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    roof jack?

    does anyone have a picture of a roof jack? always looking for a new lead supply and I keep hearing people mention them,, but no one has ever described one or what they do. thanks a lot , Travis
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    Here you go.
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    DO NOT use lead roof jacks. Roof flashing made of lead is what they mean.

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    There are some areas that call the lead flashing vent cover a roof jack. Some old timers in Indiana come to mind.
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    The picture in post #2 is what they are. They are known by different names. They seal where pipes and gas vents penetrate the roof. Years ago, flashing was also lead, but now its mostly gavanized sheet metal. Thats a picture of a new one, most have roofing tar or paint on them and are heavily oxidized. Its a good source for soft lead.

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    ok, I was wondering what good a jack would do if it was made of lead! lol ok yeah flashing is what I've heard it called, but now I know, thanks guys!
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    Off cuts of lead flashing is a staple lead supply for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeggen View Post
    There are some areas that call the lead flashing vent cover a roof jack. Some old timers in Indiana come to mind.
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    Iowa as well. I knew exactly what he meant.

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    Used to call them stack vents. Frank

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    call them a boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyFirefighter357 View Post
    Real roofers call those chicken ladders!
    Hell, I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plate plinker View Post
    call them a boot.
    that's what there called around here

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    Resurrection of an old thread so you know what I have. Got a load of these today for casting balls for my muzzle loaders. Do I need to cut out the solder joint to have pure lead or will the little bit of solder matter if I just melt them as is into ingots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIMPINGJ View Post
    I just melt them as is into ingots?
    Throw the whole thing in the pot.

    The solder isn't pure lead, but its real close to it.
    Shouldn't be enough other stuff in it to matter.
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    Thanks Winger, that was what I was hoping. One less step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIMPINGJ View Post
    Thanks Winger, that was what I was hoping. One less step.
    Glad to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    Real roofers call those chicken ladders!
    Until your on a 16/12 roof.

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    I saw lots of these lead flashings in Florida where the sun tends to bake rubber roof boots to a crisp. Even the galvanized ones have a rubber gasket in them that breaks down. Lead just does not deteriorate like rubber but the roofers put new ones on rather than try to reuse the old ones. They melt good but are kind of smokey.
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    We don’t reuse them because the oxidized real bad inside and are full of holes from being nailed on plus’s would you trust or want a 30 year old product on your roof as a roofer I would not

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