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    Talking "four sponge roof leak"

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    Jim, that is a funny picture. But have you heard "wrong questions don't have right answers"?

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    I like the 4x 90 degree turns that make the full 360 degree turn around the p-vent. That took some bubba-enjuneering.

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    Default Re: "four sponge roof leak"

    You can laugh at it but that guy named Billy Mayes on TV that sells all the gadgets and screams during the whole commercial will be selling all 4 of those sponges in a set for 29.95 before long.


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    Hate the way that guy screams every word!!!


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    Default Re: "four sponge roof leak"

    is it me or are we missing a few rafters up there?


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    NAHI forum recently held a crazy photo contest. Your's would have made it at least into the semi-finals, IMO. I'm jealous.
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    Default Re: "four sponge roof leak"

    The irony is that it would have taken less duct tape and no sponges at all to just "fix" the problem from topside!

    What a terrible waste of valuable resources!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Stojanik View Post
    The irony is that it would have taken less duct tape and no sponges at all to just "fix" the problem from topside!

    What a terrible waste of valuable resources!
    Less duct tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    is it me or are we missing a few rafters up there?
    I think the guy who did the "repair" is at least one rafter short underneath his roof deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Less duct tape?
    Yes.

    One wrap around the pipe at the deteriorated flashing would have done it.

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    Jerry...the one wrap around the deteriorated flashing had already deteriorated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim McClendon View Post
    Jerry...the one wrap around the deteriorated flashing had already deteriorated.
    Okay, I guess it needed two wraps around the deteriorated flashing, one which is sacrificed so the other lasts longer?

    I see how the mind of that guy worked - first, he wrapped the deteriorated flashing, when that deteriorated, he said 'I may not be smart, but I am a fast learner, I will put the next repair in the attic so the sun does not deteriorate it.'.

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