Chimney flashing leak


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Old 04-03-05, 05:45 PM
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Chimney flashing leak

During yesterday's heavy rain, I used the opportunity to go up in my crawl-space attic and check for leaks. I found a very minor one where a small amount of water was coming in down the chimney. It appears it is coming in behind the step-flashing. What kind of sealant should I use up there to seal that up? I just purchased some "Gutter and Flashing" sealant for another job, would that work ok for this job?
 
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Old 04-03-05, 05:50 PM
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That might be butyl. Not the best thing to use. They make asphalt based cement in tubes for use in stadard caulking guns.
 
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Old 04-03-05, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Is there a specific name I should look for when I go to buy it?
 
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Old 04-04-05, 11:19 AM
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hi
just get osmer cheap black roofing cement in a tube some are call black top other roofing cement.
Wear old close you might get some on you and wear disposal rubber glove.
This thing does make a mess on you

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Old 04-05-05, 10:52 AM
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Thank You!!
 
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Old 04-05-05, 11:02 AM
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Wink

While your up there besure and check on the cement cap on top of the chimney. Lots of time this is where water can get down in and run in the bricks to make it look like its the flashing.

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