Quick & Easy Repair for a Soil Stack Boot
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.