Vent pipe in bathroom

Old 08-05-02, 10:39 AM
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Vent pipe in bathroom

There is a vent pipe in my bathroom that goes directly to the roof (no attic in my house) but when it rains, the rain streams right down the pipe.

Is there a protective cap that I can put on the pipe or another way to alleviate the leaking?

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Old 08-06-02, 05:03 AM
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I wouldn't think that enough rainwater could come in a vent stack to be a problem and require a cap. Nevertheless, from reading the original post, I would assume that the water is actually leaking between the roof and the vent stack. That being the case, brewhill, I think you probably need to replace the collar on the roof through which the stack protrudes. Sometimes the flexible seal becomes brittle and no longer seals out the water when it rains.
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For another can smear on black plastic roofing cement on the old boot around the vent pipe.
Use throw-away rubber gloves and old clothes. That stuff is VERY sticky, and can even be applied in the rain.
Good luck!
Old 08-08-02, 01:05 PM
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Thanks for your help!

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