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Old 10-14-2011, 10:52 PM   #16
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So is the last set of pix the installation process as it was happening???

I am curious.,.,
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:02 AM   #17
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Looks like his bucket buddy RM.

No need for tar on those nails if it is installed properly.
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So is the last set of pix the installation process as it was happening???

I am curious.,.,
yea they are in fairly chronological order. i believe that ornage thing is part of the circular saw/ battery
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It's interesting to see that the roofer installed the vent directly on top of the existing shingles.

When I had my exhaust vent installed, they removed the shingles around the roof penetration, installed ice and water shield on top of the sheathing, put the vent on top, and then installed the new shingles.

I would recommend, if the roofer didn't already, to put two dabs of caulk over the nail heads also, even though there are dabs under the vent's flashing.
well he did take up the shingles first. i didn't post every pic of the process in this thread. i think he also put a new ice and water shield. if you look at the pic with the plain black piece i posted. hope this makes sense?
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so does anyone want to comment on my questions?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:15 AM   #21
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It's fine and not going to leak. He's not much of a roofer though. In one pic, you can see he nailed the roof right in the sealer strip which voided the wind warranty.
He should go to roofing school.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #22
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Federer.,.,I agree with Tinner but is that a plastic damper vent? I always remove shingles that have nail holes anywhere near the sides of the flashing part of the vent.But as long as the shingle is nailed to the flashing then it should not be an issue.IMO.,

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It's fine and not going to leak. He's not much of a roofer though. In one pic, you can see he nailed the roof right in the sealer strip which voided the wind warranty.
He should go to roofing school.
oh man. can you please point out which pic?
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Federer.,.,I agree with Tinner but is that a plastic damper vent? I always remove shingles that have nail holes anywhere near the sides of the flashing part of the vent.But as long as the shingle is nailed to the flashing then it should not be an issue.IMO.,
yes it is plastic. is that bad?
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It's the first one in the sequence Federer. The nail is supposed to be 7/16" above the keyway (shingle slot).
Not only that, but it looks as if there is another nail 3" above the first misplaced nail. If he was supposed to be 6-nailing, the 2 nails would be 7/16" up and 1-2" to either side of the keyway. Not in the black, as the expression goes, like we see here.

In the case of any warranty issue, the first thing the manufacturerchecks is nail placement. They can deny all claims on improper installation.
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oh man. can you please point out which pic?

yes it is plastic. is that bad?
Plastic does not withstand the elements as well as metal. That's why metal costs more.

If you're going to go through the trouble (hint $$$$$) to get it installed professionally, why put in an inferior product?
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It's the first one in the sequence Federer. The nail is supposed to be 7/16" above the keyway (shingle slot).
Not only that, but it looks as if there is another nail 3" above the first misplaced nail. If he was supposed to be 6-nailing, the 2 nails would be 7/16" up and 1-2" to either side of the keyway. Not in the black, as the expression goes, like we see here.

In the case of any warranty issue, the first thing the manufacturerchecks is nail placement. They can deny all claims on improper installation.
oh great. well thats good to know.
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Plastic does not withstand the elements as well as metal. That's why metal costs more.

If you're going to go through the trouble (hint $$$$$) to get it installed professionally, why put in an inferior product?
well its too late for that now. damnit!
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well its too late for that now. damnit!
FWIW, you may want to check to see what kind of warranty comes with that exhaust.

I do think though, that over time, that it will dry and crack.....especially since it's black, which absorbs heat.
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FWIW, you may want to check to see what kind of warranty comes with that exhaust.

I do think though, that over time, that it will dry and crack.....especially since it's black, which absorbs heat.
you are right. this is not looking good
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you are right. this is not looking good
I can't comment on the point someone else made about the incorrect location of the nail, but WRT the plastic material, you should be OK for several years. Overall, it just may not last as long as a metal one.

I assume your roof is somewhat low pitched on a single story house, which is why you felt comfortable going up on the roof to take pictures. Worse comes to worse, just go back up there after a few years armed with a caulk gun or a new vent.


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