Vent pipe flange leak - heavy rains coming

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Old 10-01-15, 02:54 PM
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Vent pipe flange leak - heavy rains coming

Our house/roof is about 14 years old. Recently during really heaving rains I found two vent pipes leak into our attic. Some research shows me its the "flange". Guess its starting to go? I'm planning to call in a professional to evaluate and probably replace. My question is, with the impeding rains coming my way this weekend, is there anything I can do in the short term?

I've placed buckets beneath but that isn't 100% since the water runs down the pipe and not always a drip. Can I spray some foam up there or something that would shore up the seal until I get it replaced?
 
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Old 10-01-15, 03:22 PM
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For a temporary fix I have slid a second pipe flange down over the first. If you can't get the top edge of the new flange under the shingles, insert a piece of flashing under the first row of shingles above the flange so it overlaps the top edge of the new flange. Caulk between the new flange and the flashing so it doesn't just blow away. Depending upon how well it fits you might want to caulk the new flange to the old.

Better than a flood.

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Buckets are a great idea, to catch the water. If it's really bad, try a bathtub, JK. There isn't much that you can do from inside. Is it too hard to get to the roof? Don't put yourself in danger.
 
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oh yea, I forgot to mention that I can't/won't get to it from the roof. So my only access is from the attic. I'm lucky in that the one pipe bends at 45 degrees and thats where the drip comes from. the other pipe goes straight down through the floor which is why its hard to catch a drip.

so, yea sounds like tough to do much from the attic.
 
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If you have a company in mind they might be willing to run over and do a temporary fix. The roofers and pros like that have the ladders and the nerves to run up there in a second and with bad weather coming they certainly understand.

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Several company's make a simple side on repair, no tools or caulking needed.
Takes more time to set up the ladder then to install them.
Perma-Boot Pipe Boot Repair for 3 in. I.D. Vent Pipe Weatherwood Color-PBR 312-3WW - The Home Depot
https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...Lor2-AGM9ouQDQ
 
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wow, ok thats great to know. I'll give them a try. thanks all!
 
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