Water stained ceiling near chimney


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Old 05-07-06, 05:34 PM
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Water stained ceiling near chimney

I have water stains on the ceiling area near the fireplace. The roof was replaced right after I purchased the place and I have had the roofers out and they claim the flashing are fine. The chimney is covered by wood that has is worn. How do I figure out where the leak is coming from?
 
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Old 05-08-06, 08:10 AM
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Is the leak new? Can you get into the attic to assess where the water came from? Sometimes water will run a long way before it decides to drop and gather on the ceiling. You might check the wood siding and make sure there are no voids in it - if there are caulk them.

Don't forget to use a solvent based primer on the water stain before you touch up the paint.
 
 

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