Quick & Easy Repair for a Soil Stack Boot

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Shingles | December 14, 2015

Ever get up on a roof and find the soil stack boot has deteriorated or split (see the feature photo).  It is one of those “Argh” moments.

Here is a quick repair that may come in handy this winter or some other time.

1.   Purchase a new soil stack boot for the subject soil stack remembering to get a boot for the proper diameter pipe and the proper roof pitch.  The new boot should have a rubber sleeve that can be removed or cut from the boot (Figure SSR-1).

Figure SSR-1 Cut top of sleeve off new soil stack boot.

Figure SSR-1 Cut top of sleeve off new soil stack boot.

2.    Remove or cut the upper portion of the rubber sleeve from the boot (Figure SSR-1).

3.   Get back up on the roof and slide the new sleeve over the soil stack (Figure SSR-2).  V-wola!  You are done.

Figure SSR-2 Slide top of sleeve cut from the new soil stack boot over the soil stack

Figure SSR-2 Slide top of sleeve cut from the new soil stack boot over the soil stack

4.   You may then replace the soil stack boot when the weather allows.

I have used this repair on three roofs with success, that is, without any leakage at the stack.

If you have any quick fixes like this for a soil stack or other building component, please send them to engineering@prugarinc.com.

Thanks.

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