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Kurtis Hord
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you post some better photos?
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 06:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what I can see it looks bad.
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Melissa Lieb
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Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for your input...it helps
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John Chan
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Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't see the whole roof very well, but it looks fairly low pitched. I'd try opening the seams and cutting out a couple more feet of the copper standing seam. I'd install a new piece of copper with a built in lock at the top. You could slide your copper 6" or so underneath the copper standing seam and lock it onto the standing seam with a built in lock and butyl caulk in the lock. Then you could wire wheel the old copper and rivet and solder the new piece on at the bottom. I think the locked and caulked seam would positively prevent any capillary action from occurring.
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Melissa Lieb
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Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a coper standing seam roof that was installed with skylights minus the cricket on the upslope. Crickets were installed later and damaged the standing seams and panels during the process. The cricket and copper panels overlap but are not sealed. I would like to repair the open overlap with applying NP-1 caulk between the two pieces, then using copper rivets to pop rivet the pieces together, then installing strips of butyl tape over the rivets and seam as a belt and suspenders system. Any alternative repair suggestions or product information on the butyl tape. I have had experience with Alumaflash butyl tape manufacturered by Republis Powdered Metals, but since this product has aluminum on one side it do not was to use it because of galvanic corrosion. Any suggestions?

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