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Old 02-25-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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I will be looking into installing a chimney flashing kit on my house. Currently there is a leak that shows through the drywall next to the chimney. There is no flashing on the chimney so this is the most obvious solution to my leak. I have never done this before and I am trying to educate my self but it seems to me that a good kit would make things easier for a first timer. I have looked around for "kits" but I am not sure if this come with all the flashing material required. Is there a place where you can have a kit done for a specific chimney given the slope of the roof and dimensions of the chimney? Is there much price difference in buying a prefabricated kit vs. buying just a kit and doing all the bents and cuts your self?

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http://www.abccatalog.com/searchexec.asp try this site type in flashing in the search field

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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Been roofing for 27 years and have never heard of a chimney flashing kit. Chimneys are rarely any specific dimension, roof pitches are different etc. Which is why they are always fabricated onsite.
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Not really. I was looking more for a pre-fabricated flashing kit with given specs on the roof slope and dimensions of the chimney. Not having the experience with this type of work I am trying to avoid the slopy work from bending and cutting it myself. Also including the "saddle" in the kit.
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I just found a great step by step on how to install flashing. Its not as bad as I thought. I may even cut my own flashing and saddle from 26 gauge galvanized sheet. It might take longer but probably will save me some money.
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I just found a great step by step on how to install flashing. Its not as bad as I thought. I may even cut my own flashing and saddle from 26 gauge galvanized sheet. It might take longer but probably will save me some money.
It really is about 90% common sense.

The best advice I can give you is "Think like water, grasshoppah" (roofing 101)
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I just found a great step by step on how to install flashing. Its not as bad as I thought. I may even cut my own flashing and saddle from 26 gauge galvanized sheet. It might take longer but probably will save me some money.
Please share the link to the site that you found useful, so others could benefit as well.

Now, here are some chimney flashing kits:

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This is the one that ABC Supply carries:
http://www.moheco.com/proflash_chimney_flashing.htm

http://flashingkits.com/uniflashext/unifextendhome.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/EASY-FLASH-CHIMN...ayphotohosting

This is the one that Menards carries:
http://www.appletonsupply.com/upload...atalog-web.pdf

http://www.shop.flashingkits.com/pro...=1&productId=3



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This is the link I was refering to. It is very helpful.

http://www.rd.com/17758/article17758.html

Ed the roofer, thank you. I totally forgot to check the old Ebay.
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Being you know what you want, do a rough drawing including all your measurements and take them to a metal shop.
They will be much more accurate in the bending/forming than you will be.
Plus they'll know what type fasteners, caulking's, etc., that you will need for the job.
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Being you know what you want, do a rough drawing including all your measurements and take them to a metal shop.
They will be much more accurate in the bending/forming than you will be.
Plus they'll know what type fasteners, caulking's, etc., that you will need for the job.

Good advice. I have been looking for a metal shop in the area but I have also seen good kits available. I may do a combination of both. Possibly installing a purchased flash kit and then have a custom made "skirt" to hide the flashing and give it some style. Obviously this skirt will not have any water proof purposes.
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It really is about 90% common sense.
But that last 10% is a lot of rain!

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The best advice I can give you is "Think like water, grasshoppah" (roofing 101)
And don't forget the wind. A flashing job can work fine when the rain is coming straight down. Once the wind starts pressing the rain in sideways directions it finds new paths through the flashing that you never thought of. This is especially true in the corners.

Since this is a DIY forum, you can guess how I found out about these things.
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Since this is a DIY forum, you can guess how I found out about these things.

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