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Is there a cricket behind the chimney? Jim

Is there a cricket behind the chimney?
Jim
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Cut the top 1" off the top of the replacement...

Cut the top 1" off the top of the replacement shingle. Trowel a little mastic on both sides of the replacement shingle along the top edge, about 2" wide. Slide the shingle up and under the next...
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I like the look of hips. They are just harder to...

I like the look of hips. They are just harder to vent.
Jim
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The issue is wrinkling of felt that can telegraph...

The issue is wrinkling of felt that can telegraph through the new shingles. Usually only a problem with #30 felt. In S. Florida it may be synthetic underlayment instead of felt. This has much...
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Do not apply full coverage Grace Ice & Water...

Do not apply full coverage Grace Ice & Water Shield over unvented spaces.....exception is when there is a vapor barrier of equal or greater perm rating, installed under the insulation.
Jim
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Not exactly. Tar Paper is really coal tar...

Not exactly. Tar Paper is really coal tar felts, used w/ builtup coal tar roofs. Roofing felt is asphalt based, for asphalt roofing.
Jim
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I agree w/Pgriz.....except that I think 2" air...

I agree w/Pgriz.....except that I think 2" air space is good enough.
Jim
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I don't believe there are any systems of concrete...

I don't believe there are any systems of concrete that can go to "zero". The Tile Council recommends min slab thickness of 1 1/4".

Will your waterproofing be a coating on top of this slab or a...
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You can fix it if you have a wonderbar. First...

You can fix it if you have a wonderbar. First just try breaking the cracked tile into little pieces you can remove. If this isn't working, try to work the wonderbar up under the higher tile to get...
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You will be able to get to all of the nails ok,...

You will be able to get to all of the nails ok, except for the last course. For the last course, cut 1" off of the top of the shingle and bed the entire upper half of the shingle in roof cement,...
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Rubber is great. Rolled roofing is cheaper. 60...

Rubber is great. Rolled roofing is cheaper. 60 mil reinforced EPDM is about $.65/sq ft. You will also need glue or their mechanically fastened hardware. Any roofing material supplier has this in...
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Get a slate roemoval tool. This cuts the heads...

Get a slate roemoval tool. This cuts the heads off of the fasteners, allowing the slate to be removed and replaced. This is a simple and quick repair.
Jim
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Remove snow & ice. Check the seal along the tops...

Remove snow & ice. Check the seal along the tops of the metal flashing and add caulk as needed. Re-flash the area correctly in the Spring.Jim
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So, they couldn't be for swamp coolers? They...

So, they couldn't be for swamp coolers? They don't go through the roof deck?
Jim
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I can't tell from photo what material they are...

I can't tell from photo what material they are made of. Wood? Looks like cloth??? Obviously some type of platform, level to the roof. Is it hollow? Does it gointo the attic or house? Any...
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I use regular step flashings and cut the tops to...

I use regular step flashings and cut the tops to match the slope of the roof. Finish with a mechanically fastened "termination bar" along the tops of the step flashings and seal with sealant.
Jim
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As a last resort, try Zypex on the inside of the...

As a last resort, try Zypex on the inside of the concrete wall. Does a pretty good job of sealing up the existing cracks, but as the cracks continue to propagate over the years, it will need more...
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The IRC requires 1:300 min venting ratio. Ridge...

The IRC requires 1:300 min venting ratio. Ridge and soffet vents should be equal. I'm nor sure on the other stuff. Why would you block the gable vents? I know that the ridge vent guys don't like...
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Yes. As long as your attic has adequate...

Yes. As long as your attic has adequate ventillation. We do it all of the time here in the western ski areas.
Jim
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What needs repair? When you fit the replacement...

What needs repair? When you fit the replacement shingles into the existing roof, you will have to trim off the "T" on the last one. This shingle needs to be solidly imbedded in pastic cement.
Jim
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Cedar Shakes also use a longer step...

Cedar Shakes also use a longer step flashing.....9" I believe.
Jim
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I don't know what a "warm deck" or "inverted...

I don't know what a "warm deck" or "inverted deck" is. I think you are talking about an IRMA (Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly)or PRMA r(Protected Roof Membrane Assembly) Roof. Both are the same. ...
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I'm with Shinstr. Jim

I'm with Shinstr.
Jim
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Here is the Grace "non-stripped" detail. GIWS...

Here is the Grace "non-stripped" detail. GIWS under the drip at eaves.

http://www.na.graceconstruction.com/template.cfm?page=/underlayments/dd_iws101.html&did=8

Jim
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Yes...blocked ventillation can cause this. ...

Yes...blocked ventillation can cause this. Normally, 1-2" is enough air space. I agree with Hellrazor, ridge venting is manditory.
Jim
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