It wasn’t but a month ago that I wrote a blog about a failed copper spun drain and the leak it caused. Wouldn’t you know I had another today. We were in Vancouver doing repairs to an upper roof top deck area when the owner suggested I look at his lower small deck area for deficiencies that may be contributing to reported moisture issues in the ceiling below. I automatically head to protrusions and since there was only one – the drain – I concentrated on that. And there you have it. VIOLA. A nail head sized hole in the bowl area of the drain. Replacing the drain would have been the ultimate solution but since we were doing a bunch of work on the upper roof already, we chose a simpler and less costly alternative. I torched membrane down into the drain bowl and basically covered any visible copper with membrane. That should do him well.
I was in Vancouver today looking for a roof leak. Here’s a challenge for you. What is this photo of? Want some hints? It wasn’t shot at night. It was a clue for finding a leak. All right. Enough. This is a photo of a copper spun drain shot from inside an attic with the flash off. I couldn’t see these pin holes from on top of the roof but the drip location inside the house was directly in line with this drain. I knew I needed to go into the attic…. and I knew I had to show this photo to the home owner. I don’t really think it was that tricky of a challenge. Did anyone get it right besides me!!