Before I break my neck (roof content)

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  • Boba Fatt
    Member

    One of my plastic chimney/vent things on the roof is squint, like it’s been knocked by something.

    before I go up the loft to see if this is accessible from inside or indeed can actually be pulled back into line, does anyone know if this can be done myself or have any idea what I should be looking at online before going up there and inevitably putting my foot through the ceiling?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
    Subscriber

    What kind of roof – flat, tiled etc?

    Boba Fatt
    Member

    pitch roof, tiled, the chimney is closer to the guttering than it is to the peak

    I think the appropriate phrase here is ‘learn from WCA’s fail…’

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    my plastic chimney/vent things

    do you mean “Chimney” or Soil stack vent or roof vent?



    Boba Fatt
    Member

    do you mean “Chimney” or Soil stack vent or roof vent?

    The second one

    and what happened to WCA? (i presume that is WorldClassAccident, presumably he lived up to his name?)

    nick1962
    Member

    Pay a professional to risk their life and limbs,seriously.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
    Subscriber

    I did a similar sort of thing once but got a climbing friend to rope me from the other side of the roof. I know pros do it but I just wouldn’t go onto an exposed slope without some sort of protection.

    Depending on access for you you may need to rent a ladder that hooks over the ridge tiles to get up and in that case it may just be cheaper to get someone in

    Boba Fatt
    Member

    Having just been up the loft, what with all the insulation and everything else (and the fact that I just banged my head on the roof hatch) I think this one can be left to the professionals. Not the first time my good intentions have ended up costing me money

    I_Ache
    Member

    Basically he fell off a ladder shattered his foot and nearly had to have it chopped off!

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