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Is visible daylight between lead flashing and the chimney brick stack normal?

I'm not a professional but to me that flashing is pretty obviously no good. (see update below) It looks to me like you have one piece of metal that was bent into a stair-step pattern with additional ...
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Is visible daylight between lead flashing and the chimney brick stack normal?

I am not an expert on brick chimney flashings. If this is horizontal then there shouldn't be daylight like this. But it would be difficult to install flashing on a rough brick surface and make it ...
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Who do I hire to repair damage from a leak from the deck into the house?

A general would probably be your best bet, as you'll need to pull up some parts of the deck to get access below, open up the roof (likely) or ceiling from below, possibly install/repair plumbing for ...
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How to cap abandoned drain stack vent flashing

Find a Tupperware bowl of the right size, and a tube of construction glue. Glue the bowl over the hole. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from a job well done.
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How to cap abandoned drain stack vent flashing

Install a short piece of PVC pipe of the correct size into the flashing. Use pipe strap to fix the bottom of it to the rafters so it won't lift out or move. Replace the damaged gasket in your ...
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Mildew at the base of exterior block wall

A 50/50 mixture of water and chlorine bleach is the usual prescription for cleaning mildew. To clean, spray it on. Leave it soak in for about 15 minutes. Scrub with a broom and rinse well. To keep it ...
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Advice on window flashing

Hard to tell from your description alone, but if you're saying there's no pan flashing, (between the bottom of the framed opening and the window) yeah, that's generally required by code. And common ...
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How do I handle the existing screws when replacing flashing on a metal roof?

Hopefully the last guy used #10 roofing screws. Use #12 roofing screws for your installation. Butyl tape makes a nice gasket material instead of (or in addition to) sealant. Leave an unsealed couple ...
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How can I determine proper step flashing size and thickness?

Disclaimer: I am not a professional roofer. I did the flashing on my roof when I built a garage 30 years ago. I used whatever pre-formed flashing was available at my local hardware store without a ...
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How can I repair rotting wooden window drip cap?

The top trim piece should be sloped to shed water away from your siding. It is then nailed in from the top to the window casing. Grab a small pry bar and try to get it in between the casing and the ...
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Paint flashing after touch up

It looks as if the paint was not mixed well before you tried the touch up. Try adding just a bit of water to the paint to thin it. Mix it very well. Paint with a brush and light strokes. If still not ...
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Can I use zinc roll flashing for a sill pan and head flashing?

While not optimal, the zinc roll can be used. I would just check that it doesn't contact any dissimilar metal to prevent galvanic action. Of course that would be preferred with any metal. Of course ...
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