Water in fireplace

Old 06-14-04, 12:05 PM
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Water in fireplace


During a rainstorm last week, I heard a drip-drip-drip upstairs. I went to the fireplace and I could hear the dripping in the fireplace, but the water was actually coming out just about where the fireplace housing meets the ceramic tile.

Would this indicate water coming in the chimney itself, or that there is a leak where the chimney connects to the roof?

How much should I expect to pay to get this type of leak fixed?

By the way, the roof (asphalt shingles) is at least 13 years old (I think it's 19 years old).

Old 06-14-04, 01:03 PM
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You might want to look first .You can get a chimney top to go on the flue tile there and keep the rain out. Also look at the chimney CAP there. Thats the cement top on it this can be bad and will let the rain water in to the chimney.


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