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Old May 18th 06, 06:02 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hello All

Weird thing happened today, I came back from work and found globs of
rainwater in my dining room and in my lounge on the floors. This is the
first time I have ever experienced this in 2 years and it looks as
though water had been coming down the chimney after a heavy downpour
this afternoon. Should this happen, should there be something ontop of
the chimney to stop water ingress?
Cheers

Richard


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Old May 18th 06, 07:35 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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r.rain wrote:
Weird thing happened today, I came back from work and found globs of
rainwater in my dining room and in my lounge on the floors. This is the
first time I have ever experienced this in 2 years and it looks as
though water had been coming down the chimney after a heavy downpour
this afternoon. Should this happen, should there be something ontop of
the chimney to stop water ingress?


If the chimney isn't used, yes. If it is used, have a fire
every so often to dry it out.
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Old May 18th 06, 08:07 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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oups.com...
Hello All

Weird thing happened today, I came back from work and found globs of
rainwater in my dining room and in my lounge on the floors. This is the
first time I have ever experienced this in 2 years and it looks as
though water had been coming down the chimney after a heavy downpour
this afternoon. Should this happen, should there be something ontop of
the chimney to stop water ingress?


Never had water outside the fireplace, the hail stone suggestion is a good
suggestion. Ocassionally have had rain running down the flue after heavy
rain, fitted a cowl as I only used the stove occasionally and was concerned
about damp. There is a selection here.

http://www.hotline-chimneys.co.uk/co...aught.htm#1898

Chose the Euro Cowl mini which I think looks OK.

Jim A


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Old May 18th 06, 09:04 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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In article , Jim Alexander
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wrote in message
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Hello All

Weird thing happened today, I came back from work and found globs of
rainwater in my dining room and in my lounge on the floors. This is the
first time I have ever experienced this in 2 years and it looks as
though water had been coming down the chimney after a heavy downpour
this afternoon. Should this happen, should there be something ontop of
the chimney to stop water ingress?


Never had water outside the fireplace, the hail stone suggestion is a good
suggestion. Ocassionally have had rain running down the flue after heavy
rain, fitted a cowl as I only used the stove occasionally and was concerned
about damp. There is a selection here.

http://www.hotline-chimneys.co.uk/co...aught.htm#1898

Chose the Euro Cowl mini which I think looks OK.

I'd agree that it's not usually a problem but if you're a happy roof walker then a
cheap cap will help, here's another example:
http://www.flues.co.uk/acatalog/Flue...Cowls_212.html
or he
https://vault1.secured-url.com/chimn..._Brewer_Birdgu
ards_130.html
or (cheapest) he
https://vault1.secured-url.com/chimn...irdguards.html
--
fred
Plusnet - I hope you like vanilla
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Old May 19th 06, 11:15 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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David Hansen wrote:

You can fit various designs of cowl to prevent this happening. None
of them look attractive in my view.


pmsl, its a cowl sir not a femal model.

--
Sir Benjamin Middlethwaite


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