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leibold
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reply to garys_2k

Re: Mystery Leak

I understand that cutting drywall is easy, but when I don't know what is behind (or in this case above) it I rather leave it to someone that has the experience.

OP, your plan to get a plumber to investigate and take care off this issue was a good one. Like you however I found that some plumbers (especially highly recommended ones) are getting so much business that they can cherry-pick the types of issues they are willing to take on. You may want to try a few more plumbers instead of getting a HVAC specialist for an issue that may not be HVAC related. If you can't get any plumber to help, consider a general contractor that will also do the drywall repair when the problem is solved.
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cowboyro
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join:2000-10-11
Shelton, CT

said by leibold:

I understand that cutting drywall is easy, but when I don't know what is behind (or in this case above) it I rather leave it to someone that has the experience.

Come on, really? A simple hammer will do... just make a small crack enough to rip more, if there in nothing to be damaged then cut with saw... sheeessshhhhh...

garys_2k
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join:2004-05-07
Farmington, MI
reply to leibold

Slit the paper into the board (cut it into a neat rectangle) and smack it. No need to even penetrate all the way through to break it away and get your eyes on what's leaking.


nonymous
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join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to leibold

Even if you do not know what is above it then it is still easy to cut. Even a box cutter and a straight edge. Just have to go deep enough to have a straight edge not even all the way through. Then carefully remove the drywall. If it is damp or wet heck the center part would probably fall apart.
Not telling you to go through it many inches deep with a saw then hit something.