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Old 10-16-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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i have a dormer that comes down in a valley. i know, wonderful! I am told that I need to build a cricket along the side of the dormer. Not at the top edge but along the side. Wouldn't that cause the water to run even worse off the top of the cricket back down or up along the top of the dormer edeges? Maybe it's just me but that doesn't make sense to me. please explain.

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cricket?


PS I don't do roofing or roofing related carpentry

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
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what a cricket's purpose is, is to create a new valley or path for the water to flow away from a problem are. it could be constructed in many different fashions. if you post a picture of your problem we will be better able to guide you with the right information. BOB
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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You install a cricket along side a wall, chimney, etc., to re-direct precipt from gathering, or running dierectly into the wall or side of the chimney, etc.

I surely can not tell you if a cricket will help with the problem your having with out a more detailed description and pics,
and altho crickets are not as commonly used as saddles,
they are frequently used and will work if installed properly.
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