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Old 10-10-2006, 08:01 PM   #31
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We've had 2 rains after I applied the brick water repellent sealer.
No water on the block in the attic after either rain. But they were
only moderate rains (1.5 in. and about .5 in.). I'm still waiting for a
real long hard rain.

No, the problem didn't start after a new boiler was installed.
Although I did have a high-efficient oil boiler installed about 1 1/2
years ago, the leaking was occurring before that (in the same
places).

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:11 PM   #32
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I have my fingers crossed that the water penetration is solved by the sealer. I have never come across a leak with the volume that you have and the only cause is rain soaking threw the brick. First for everything...

Hope the sealer works on the heavier rains.


Spray water on that area from a garden hose if you need a heavy soak to test it out.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:14 PM   #33
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(stupid question)

Why is the chimney soooo wide (about 2 .5 feet)? Are there flues that are not in use?
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:06 PM   #34
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any rain?
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:37 PM   #35
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Yeah, we got 1.25 inches of heavy rain a couple of days ago,
and no leaks! I won't be convinced until we get about 4 inches though. Haven't had time to go up there with a hose.

I have no idea why the chimney is so big. Before it was rebuilt
(to the same size), there were 3 flues, but the 3rd one was just
decorative (I guess to balance the other 2). Very strange.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:07 PM   #36
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Update?
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:24 AM   #37
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Yeah, we got 1.25 inches of heavy rain a couple of days ago,
and no leaks! I won't be convinced until we get about 4 inches though. Haven't had time to go up there with a hose.

I have no idea why the chimney is so big. Before it was rebuilt
(to the same size), there were 3 flues, but the 3rd one was just
decorative (I guess to balance the other 2). Very strange.
HAVE YOU HAD ANYMORE LEAKS SINCE YOU APPLIED THE DEFY CHIMNEY SAVER PRODUCT? I'M DEALING WITH PRETTY MUCH THE SAME ISSUES YOU WERE LAST YEAR.
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Yeah, we got 1.25 inches of heavy rain a couple of days ago,
and no leaks!
I have been experiencing a very similar problem with a 1973 Deck House that I purchased last year. The chimney is a focal point of the home, rising through two levels before exiting the roof in the middle of the house. It has a 2/12 pitch on one side, and a 3/12 on the other. The roof structure is a sandwich of 3x6 T&G laminated cedar/pine planks, 2" foam panels, plywood, underlayment and shingles. Shortly after moving in, water started weeping down the sides of the chimney during a heavy rain. Since the chimney rises through the center of the house, this was evident on two sides. After a few 'repair' jobs, we opted to have the entire roof redone. In the process, we discovered numerous rotten deck boards. Replacing these was very time consuming and expensive. In the end, we have a beautiful new roof with superb copper flashing around the chimney (soldered joints). And it still leaks.

The chimney only rises 2 feet or so above the roofline, so I am convinced that the bricks soak up rainwater during a downpour and then simply transfer the moisture down to where we see it in the living room and kitchen.

The company that did the copper flashing is looking into a variety of sealers and will get back to me shortly. I understand the difference between water repellants & sealers, but am finding that there are simply too many options out there.

Is there one 'tried & true' formula that does the trick correctly the first time?

For what it's worth, the 3' x 8' chinmey is in good condition, and is topped with a new flexible crown and enormous stainless flue cap for the three flues.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Hi, This post is very informative, however there are some queries to ask about some specific topic. If someone can help me then please send me a private message. Thanks,
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Here's some points of interests when roofing valleys and crickets.
Most roofers like the look of California cut valleys and tend to install the shingles this way because of time and money. The shingle is install from the longest roof line into valley or cricket to the shortest roof line. This means one row of shingles on top of the next row only passing the shingle one or two tabs over to the other side of the valley.
Here's the problem now. When the other side of the valley or cricket is shingle the roofer cuts down the shingle to the line of the valley. This only allowing one or two tabs of the shingle from the over side of the valley to do the work of protecting the water getting through or under the shingles. But this is where the problems of water causing so many leaks is started. The shingle going from the shortest roof line going into the valley where it is cut down is not cut correctly. You must "crop cut" your cut side or it may leak. To do this you Cut 2" diagonally off the upper corner of each cut shingle that running down the valley (at an approximate 45 angle) to direct water into the valley. I seen where the water runs down into the valley and right under the shingle thats cut to make the California cut valley and continues right across the tops of all those shingles underneath as far as the water can push on heavy rains. All because of a simple little cut on the top shingle being cut to a 45to redirect the water back into the valley. I see it on crickets, valleys and even shingle side wall dormers where it meets the step flashing. I will always use a weaved valley over a cut valley just because of this problem. To fix the above problem fast is to seal with a sealant right down the valley. Or lift each cut shingle and cut the 45.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #41
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the best way to decide if its the chimney or the roof flashing leaking is to tarp off the chimney completely but make sure you leave the counter flashing and roof surface open . Then wait through several rains. If no leaks are found you have canceled out the chimney. But make sure while chimney is covered it is not used
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Did the DEFY sealer work to fix the problem? I am having a very similiar issue. Thanks!
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I'm not sure if anyone is still following this thread or not. But I have some updates. The DEFY sealant seemed to do pretty good for about a year (similar to the Chimney Saver sealant). But it started leaking again.

So now I'm considering putting a 'chase cover' over the concrete cap, making sure that it extends beyond all the brick work, and has a drip edge. Before I spend over $400 on this, does anyone have an opinion about whether or not that will help? Also, how far out do you think it should extend? I can attach it from the top to the cap, so I don't need the skirt to be in contact will anything.
So I could go out a bit. I would think the farther the better (so it acts like a big umbrella). But I'm not sure if snow/ice could bend down that overhang if it goes out too far.

Thanks.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #44
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Putting a lead tray in is effective.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAdcY...layer_embedded
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Thanks. I wish I had seen that when the chimney was being built!

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