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  1. #1
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    Default Flashed deck post

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    Default Re: Flashed deck post

    Can't say I have seen one done like that. If they place any wood on that (looks like roll roofing) material it will puncture it in a short period of time.

    I would like to see that post isolated and not wrapped in anything.

    That will be a leaker down the road if it has not already started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    ...That will be a leaker down the road if it has not already started.
    Not my exact words to the buyer, but pretty close. Thanks Scott.

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    Default Re: Flashed deck post

    Looks like modified to me, but, yes, it is flashed improperly.

    Let that wood shrink and crack and you will have water going down INSIDE the flashing, and the flashing will do a nice job of keeping the water inside the flashing and the roof covering, rotting out whatever it comes in contact with.

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    Default Re: Flashed deck post

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Looks like modified to me....
    Me, too.

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    Default Re: Flashed deck post

    As a possible improvement to BB's graphic I would insist upon the top of the flashing being installed in a kerf cut around the perimter of the post.


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