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Old 02-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Vent pipe boots -holes eaten in them


Something is making holes in the sides and tops of the lead plumbing vent pipes on our roof. They need replacing again after about 1 1/2 years because each time something apparently gnaws holes in the pipes - big holes - about 2 to 3 inches high and a third of the way around the pipe. The holes are close to the bottom of the pipes. Is there anything we can do to prevent this? What could be doing this - squirrels, birds?

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Squirrels. Replace them and put a few wraps of hardware cloth around them. THe PVC ones are only good for 6-10 years.

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Yes, squirrels eat those things for some reason.

Not the brightest rodent on the planet.

If you don't know what Timmer was referring to, you could use tightly meshed chicken wire.

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You could use a copper pipe flashing.

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