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  1. #1
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    Default exremely hot ceiling

    spare bedroom ceiling is very hot, checked and found no electrical problems, attic is normal temp removed insulation in ceiling and tried to expedite cooling but it didn't work can find no cause for excess heat in area all rooms adjoining are normal. quite worried about family safety please advise

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    Default Re: exremely hot ceiling

    First, put the insulation back, but make sure that there aren't any soffit vents blocked by the insulation.

    Is the ceiling hotter than the attic space above it? That would be very unusual.

    Is the ceiling uniformly hot or hot in one spot and cooler as you move away from that spot?

    Is the ceiling hotter toward the exterior wall?

    Is there a false dormer in the attic above that room?

    Are there any hot water pipes running above that room?

    Does the exterior wall get hot too?

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    Default Re: exremely hot ceiling

    I skipped the most important question, how long has this been going on?

    If this just started, you should call your local fire department and see if they have a thermal imaging camera to find fires in hidden areas, and don't sleep in that house until you find the heat source.

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