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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:46 pm 
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I am looking for suggestions on what you all do when you encounter this. It is the main power coming into the house, and the pole goes through the roof. Short of calling the power company to disconnect/connect for a new boot install, what do you think?
I am leaning towards reusing and caulking the old one.
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You may be able to find a skilled roofer who can remove the old boot and fabricate a new one and solder it.


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You could also use a "retrofit roof boot" which can be installed without having to remove/disconnect the power cables.

http://www.bestmaterials.com/masterflas ... rials.aspx

http://www.amsisupply.com/pipe%20flashing.php


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I was unaware of the retrofit products. Looks like I should order a few to keep in stock.
I wonder if my supplier can get anything.
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As stated above, Master Flash as we call them come in many sizes..Handy items......good for Stink pipes that go through the dormer above.....

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we take a 2" lead boot and slice it down the side, then wrap it around the pipe, then caulk it.

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gweedo wrote:
we take a 2" lead boot and slice it down the side, then wrap it around the pipe, then caulk it.

gweedo.


have done this a few times........suggest using lead that is one size bigger than pipe, and slice at the front( less water traffic ) and seal.........

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  Post subject: Lead Boots
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Dear RoofNY,

I'm with Gweedo and Johne5.

We've been using lead boots at electric masts for over 20 years. The sun down here in South Florida deteriorates rubber collars in about seven years, but the lead will last longer than your roofing.

A stainless steel hose clamp around the top is a good finishing touch.

John C Bishop
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