I inspected a house today and while in the master bathroom I noticed a pipe coming out of the ceiling directly above the bath tub, about a 1/2" or so where it would drain into the bathtub itself. When I went into the attic the heat pump was right above the bathroom. I couldn’t follow the route of the piping because of insulation. Has anyone seen this before and is it a problem?
Yes this is a problem, if this is the condensate for the cooling it can not discharge into the tub.
Wesley, your site speaks of your 15 years in the construction business. What did you do?
I noticed the same thing. Wesley there is no sample report on your sample report page.
Only time you should see a ac secondary drain set up that way is a ceiling mounted unit. What a pain. Brings back nightmares
Its more than likely the secondary drain line and nothing says it is not allowed just that it must be in a conspicuous place which in this instance it most definitely would be . IMO dumb place to put it someones elevator did not go to the top floor
I agree, in fact, I see it often in condo’s - even in new construction.
Mostly see them here in one of three places Exterior patio ceiling, garage ceiling, Soffit must admit never seen one above a bathtub. We are called a backward type State here by some but I think most Okies would balk up at having a interior ceiling looks spoiled with a dry pipe protruding even in a bathroom
In 5 years I’ve never seen that. No excuse for it on a house. I’d write it up as “contrary to normal construction practices” and recommend relocation to a conspicuous location outside the home.