question He had been pulling out bad flashing when the wasp had gotten him. Question: What's the meaning of 'pull out bad flashing?'
Sep 5, 2018 7:32 AM
Answers · 4
"Flashing" is a waterproof material, usually thin metal, used at joints in a roof to keep water out of a house. Usually around a fireplace or vent. So to "pull out bad flashing" would usually mean you are on the roof or working on the roof from a ladder taking out the bad metal to replace it.
September 5, 2018
thank you :-)
September 5, 2018
It was a large roof, of a hotel. The "from a ladder" is a guess. We know from the rest of the piece that he was already off the ladder and onto the roof. Kurt's explanation of flashing and removing broken flashing is absolutely right. . Why, oh why, don't they fix the ampersand comes out as & bug?
September 5, 2018
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