That seemed to wick most of the water up although some still made it out on the floor and along the basement walls.
Water leaking chimney cleanout.
It s a slow trickle but it can last for days.
The problem here is the same as with the crown the freezing and thawing all winter long with the resulting damage which causes leaks in the house.
It appears to be coming through the wall right under the chimney cleanout door.
With heavy rain i can sometimes vacuum 2 3 gallons of water out at once.
This article describes chimney cleanout access doors or ports.
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It has an angled top to shed water and it overhangs the brick to keep drips off the chimney sides.
Usually during after rain and sometimes snow.
By the time you find a fireplace leak your attic is likey already suffering from water damage water entry gone undetected for too long is something we chimney sweeps see often especially in kansas city with our unpredictable seasons.
It surrounds the clay flues but doesn t encase them.
5 chimney leaks caused by leaking bricks bricks and mortar both pass water and often lots of it.
Staining on the exposed chimney in the attic often reveals which side of the chimney water begins its travel to other areas.
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My basement takes on water from time to time.
We explain that in addition to using the chimney cleanout as a service port to remove debris that has fallen to the bottom of a masonry chimney the cleanout door and the type of debris found inside can tell us something about the condition of the chimney flue even though we cannot see most of it.
During the next rainstorm i shoved a towel in the clean out and left the other end in a waste basket.