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ezservices
Water in conduit

Today I was redirecting some conduit for a client when I found rust and water in a 5 ft section of conduit. This conduit is located in a vaulted attic right next to the ladder for attic access. In 15 years I have never seen anything like this before, especially the rust part saying as conduit is galvanized. My first thought was condensation. Any thoughts on this? I will check other lines to see if this is an attic wide problem. Thanks

goldhiller
Re: Water in conduit

Geographical locale is......?

ezservices
Re: Water in conduit

Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL

goldhiller
Re: Water in conduit

A few hours drive from here.

I think your condensation theory is probably on the money.

Warm moist air is probably entering this conduit from the heated spaces during the winter months and then condensing.

dc16
Re: Water in conduit

Sounds like condensation is your problem.

goldhiller
Re: Water in conduit

And galvy coatings ain't what they used to be.

We've got stubs of galvy windmill legs at the farm that are like new when dug up. They've been there for a hundred years or more. Try that with today's galvy coatings.

kentvw
Re: Water in conduit

Rust and corrosion on galvanized conduit???

Naw, couldn’t be.

LOL

This is in the parking structure of a hotel reno I’m doing in the CO mountains.

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