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caveman823

08:42AM | 10/06/04
Member Since: 09/28/04
6 lifetime posts
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My house had a second layer of shingles added, before I bought it. When the second layer was added, nothing was done with the flashing around the vent stack. The rubber boot has dry rotted so I can now see sun light in the attic. How do I repair this.

LonnythePlumber

07:27PM | 10/08/04
Install a new flashing over the existing one. Interlace it with the shingles and tar down the edges.

caveman823

04:31AM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 09/28/04
6 lifetime posts
Lonny,

Thank you for the reply. By interlacing the flashing with the shingles, do you mean putting it under the shingles with out breaking them?


LonnythePlumber

04:39AM | 10/18/04
Yes the flashing is like a shingle with a hole in it. The flashing needs to fit up under the higher shingles. You probably won't be able to nail the top of the flange but you should be able to nail the sides.

Grumpy

03:49PM | 11/05/04
Member Since: 06/14/04
26 lifetime posts
Rubbers are good for some things :) and roofing isn't one of them.

Always use a lead flashing for soil pipes. If I had an extra $100 for every black plastic boot we ahev replaced I'd at least have one less mortgage payment to worry about.

-Grumpy

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