Here is the photo of the rear of the chimney where a "Gusset" or "Cricket" was installed. This is a small, raised base for a metal watershed. As you can see, the metal was carefully installed with no roof face-fasteners and the metal is brought out on top of the shingles so as to shed the water out. This is unlike the status quo of the industry where metal pans are covered with shingles, trapping water, and face-nailed, inviting leaks in critical areas. The copper was soldered with industry standard 50/50 - tin/lead solder.
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