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mmcginn2 04-19-2006 01:08 PM

Water leaking over fireplace
 
We have a wood-burning fireplace insert with vinyl siding covering the chimney above the roof. During a recent rainstorm, we heard water dripping (loudly) onto the metal box inside the fireplace box (but not into the actual fireplace). A few minutes later, water started running in streams over the top of the fireplace, between the sheetrock and the actual fireplace. We had the installer come and take a look, but today it happened again, the first rain after it was repaired. I don't think it's the roof flashing b/c it's not running down the wall (no sheetrock damage), but I can't get a straight answer. Any ideas?

Darylh 04-21-2006 12:42 AM

Sounds like the rain is finding its way down right beside the chimeny pipe itself so I would look for cracks or openings beside the chimeny pipe. Is it a metal or clay flues?


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