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Dripping Water Sound in Bathroom Vents – A/C Issues?

There is a frequent dripping sound that can be heard in the master bathroom vents and has been going on for years. Ironically and just like when a mother brings a sick child to the doctor (and the fever suddenly goes away), at both builder inspections, the dripping sound isn’t heard. I’ve learned at this point to just take videos.

Here is one of the videos when I sent an email to Mark Metheny and Steve Smith of Lennar on May 24, 2017, after receiving the inspection reports and nothing was recorded on this item.

email to steve smith mark metheny lennar about dripping vent in bathroom construction issue

Email I sent to Steve Smith and Mark Metheny of Lennar clarifying the dripping water sound in the master bathroom vents

The dripping water sound never seems to happen during the builder inspections. Here is another video of the dripping water sound coming from the bathroom vent:

This could be any number of things but based on the A/C inspection report that came back indicating a lot of water intrusion and mold issues, and issues suspected with the ducts, I believe this might be related to another issue with the defective Lennar A/C systems. This was one of the many issues we were going to revisit during additional inspections and before Lennar basically went silent.

Background and responses from the builder on the dripping water sound from bathroom vent issue

Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet.

*Note: For simplicity, the Lennar and WCI Communities names here are used interchangeably as Lennar took over WCI in February of 2017.

Quick Lennar Construction Issues Timeline

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2013-2014 – First issues were reported to WCI. The initial responses were from Joel Fedora who is now a Vice President of Construction with Lennar.

Late-2014 – Towards the end of the year, I retained Amanda Buffinton (at the time a shareholder at Bush Ross) to start working the legal side of the issues, because nothing was getting resolved. The first Lennar in-house legal response happens around this time.

July 2015 – The case expands and WCI moves the case from in-house to outside legal. The outside legal responses are from this time.

September 2015 – Amanda Buffington files a 558 complaint against WCI/Lennar to start the process of filing a construction lawsuit.

October 2015 – Lennar’s outside legal sends a response to the 558 complaint. Their response was completely untrue. It’s the same attorney who provided the first outside legal response in July 2015.

Dripping water sound from bathroom vent description

Re-route the dishwasher drain line above the level of the sink drain to create an air gap preventing disposal debris from collecting in the line.

Lennar in-house legal response to dripping water sound from bathroom vent issue

Per 6-30-15 letter from WCI counsel, WCI will need access to the home to inspect this issue.

Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about dripping water sound from bathroom vent issue

Mr. Fannin will allow WCI access to the home to inspect this issue. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.

Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)

Mr. Fannin will allow WCI access to the home to inspect this issue. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.

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Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint

WCI did not observe any water damage or dripping during inspection; therefore, no action will be taken.

Lennar executive’s response on 5/22/2017

This is a common sound that comes from the exhaust vent flapper. No further action will be taken.

My note on the spreadsheet: Why does it not happen at the other vents?