Removing Roofing Cement?

 
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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Removing Roofing Cement?


I had counter flashing that was installed into the mortar joint of brick and then glopped with roofing cement. What is the best way to remove this cement?
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Removing Roofing Cement?


We usually chip it off with our hatchets and pry-bars, then when installing the new flashing we make sure to go the next brick up to cover what can't be cleaned.

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Old 07-28-2007, 01:25 AM   #3
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Re: Removing Roofing Cement?


If it is fresh roof cement, I would scrape nearly all of it off with a trowel of some sort, making sure not to stain the brick, and use a heavy duty citrus cleaner to get the residue off the metal.
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Re: Removing Roofing Cement?


spray it w/ co2,and then tap it w/ a hammer,or do it when it`s already cold,citrus leaves some residue
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