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Old 02-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #31
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Persistent Leak - Chimney or Roof?


I recently sealed all of my gaps with a brick mortar fill type caulking. The label stated is was exactly what I needed it for. ANyway, we just got .75 inches of heavy rain today and the exact same thing happened. I went up into the attic and it is seeping through the mortar in the same areas. There are places where the mortar touches the inside rafter and thus the water travels down the rafter until it hits a ceiling area. Also, the temperature never got over 35 degrees today. I have never had this issue with warmer weather rain, no matter how much I get. It is driving me crazy and I am to the point where I think the whole chimney needs to be taken down and re-built. only months this has happened. December, January, February and March.

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #32
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Do you have any pics of the area topside? If not take a pic of the area it appears to be leaking.
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Last night we got .62 inches of rain. it fell hard for a few hours, then just lighter and steady. This morning I checked the chimney in the attic, same issue. though getting worse. i took pictures but they are too big in size for this forum. Havent figured out how to shrink them yet
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There are many free utilities to resize files, one for Windows is PixResizer.

Up-thread I suggested that after making sure that no one will attempt to use any appliance, fireplace or stove connected to the chimney you bag or tarp off the chimney cap and the first few inches of chimney to help isolate the problem.

Did you ever try that?

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