I hoped that it would be cured by finishing the ceiling and packing the cone with insulation. As usual, reality wasn't in my favour.
We've been having a bit of a warm spell lately, and the snow on the roof is actually melting off rapidly.
I happened to glance up at the top of the inside stove pipe the other day, and noticed that one of the boards alongside it was fairly water stained. Closer examination showed it to actually drip once or twice.
|Hmmm, that doesn't look like it has always been like that.|
When I returned, I headed up into the attic and found a slow drip, drip onto the Roxul stone wool packed up there. I simply added a large can to catch the drips, and I assume that there must be a slight leak around the cone somewhere.
|Looks fine from back here.|
|Oh wait, there's some water there.|
|Oh, and some obvious water dripping off the insulation. Rats.|
In the meantime, things look dry again, especially in light of the fact that all the snow around the chimney has disappeared.