Snow Melt Around Chimney


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Old 01-30-04, 05:14 AM
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Snow Melt Around Chimney

I have a chimney at the end of the house that vents an oil burner and a pellet stove. Both have separate stainless steel liners with caps that were installed less than 3 years ago. The attached garage roof butts up against the chimney just below the house roofline. Since I live in the Northeast, the attics of both the house and the garage are well insulated and a layer of snow usually stays there for quite a while in this cold.

I have noticed for the first time lately that there is a half moon of melted snow on the garage roof at the base of the chimney which forms a thin veneer of ice. Is this something I should be concerned about? What could be causing this?

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Old 01-30-04, 07:06 AM
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Heat transfer during winter use is most likely causing the snow melt and ice.
As long as the ice doesn't damage the flashing and roofing, it should be O.K. Just inspect it carefully once in a while, and at least annually for any necessary repairs.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 01-30-04, 11:21 AM
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Just for kicks when it lets up and you can. Id look down in that flue where this melting is an see if any of the S/S flue liner is bad and has a hole in it there ED
 
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Old 02-02-04, 01:34 AM
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A chimney sweep with a video camera is what I use for the annual cleaning and inspection.
 
 

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