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Old 05-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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I am replacing a window on the gable end of my house that is adjacent to the chimney. When I pulled the exterior window trim off and window out I found extensive water damage where the wall meets the chimney. My question is how do you waterproof an exterior wall where it meets a chimney? I am thinking that there has to be a better solution than a lot of caulking!

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Lots of calking is never the solution. I deal with these things all the time but there are many variables that can’t be seen from your question. Pictures would really help here. Can you post some?

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Well I would post pictures but it is raining like crazy out right now and I broke the window when I pulled it out, so I had to close up the hole with plywood for now. I caulked around the plywood and at the chimney temporarily until the new window I ordered comes in. Ah....hindsight.
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the window is to the right of the chimney
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What type of siding?
what's behind the siding?
chimney material?
Roof questions.
Flashing details, siding and roof?

Those are just a few questions. There are some here that seem to hold crystal balls but I’m not one of them.

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Well I would post pictures but it is raining like crazy out right now and I broke the window when I pulled it out, so I had to close up the hole with plywood for now. I caulked around the plywood and at the chimney temporarily until the new window I ordered comes in. Ah....hindsight.
Sorry, I missed this post and only saw the paint pic. Sounds like you have some time to get this figured out so try to get some pictures up when you can.
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The siding is board and batten. The chimney is brick and was sealed with water sealer/repellant in october. The roof was stripped and replaced in october as well. the flashing around the chimney at the roof line leaked before it was replaced when the roof was redone. underneath the board and batten siding is black paper house wrap, under that is horizontal boards. The house was built in 1956 . . . or maybe it was 1957. The picture shows the plywood over the window opening, and the chimney to the left of it. The siding of the house is just butted up against the chimney. When the window was in place, the trim around it also was butting up against the chimney. So my question is, how do you water proof this? Is there some sort of way to flash it or just caulk it? I don't think that caulk is the answer. Thanks again for all the help.
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