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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    So my chimney has/(had?) a small leak. Whenever it would rain, it would drip very slowly onto the top of the fireplace, (in the wall). At first I thought it was dripping onto the damper, but nay....

    So onto the roof I go. The top of the chimney is about 2' x 4' with a 12" galvanized (I assume) pipe in the middle. ie the top of the chimney is flat, clad with aluminium. And lots of old caulking. I pushed down on it and saw that water had gotten past the caulking, and was squeezing back out.

    So I pulled off the flashing around the perimeter of the chimney and let it dry out for about 5 days. There was some pretty squishy plywood in there! Fortunately it's been like 85 deg and sunny this past week! It dried out nicely...wood's still soft in places, but at least it's dry.

    Armed with several tubes of new caulking, some roofing nails, and a little dish of water to moisten my smearing finger, I reinstalled the flashing and caulked the holy hell out of everything.

    Now I wait to see next time it rains. Hopefully I fixed it....
     
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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i think more people associate Skookum with ride pics threads than prancing about on rooftops... it's the sort of trivia (like your wife's narrow head :D) that is lost on the unwashed masses
     
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  3. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I knew that this was going to be roofing thread as MMike never talks about biking. He is another one of THOSE people.
     
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  4. BuddhaRoadkill

    BuddhaRoadkill I suck at Tool

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    Your no Skookum.

    :sneaky:
     
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  5. MudGrrl

    MudGrrl AAAAH! Monkeys stole my math!

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    you said 'caulking'
     
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  6. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    My caulk is much bigger than yours. :)
     
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  7. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Mine is sticky...
     
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  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Squishy wood = rotten wood.

    Replace that before you really have a roofing problem.
     
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  9. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Does your caulk have a thick white discharge?
     
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  10. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Funnily enough it does.... wait a second... I think this thread is turning ugly.

    Looks like I did my caulk job (hee hee hee hee) just in time. It's pissing rain like crazy today. According to my wife the chimney isn't dripping...

    We only plan to be in this house for 5 years. it should hold...
     
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    Skookum
     
  12. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Ok! Now call me a cab!
     
  13. JRB

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    A cab.

    *I am not going to keep this little game going though. It seems a little non-productive.
     
  14. Cooter Brown

    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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  15. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    you started it......
     
  16. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    You of all people should know better. Kooky kanuckleheads....

     
  17. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    :oink: :think:
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    yep...very pleased with myself.... I cured the leak for sure. and the wood hadn't yet begun to rot. I believe there's a fine line between "rotten" and "waterlogged". It hadn't crossed that line yet.... for my purposed anyway. It not worth tearing apart the whole top of the chimney.