chimney cricket flashing

Beth Longbrake
9/29/2015
Please see the attachment for the chimney cricket I'm trying to flash. This is a metal roof in Phoenix, Arizona. Should I use a piece (or pieces) of step (L-shaped) flashing to cover the "V" that is cut into the end wall flashing? Or is there a better way to flash this cricket? I plan on counter flashing and cutting a groove into the chimney for this flashing.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
9/29/2015
Yes. Are you doing this or someone else? What sort of metal working tools do you have access to? Some folks can solder in a corner to complete that gap or lock a piece into either side.
Guest User
9/30/2015
Yes, Eric, I plan on doing this myself (with a helper). Besides tin snips what type of metal working tools do you recommend? I have a soldering iron and solder. What do you mean by "lock a piece into either side?" I've enclosed the scale drawing I generated for the roof in question.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
9/30/2015
Snips, hand seamer, and folding tool should work for you on this section. If you are doing the whole thing, you may want to invent in larger scale versions of each. What type of metal roof are you going to do?
Guest User
10/1/2015
I'll be using R panels. I have R and L tin snips and an 18V impact drill. What folding tool do you recommend? There's a welding shop at the end of my street. He has a metal break. I was going to have him bend the flashing for me. I'll be buying the panels and trim from a local company: http://www.paintedrustedroofing.com/antique-rustic-_8_1161_30795.html
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/1/2015
Hand folding tool and some seamers should be fine. http://www.mp3car.com/fabrication/134594-how-to-use-a-sheet-metal-folding-tool.html Google Metal roof hand seamer for the other tool.
Guest User
10/1/2015
Thank you, Eric. You've been very helpful.

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