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Old 10-24-2015, 06:15 PM   #1
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Help with water run off problem


Hello,

I am looking for advice about how to stop water from running down the side of the chimney. The roof slopes down into the right side of the chimney, as the picture shows. A chimney guy came to look at it and he installed An L-shaped piece of metal about a foot above the flashing (you can see just the tip of it in the picture) in order to redirect some of the water when it rains. It's not doing enough because we are still getting quite a bit of water running down the chimney.

So far, no one seems to have any idea as to what to do, so I thought I'd give this forum a shot.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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Running down the chimney...as to inside the home or just on the exterior?

A more prominent diverter would on the exterior or a cricket. A cricket will look a bit weird there but will work if the diverter doesn't do the trick.

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The water runs down the outside of the chimney.

I thought the same about a cricket there.

I wonder if I can somehow attach a cap (triangle shaped) at the end of the flashing so that the water just goes around the back side.
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I had a similar issue but the diverter fixed the problem. Where is the water coming from? There is such a small area below the diverter that it couldn't be that tiny area.
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So far the water is from rain. I'm guessing it's the rain that is falling directly in that area below the diverter. When it's raining steadily, I can see it streaming down the side of the chimney.
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It looks like the diverter is doing all but maybe 12" by12" of water. Is it possible its just normal?
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Is that chimney straight up on that side? Or does it angle like the other side? Given the 'protection' from the chimney, I can't imagine the amount of water coming from that 12"x12" spot is that much more than what you might get with wind blown rain.
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Did he set that kicker at a slight angle so water would run toward the fashia and have it over hang the shingles slightly?

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