Leaking vent pipe


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Old 07-27-08, 07:34 AM
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Leaking vent pipe

One of the vent pipe in my house started leaking during heavy rain last week, I went into the attic and found where the water was coming in and I could see daylight where the pipe goes through the roof. Is it ok to try to fill the opening with caulking from the inside the attic or will I need to climb up on the roof to seal? Can I use a latex or silicone caulking or do I need roof cement?
 
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Old 07-27-08, 05:16 PM
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The best thing is to seal it from the roof. I would probably use that messy black tar that comes in a can. Wear gloves and use some throw away plastic putty knives.
 
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Old 07-27-08, 07:22 PM
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I assume you have whats called a roof shoe around the pipe. It's either deteriorated or damaged. The proper thing to do would be to replace it. Pretty simple fix if you can remove a few shingles without damaging them. If not, then Pulpo's remedy will work for a time.
 
 

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