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Old 10-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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Thanks in advance. Short story is we have a small leak coming in around our bathroom vent pipe on our flat, modified bitumen roof. Ed has already been kind enough to suggest I go with a lead pipe boot, something verified by the supply house. Just got back from the supply house where I learned that they only have the boots in one height, about 1.5' or so. I know that the vent up there now is at least three feet or so.

So, question is, can I just cut down the existing vent? Will it do any harm? I suppose I can just go at it with my reciprocating saw. But I want to make sure I am not violating any codes or rules. This was a roofing supply house, so I was surprised they only had them in one size. Is that common?

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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You should be able to get a weathering collar for the pipe, which sits on top of the lead boot.
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/25918/...thering-Collar


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Old 10-23-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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That looks awesome, but I see you and it are in the UK. I have googled and called around and no one carries something like that here in the States, at least as far as I can tell. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:22 AM   #4
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My thoughts are as follows,
1. I have just noticed that it is a flat roof, and here a lead boot is used on a pitched tiled roof as the lead sits under the tiles at the back and is dressed over them at the front. For a flat roof we use often this type in the photo.
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2. Screwfix will send abroad, but our fittings are in metric now. However we used to be in feet and inches and many of the new ones are designed to fit Imperial sizes.
3. Cutting the pipe may be an option, but if your codes are like ours the outlet must be a certain height above an opening window amonst other things.
4. You could get a longer boot made up by a specialist plumber.
5. I am surprised that we have got something not available in the USA. You were putting men on the moon in 69, while our latest rocket into space last week only got about twice the height of Big Ben, and then went off course and landed in the back garden of a fish and chip in the Old Kent Road. To save money they had used the sat nav off an old potato delivery van.
6. I am a bricklayer not a roofer, so double check any of this info.
Be lucky.
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Bricklayer is about 100 times closer to being a plumber/roofer than being a researcher (my profession), so no need to apologize. Thanks so much for all your help. I keep hoping a US plumber or roofer will logon and solve all my problems. There must be something here that would work.

The image you posted looks great. What do you guys call them over there, my search efforts have failed.

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Old 10-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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http://www.fluesystems.com/flashings/index.htm
These are simiar, but for steel roofing.

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