(Closed) Water entering through fireplace

posted 6 years ago in Home
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Is the flue shut?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There can be many causes. Is your roof in good shape? Is the fireplace cap in good shape?

Does the dripping start as soon as it starts raining? Or, does it take a while? ( Water could be building up somewhere then overflowing).

There could be a problem with the flashing- the metal that covers the joint between the chimney and the roof.

You could have a crack in the brick or the mortar. There’s really not much you can do about it right now.

Later, when it’s dry, you could get someone up on the roof with a hose and have them aim the water at each side of the chimney. Someone in the house needs to watch for water starting to drip and call out immediately. That can hep isolate where to look for a crack.

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