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    Default Shingled Crickets

    While doing some research on cricket (saddle) flashings at chimneys I ran across the article below. Almost all of the crickets I see here are metal, but thinking back I have seen a few that were shingled instead, and I realize that I had perhaps not given them enough thought at the time. This installation looks to me like asking for trouble (both details such use of roofing paper rather than ice and water shield and the reliance on sealants ("I usually use a lot of roofing tar to fill any gaps around the valley areas"), and the general complexity of the shingling in this small area) but I thought I would get the opinions of others here, and also ask more generally if others here have encountered problems with shingled crickets.

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    Default Re: Shingled Crickets

    Pictures too small to tell much.

    Try 640 x 480.

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    Default Re: Shingled Crickets

    Michael,

    The step flashing does not appear to be counter flashed. Very often I see the step flashing sealed to the brick without the use of counter flashing. While not ideal it does tend to work and I do not take issue with it.

    That aside, A shingled cricket would be no different than a shingled valley. If you ventured out into the burbs you'd find a vast majority of crickets shingled. I think that you'd have a rough road if you wrote them up.

    Last edited by Eric Barker; 12-17-2007 at 06:22 AM. Reason: Typo
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    Default Re: Shingled Crickets

    Erby,

    See the links in the post, those pics are from that site.

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