Roof design flaw now fixed.

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Roof design flaw now fixed.

Postby b.bodemer » Mon May 04, 2009 3:18 pm

I used trim to hide all joints and created a design flaw around the roof vent on my original build. My roof never leaked but it bothered me that I could be sitting somewhere in the pouring rain and that the areas on both sides of the vent would form pools of water.

I waited until it warmed up here enough in Cleveland to start a roof fix it. I cut out two pieces of scrap birch from the original build and glued them in place on both sides of the vent. I cut out the shape of the vent and raised that area 1/4". I then used epxoy with filler for the gaps. Put on 3 coats of epoxy. then primed and finally painted that area.

Just have to install the vent and seal. Switched from a white vent to a smoked. Looks cool.

Before while building:
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The fix:
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It was an easy fix............

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Postby S. Heisley » Mon May 04, 2009 4:35 pm

That looks good, Barb. You do beautiful work! :thumbsup:
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Postby packerz4 » Mon May 04, 2009 4:42 pm

SWEEEEEEEET! NICE JOB. :thumbsup:
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Postby Spotman » Mon May 04, 2009 4:48 pm

8) That is purty looking.
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Postby 01Sport » Mon May 04, 2009 5:18 pm

Nice job :applause:
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Postby cdfnchico » Mon May 04, 2009 5:43 pm

Nice job...true artists fix "mistakes" so no one can tell...this is a perfect example!
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Postby Miriam C. » Mon May 04, 2009 7:35 pm

:applause: :thumbsup: Perfect! I will use that when I fix my trim to get rid of the lake. 8) :thumbsup:
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Postby Sam I am » Mon May 04, 2009 9:37 pm

Nice work, Barb! I love your teardrop, and now it's even better!
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Postby madjack » Tue May 05, 2009 12:09 am

...nice solution to your problem...should be "invisible" when completed.................. 8)
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Postby stomperxj » Tue May 05, 2009 8:53 am

Nice work Barb. Good job
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Postby Lynn Coleman » Fri May 08, 2009 11:52 pm

Nice!
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Postby peggyearlchris » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:29 pm

WOW! That looks great Barb. Nicely done. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Peg
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Postby southpennrailroad » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:55 pm

Great job!

However is it possible for future builders to add another panel across the top as you did but not patch it. Highest point would be higher but with one piece instead of piecing it as you had to. That is what I am considering now that I see your problem resolved.

Thanks for your idea and fix so when I ever decide to do one I will avoid this by your idea.

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Postby b.bodemer » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:01 am

Russ,
Yes.... there are a lot of ways to finish off roofs, especially around the vent area.

I can't tell you how many ideas I got from this forum before, during and after my td build.
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