Should a chimney for a fireplace let in any water?

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When we moved in this house, the fireplace chimney leaked. It was repaired but we are still getting some water coming from the seams of the metal tubing. We used that special tape to seal it better. It is a lot better with only a bit of water dripping out. My question is, should any water be coming in?
Thanks for any help.
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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 17, 2016
    No water should be coming in - there is still a leak. If you can't figure it out, might be time to call in a pro.
  • William William on Nov 17, 2016
    I agree! The source of the water needs to be found and repaired/solved. Do not use the fireplace until the water problem is solved. It's possible the chimney is oversized for the fireplace and as flue gases rise they cool in the chimney causing condensation that is dropping back down. Call in a pro!
  • Rymea Rymea on Nov 18, 2016
    How about a chimney cap
  • Jhunt10 Jhunt10 on Nov 18, 2016
    Without seeing a picture of how the chimney is installed, it's hard to say. However water should not be coming into fire box. Also you didn't say whether water was appearing only when it rained or when using fireplace.
    • Thea Green Thea Green on Nov 18, 2016
      The water comes in around the seams of the metal tube that is located in the attic, the metal tube that goes to the fireplace.
  • Jart37 Jart37 on Nov 19, 2016
    If your fireplace does not have a cover during rain some water may enter. Do you close your flute/air vent when not in use, I am assuming this happens during rain, a few sprinkles ,not a downpour will sometimes enter.
    • Thea Green Thea Green on Nov 19, 2016
      The flute/air vent is closed and so far i have not seen any water in the fireplace. And yes it happens when we get rain, i am worried about snow coming ( looks like i will find out in the next few days). I guess if it still leaks i will get a hold of the guy that fixed it several times already. Thanks for your help.
  • Jhunt10 Jhunt10 on Nov 19, 2016
    I'm flying blind here, but sounds like you have prevented the majority of the water from coming in. With that being said, check the flashing around the chimney, ( make sure that roof mastic is applied to any voids, cracks and crevices. Seal with roofing waterproof mastic all seams on metal tube. I don't know what configuration the "chimney " is but is it possible to install a cap? A few of failproof products I use are FUZE*IT ( liquid nail), Vulkem 350 NF Waterproof deck coating, & GACO Elastomeric Coating. Good luck.