I'm a handyman and replacing the plumbing vent roof flashing is a common job. In the past I have removed the fewest possible number of surrounding shingles, removed the old flashing and installed a new one, and replaced the shingles. I could save the customer money if I could just slide a new flashing over the old one. Would that be considered bad practice in your opinion?
We sent a man to the moon but we don't have vent flashings that last as long as the roof, what is up with that?
Thanks for your thoughts!
Out for a quick buck, eh?
You asked a really hack question, so we know you don't have a clue about
flashing. Exactly how do you purpose to work the flashing on the new
"plumbing vent stack", without removing any shingles? BTW, the term is
Buy a quality soil stack flashing, and you won't have problems. I have yet
to see a quality one fail.
On Sep 20, 9:48 am, email@example.com wrote:
No, it would not be bad practice in my _opinion_, it would be bad
practice as a statement of fact.
Back in the day of 15 to 20 year 3-tab roofing, the aluminum vent
flashing lasted as long as the roof and was replaced when the roof was
reroofed. Back in the days before those days, the roof vent flashing
was either copper or lead and lasted a long, long time. Only fitting
when the roofing is slate, tile or other long-lived roofing.
If you are suggesting there is a need for a better quality vent
flashing boot, I agree. Copper is "too expensive" for most, but it
would be money well spent, considering. Stainless steel is a good
alternative, but it is not as malleable and would probably be more
finicky during installation.
No one on the moon recently... Now they are shooting for going to
Mars without actually
testing the systems out first on the moon where the astronauts could
possibly be rescued
if some sort of issue happens due to landing hard or something and a
Waste of money if you ask me...
Luckily they didn't. :) Mars would be an easier place to build a
long term base....once they get there. They've already figured out
how to generate power and oxygen on Mars, and the gravity being close
to Earth's would enable people to live there for extended periods
without their bodies deteriorating.
We need a backup planet in the event we totally fuck up this one.
I'm no fan of this retro super-apollo game plan they have, and given the
current economy, I'll be really surprised if it gets funded. Yes, the
shuttle program was flawed, and wasted a lot of money, but at least it
was a step in the direction of reusable spacecraft. The monster they
propose is headed the wrong direction. IMHO, maybe the cost-bennies work
out better to use disposables for cargo lift, but they NEED a 'space
plane' to get humans into orbit. Space will never pay for itself without it.
I'll be very surprised if humans make it above the orbit of the ISS in
my lifetime, and I hope they manage to keep ISS manned until I am gone.
Seeing humankind walk away from space just depresses the hell out of me.
I'm a handyman and replacing the plumbing vent roof flashing is a common
job. In the past I have removed the fewest possible number of surrounding
shingles, removed the old flashing and installed a new one, and replaced the
shingles. I could save the customer money if I could just slide a new
flashing over the old one. Would that be considered bad practice in your
We sent a man to the moon but we don't have vent flashings that last as long
as the roof, what is up with that?
Thanks for your thoughts!
The hack creation has already been invented and can be found on the roofing
aisle at Lowes. Price is $20.
It is a plastic version of the old lead type. It fits over the existing
one, comes up, over and into the vent pipe.
Looks like it should work where there are no slow melting snow loads.
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