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  • 31st October 2021 at 10:04 am #562400

    Anyone else (in 22) get seriously heavy rain last night?  If so, I should think all the water butts are full now.  I looked out the window to find I was living in the Mississippi delta.  Muddy water backed up halfway to the front door because the ditches haven’t been cleared properly for a few years now.  All the detritus from the half-hearted “fauchage” appear to have blocked the drain tubes between ditches.  If/when it all clears I’m faced with a massive cleanup operation.

    I had intended to go up on the roof today to try to cap off the chimney.  Lounge floor wet again after the rain.  I’m going to form a sheet of aluminium mess over the hole and coat it with car body filler.

    Happy days.  :scratch:

    Anonymous
    31st October 2021 at 10:07 am #562401

    You need some ventilation through your disused chimney.

    A properly designed cap will provide both functions.

    31st October 2021 at 10:11 am #562402

    Can you please send some rain down to Albi ?

    The ground is bone dry.

    Merci.

    31st October 2021 at 11:08 am #562408

    Most chimneys near us have a lined flu with a small “roof” to stop the rain coming down.

    31st October 2021 at 11:45 am #562410

    In the post P j…

    We were forecasted 5 days of rain in southern Italy…not one shower…completely screwed my packing….we come home….rain…love it.

     

    31st October 2021 at 5:20 pm #562438

    A properly designed cap?    A small roof to stop the rain coming down?

    I’d love to find one that will keep the rain out of our chimney that has a 30cm by 60cm rectangular opening at the top.

    I had a go at beating a sheet of metal mesh into shape to cover it today but gave up due to rain, wind, and the mesh cutting my hands to ribbons.  I’ll try again tomorow.  Every trip up to the top seems to break more and more slates.  They are very old and have the strength of potato crisps.

    31st October 2021 at 5:34 pm #562442

    We had torrential rain and wind last night in mid 22. We are at the top of a hill so none of your problems SS.

    As for tiles, yes they standby to break if you even think of getting out the roof ladder.

     

    Good luck with sealing the chimney.

    Anonymous
    31st October 2021 at 7:40 pm #562459

    Shapeshifter
    31st October 2021 at 10:04 am #562400
    Anyone else (in 22) get seriously heavy rain last night?  If so, I should think all the water butts are full now.  I looked out the window to find I was living in the Mississippi delta.  Muddy water backed up halfway to the front door because the ditches haven’t been cleared properly for a few years now.  All the detritus from the half-hearted “fauchage” appear to have blocked the drain tubes between ditches.  If/when it all clears I’m faced with a massive cleanup operation.

    I had intended to go up on the roof today to try to cap off the chimney.  Lounge floor wet again after the rain.  I’m going to form a sheet of aluminium mess over the hole and coat it with car body filler.

    Happy days.

    Most folk do this before it rains ?

    All our chimneys are capped to stop the rain getting in . :unsure:

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