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Constantly hearing water dripping from Chimney and its surrounding area inside the house

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  • Nov 26th, 2016 4:07 pm
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Jul 31, 2016
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Toronto ON

Constantly hearing water dripping from Chimney and its surrounding area inside the house

So here's the situation:
I got called up by a customer that she said she constantly hear water dripping her attic. So she worried that her house may have a leak. So I came over for fix the shingles around her chimney and soil-and-vent pipe as well as THE MOST IMPORTANTLY the pipe that links to house owner's hot water boiling machine(don't know what it's called). During the whole repair process. I don't find water trace neither under the shingles nor in her attic.

So after fixing all the problem we thought it could be, the customer will hearing the dripping sound. Plus she found leak in her basement. (Only in her basement. All ceiling in her house are doing ok. At least there are no water trace). The water leaks out in the spot which is the joint between her hot water machine and the pipe all the way to her roof.

I don't think simply fixing the pipe will be a solution. If anyone experienced this before. What could it be the cause of such case. And any solution for this?

Thank you so much
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Feb 8, 2014
16938 posts
Dude, your in the wrong business, you should be able to handle problems related to your field of work instead of asking RFD repeatedly to solve them for you.
In this case it sounds like the draft is insufficient on the water tank, perhaps its an orphaned water tank?
However it could be many things, diagnosing these problems without seeing the place is a bad idea because there could be many causes one of us could see in a minute if we were at this client's house, which is what i mean that you need to know how to do your ob instead of expecting us to solve all your problems.
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Nov 25, 2016
72 posts
agree, you may be in the wrong business! these days it's infuriating that when I called a professional to inspect a problem and 9 times out of 10 they have no idea what's happening.