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chimney shroud?

Posted by poorowner (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 18, 08 at 23:07

I have a shround on my chimney and I remember the inspector suggested me to remove it because it collects water or something to do with leakage. Has anyone heard of this happening? What does a shroud do anyway? I looked around and no one has this..

It looks like it's held on by 4 nails or screws. If I remove it do I use something like Henry's roofing caulking to cover up the hole?

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RE: chimney shroud?

You might try posting your question in the forum at The participants in that forum have a lot of expertise and devotion to fireplace issues.

RE: chimney shroud?

Yes, an improperly made chimney shroud can collect water and end up damaging your chase pan/ chimney chase.

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