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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default plumbing vent

    Apparently my plumbing vent may have come detached and is causing the leak in the roof. I have put a cap on the plumbing vent and there is no more apparent leak. Which plumbing vent cap is best and should I still have this vent repaired on a flat roof of course and is there a way the repair is done without breaking the ceiling.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Pacific Northwet

    Default Re: plumbing vent

    It's probably the flashing -- known as a "roof jack" -- around the vent pipe.

    Unfortunately, the materials and methods for working on flat roofs aren't very friendly to the do-it-yourselfer. Your best bet is probably having a roofer come out and fix it.

    P.S. -- Plumbers aren't qualified to fix roof leaks. I should know: I was a plumber once.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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