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BILL BOOR
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WHAT IS THE GUIDLINES OR SPEC FOR THE GAP BETWEEN 1/4" SLATE?
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joe jenkins
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you mean a gap between the slates where they butt side to side? There is no gap there.
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steve machel
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 03:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Should you be able to see light through the slate if you are in the attic?
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admin
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On older roofs, yes, you can often see light when in a dark attic through the flashing areas such as around a chimney or at the ridge (but not through the field of the roof).

Joe Jenkins
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Kevin Wiggins
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 09:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If there is no gap between adjacent slates, then what does the roofer need to do to accommodate a wire snow guard that is attached to the roof and comes up between the slates? We are using a 22" slate with 9" exposure, and we have gotten a recommendation from Alpine Snow Guards to use their #73 guard.
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you're installing the slates, leave a gap when you include the snow guards.

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