Broken Vent Pipe

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Old 09-05-08, 06:08 PM
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Broken Vent Pipe

Looking for suggestions repairing a broken vent pipe. We have a 12 - 12 pitch metal roof. An ABS vent pipe continues to break. The vent pipe is lower on the roof. Winter snows and ice slide down the roof and break the pipe. I've considered building a snow ladder above the pipe.. Is there a better way to solve this?

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Old 09-10-08, 01:32 PM
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replace it with Sched. 40 PVC.......no way sliding ice and snow will break sched. 40 PVC.
 
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Old 09-11-08, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by steve22l View Post
replace it with Sched. 40 PVC.......no way sliding ice and snow will break sched. 40 PVC.
Thanks. I'll give it a try.
 
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Old 09-11-08, 02:24 PM
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If the snow is pushing that hard on the pipe id install one of these.
http://www.s-5.com/snow/index_38.cfm
 
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Old 09-12-08, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by GMAN69 View Post
If the snow is pushing that hard
I'm not certain if it's the amount of pressure being applied, or maybe it's being slammed by sildes. The pipe is lower on the roof so there's good amount of snow and ice sliding down slamming into it.
 
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Old 09-15-08, 06:34 PM
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Ice guards can be installed in several spots above the pipe. Not a bad idea to do whole roof that way.
 
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