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Hi rain is leaking into my loft space around the soil pipe where it exits the pitched roof of my house. It is particularly noticable during heavy rain. I'm no builder but a not bad DIYer. I have taken the concrete tiles off from around the pipe and the lead slate appears good. I have bent the back of the lead slate up, as seen on Youtube video and all seems ok. My query is, if water is getting through the roof, higher up, the felt is there to take it down to the gutter. However the felt is cut away all around the pipe and as the pipe is at the bottom of the roof any rain that gets under the tiles will exit here and not into the gutter. Sorry if this seems too simplistic but thats the way it appears to me. I have just repointed all the ridge tiles although they weren't too bad so I'm just waiting for more heavy rain to test it. Could always use a hosepipe to test it I suppose. Thanks, Barry


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You are right about the path the water will take, Barry.

Any water that comes down the felt can be diverted around the soil pipe. Create a sort of flashing above the soil pipe with a piece of felt. Tuck the top edge of the new felt under the bottom edge of felt above it as normal, and turn the bottom back on itself to catch any water that does come down the felt. Make sure the piece of felt you put in is wide enough to carry any water it collects over the rafters ether side of the soil pipe, and then the water should find its way around the soil pipe, and down to the gutter. You'll have to take a few tiles off and possibly some battens off to do it, dependant on where the bottom of the felt sheet above the soil pipe is.

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