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Can you be a bit more specific on where its leaking?
Is water getting in when it rains? smoke getting in? I just need a little bit more so I can assist you, Thanks and looking forward to your reply.
Leaks with continous rain and if their is wind leaks heavier not instatanious after some time .i have been in attic only 3 feet of space under roof observed the cinder block wet water saturates block before it comes through to ceiling and as i said the bricks are bottom of kill bricks very rustic looking and some bricks are od shaped. Many craftsmen have worked on the roof but to no avail
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Chimney leaks are common and very irritating for sure. Most of the times it can actually be a bad flashing that ties the chimney to the roof, or worse no flashing at all
The next thing to check would be the brick/mortar seal
Is the chimney painted or was it left natural?
The last thing to check would be the mortar cap (if there is one)
Often times if the mortar was applied wrong or was not the right type of mortar then it can seep into the mortar and eventually end up leaking into the house
The flashing is fine what do you mean by brick morter seal ?,not painted, their is a cap had a crack was repaired its like i have been through this many times with professionals but no repair
Hello again, I am sorry you have had this problem for so long. I need to ask these questions in order to figure out why its leaking
When the chimney is constructed from bricks or blocks they use mortar as an adhesive to hold the brick or block together. The fact that the leak takes awhile to so up after it starts raining tells me that your issue is more likely a slow leak due to a mortar joint/s that are bad or there is one or more bricks / blocks cracked
Is the top of the chimney flat or rounded?
All joints have been repaired ,the top is rounded