Chimney insulation

Old 11-23-04, 11:51 AM
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Chimney insulation

I've had dripping in my chimney and my roofer has been over several times to try to figure out why.

I have a chimney cap and he noticed that the side of the chimney closest to the house was very wet even when it was dry outside. He has installed panel insulation to the walls of the chimney but I'm concerned that this may be a fire hazard.

Any thoughts?

Old 11-23-04, 12:20 PM
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I would check your local code about attaching to a chimney. The leak is inside the chimney?
Old 11-23-04, 12:30 PM
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Chimney leak

I have ductwork in the chimney to heat an upstairs bedroom and when it rains and even when it doesn't, I can hear water dripping onto the duct.

The roofer thought it might be condensation and since he put the insulation in, I haven't heard the dripping.

Thanks for your help!
Old 11-23-04, 12:55 PM
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Could be you need a new cement cap there on top of the chimney that drip and wet side of the chimney is from water comeing on down it the chiminey from what they call hydrostatic pressure.


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