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Rain dripping down SS liner

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Marcus, Oct 11, 2006.

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  1. Marcus

    Marcus New Member

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    Hi All- need some help. I have an insert with a Magnaflex stainless steel/Titanium liner. I have noticed that when it rains water drips down the liner. You can hear it dripping inside and it drips down into the back of the firebox. It is not a flood, but it can be enough to turn the ash in the firebox to mud. I spoke with my installer who said it is just due to rain blowing in when it is heavy and there are winds. It only seems to happen during heavier rains. Does this seem normal? Do others have this problem? Do you accept their explanation? Any solutions?

    Thanks!

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  2. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Can you post a picture of you rain cap?
  3. RoosterBoy

    RoosterBoy New Member

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    yes i hope you have a cover over your chimney my neighbor had the same problem so i went down and got him a chimney cap and it stopped the water from coming in. and the chimney looks better i never can see why people don't put a cover over there brick chimney's when they are installed

    i see so many people around here that don't have one it it amazes me as to why they don't. to me it's just common seance put a cover over the chimney to stop water from coming down into the furnace and fire place.

    thanks
    Jason
  4. Marcus

    Marcus New Member

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    I will get a picture up when I get back from work today. There is a cap over the top, but maybe it needs a bigger one.
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