09:29AM | 07/07/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
The shingles around the stink pipe on the roof of my cape are discolored and "wrinkled" looking. I have a small stain on the ceiling under where these shingles are.

What is the best way to seal off this area to stop any further moisture?

Do I just get a tube of roofing cement/tar and put that under the existing shingles or do I need to replace the shingles and reflash around the stink pipe? Any help would be tremendous! Thanks!

plumber Tom

03:42PM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
The stink pipe you are referring to is the termination of the vent stack. Normally a special collar slips over the pipe itself and the flashing part on the base of the collar needs to be tucked under a run of shingles, nailed with roofing nails,then mucked over. A quick-fix would be pure 100% silicone applied all around the vent pipe and flashing. Hope this helps you out some, please post back and tell us the final outcome, Tom


07:25AM | 09/29/04
Member Since: 07/02/04
12 lifetime posts
As a roofer, I would recommend you remove and replace the shingles in that area, and also use a new pipe boot that is properly installed as well. If done correctly, this is all that would need to be done.

Thomason Tile & Flooring

Wichita, KS 67212



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