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Old 04-30-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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I found a leak in my vent pipe for my kitchen sink the problem is the rubber sleeve that goes around the pvc pipe has a gap on one side of it. Can I just use some roofing tar/cement (the stuff in the caulk tubes at home depot not really sure what it's called I just know it's for small repairs) and cover the gap or should I replace the whole sleeve? If I had to replace the sleeve I would need someone to come in and do it for me because I have no idea how to do it and I don't want to make the problem worse. If I had to have someone come in could you give me a rough estimate as to how much it would cost me?


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You should probably replace the pipe boot flashing with a rigid one, typicaly one made of lead.

If your roof is a walkable pitch, you should expect a service call fee plust 1-3 hours time for labor, depending on if and where they have to run to go get the supplies. This would be dependant upon your areas local rates per hour.

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Old 04-30-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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The roof is not pitched, I walk on it to clean my second floor gutters all the time. The only sleeve's I found at home depot where aluminum ones with a rubber gasket the slips over the pipe and then you attach it to the roof. I guess I'll have to get someone to take a look at it.

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take a flat bar,remove the nails on the shingles surrounding the pipe collar,remove the collar,install the new one,then reset the same shingles around the pipe where they were before,renail them,and seal any nails and holes with elastomer,if you damaged the shingles removing them,then use them as a template ,and cut new ones to match---you can use the flat end of the bar to separate the sealant strip,--Do it when the roof is cool-
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How much does it generally cost to have a contractor replace the boot? thanks
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the best course of action is to have some one replace it, but thats going to cost any where from $120.00 too $250.00 depending on who you call.

A local handyman service type person may do it a little cheaper.

If it's only the rubber sleeve thats leaking, you can seal it with caulking and if done properly it will last years, but don't use roof cement because it dries out to fast when left exsposed to the eliments,
use a clear silicone caulking, it's designed to be left exsposed.
Pull the rubber back the best you can and shoot some caulking inside and than run a continues bead of caulking around the top outside of the rubber and smooth it out with your finger.
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Thanks for the info. I called a local business and they're charging me $250 each. I thought it was kinda expensive... but guess it's right on the mark. I tried to get up on our roof, but it's too steep for me. We have cedar shake shingles (not sure if that effects pricing).
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Cedar Shakes is what we call a specialty roof here in my area, just like Tile, Slate, Metal, etc.
The cost for these types of roofs are normally higher than asphalt shingles,
for both installing and repairing.
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Hi there, I am probably a bit late with reply. But these guys may help:

www.curon.co.uk

You can do all sort of things with this curon stuff and easy to use yourself.
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