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Old 12-13-2012, 07:36 AM   #16
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Check this out - you can buy the whole roof in one piece and glue it on: http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-x-50-BLAC...item19b281bd9e

After doing some surveying, it looks like it is only leaking around the vent pipe for the oil furnace. My plan is to remove the vent pipe, patch the hole with something, then worry about everything else next year (when I have some money, might just buy this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-x-50-BLAC...item19b281bd9e)

I'm thinking I just need a piece of aluminum and some roof patch and some re-enforcement tape - my plan is to not even nail it, just use a bunch of patch and stick the edges down with tape.

Unless I skipped the metal and just used the tape, but the tape only seems to come in strips.

That should hold for a year right? I could almost just tarp it for all the longer I need it to hold.
Be sure you maintain adequate clearance of any combustible materials or sealants around the furnace flue pipe.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #17
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Just a little update - it doesn't work too bad if you caulk the **** out of it.

If I had it to do again, I'd lay down the wood and make sure there was a 1/8"-1/4" gap. Then I'd put caulking in the gap, with a 1" overlap on each side. Then I'd put on the coating. The tape is really expensive and doesn't work good - I guess it's nice cosmetically, but if your worried about that and don't mind dropping $200 on tape, you could always put it on between the first and second coat and make sure to roll it on heavy over the tape.
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Oh, and I just applied it over 1/2" osb, I didn't do the tarp thing with the tightbond. I don't think the coating is bad, just the system / instructions. Honestly, if the tape wasn't overpriced (or if you could buy it in bigger rolls and get a break), and the instructions said to put the tape on after the first coating, it probably wouldn't be too bad.
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Oh, and I just applied it over 1/2" osb, I didn't do the tarp thing with the tightbond. I don't think the coating is bad, just the system / instructions. Honestly, if the tape wasn't overpriced (or if you could buy it in bigger rolls and get a break), and the instructions said to put the tape on after the first coating, it probably wouldn't be too bad.
I agree the tape is a big joke and a bad one at that. Had I known what the tape was I would have gotten fiberglass tape. The stuff is thinner than paint but it sure does a good job of sealing once it is dry.

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