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Hip roofs --> Chimney Leaks?

Could it be that hip roofs cause chimney leaks? Yes, it could. Pro Dwight Barnett recommends installing a cricket -- a slope that makes sure water goes to the gutters rather than the sides of the chimney. Seeing as we live in Seattle, where the fact that it's spring doesn't mean we'll actually see any less rainfall that the rest of the year, this is all good to know. [ST]