, and the heater had been running that morning. I called and left a message with MIL to tell FIL that I was pretty sure it was coming from the heater. But that it probably wasn't a big deal. The heater had stopped running. HA! Pretty silly that I didn't think a little water was such a big deal. It's amazing the power just a cup or so of water has.
When Grant got home we went up to the attic and noticed a PVC pipe coming out of the heating unit that had water in it. It looked like when the heater was put in, they didn't seal that area up very well. I called the HVAC guys first thing Monday morning, and they came right over and fixed it. So there Grant and FIL, I guess heaters DO produce water!