An unusual fireplace question

downsouthJanuary 17, 2014

When it rains, I know it from the rain hitting the fireplace and making a pinging sound. We've been here 16 years, don't have any leaks. Is this normal and what exactly is the rain hitting? We have two fireplaces and it happens to both fireplaces. One is a woodburning and the other is gas logs. In case you're wondering, we have a new roof.

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christopherh

Do you have a metal spark cap on the fireplaces?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 7:30AM
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berlin

metal spark cap or, often, if you have pre-fab fireplaces w/ wooden (sided) chases, there's a sheet metal cap on the chase that tends to do this. It's very common and not a problem.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 12:34AM
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downsouth

I don't know if we have a metal spark cap or if they are pre-fab. Little help I am, lol. We had this house built in 1996.

I'm glad to hear that it's very common and no problem, as I actually like the rain pinging sound.

Thanks, Dee

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 12:37AM
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