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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice, look forward to some more Wim.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Have you guys looked at the staging these guys erect on these jobs? wow! It takes it to a whole different level for sure! Very nice work and very safe too. Good job Wim!
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Wim, Very nice work. I recognized that turret from one of the earlier pictures. Thanks for the update. Very impressive work!
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Belgiumslate (Belgiumslate)
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Belgiumslate (Belgiumslate)
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Old_school (Old_school)
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In a way they would act as a mini ice guard too. course at that pitch it wouldn't do anything. One could just leave their ladders on the roof with them. That would stop the snow for a bit!
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Kwhord (Kwhord)
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Also I love the ladder hooks built into the roof. Great way to ensure "cheap" repairability in the future. No need for a crane rental or expensive staging just to replace a few slipped tiles.
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Kwhord (Kwhord)
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We use a story stick for an exposure gauge when we are not using chalk lines. My apprentice would love to work on your jobsite. He hates tool belts. Never prepared.
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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The divider is like are tape measure but better. You see in those old picture and new, there not much for tool belts! All you need is some nails, hammer, stake, and the divider- Nice.
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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I think the dividers are for each pcs of slate, on the turret, for marking the pcs of slate.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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That is some pretty impressive staging to get to the work area.

How is the scaffolding aroung the high towere supported? It starts small and then expands and it looks like it is at least 50 feet above the top of the ridge. I couldn't see how it was braced from the roof.
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Kwhord (Kwhord)
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Wim, I see the dividers right next to your slate hammer in many pictures both new and old. What do you use that tool for as you are laying slate? Is it used as a gauge for your exposure?
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Wim, how many workers are on a job of that size and how long will it take to complete?
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Pretty neat work. I love how the slate lays so nice on the curved turret. Did anyone else catch how the decking on the turret wrapped diagonally? Very neat trick!
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Tinner666 (Tinner666)
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Was anybody else as dumb as I and didn't know what the ladder hooks were? I thought they would put bars across them for snow guards. Boy, did I miss that one!

Wonder what it's like climbing a steeple with only those built-in steps?
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Braymer (Braymer)
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Wow, great photos. I think a bunch of people want to move to Belgium - me too!
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Tinner666 (Tinner666)
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Some really nice stuff there. I followed the link and thought the steeple scaffold looked pretty cool. Maybe I should come over and work with you folks. That would be awesome.
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Belgiumslate (Belgiumslate)
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here a pictures of the church in Kontich we now working on, all old slates must be removed and new installed
the first picture is from google earth

the church got 6 towers 1 turrent tower
yesterday a started to instal slates on this turrent
the foot of the turrent is +-19 meters long
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wim b
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thx Angus
i have seen your video on your site very nice footage

it depends on the situation if i use slate hooks or nails to repair a slate roof
nails last mutch longer then hooks
i dont use slate hooks on very old slate roofs or near a forrest

the slates used on this job are Expiz
i think the next 2 weeks the job is finished
then i start a new job the church of Kontich
this is fanaly again nailing the slates no slate hooks allowed there :)
leuven
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Angus Charlton
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very very impressive work Wim. I've worked mainly on churches and castles - we also use a lot of lead and copper on our roofs. Do you always use hooks for fixing the slates and is it as secure as nails?

What kind of slate did you use on that job?

If you ever need any top quality slate we have our own quarry in China and sell to some of the top roofers and contracts in the UK. Full BS and EN certificates.
www.matthewcharlton.com
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wim b
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hi Slate Affair Inc i had trouble with finding free webspace but now i have vacation for 3 weeks and have a sea of time, and i had finally found free webspace to update my web site with more pictures and in the future also video's here is my homepage -> http://users.telenet.be/NATUURLEIEN or for more pictures of the dome shape tower visit http://slateb.angelfire.com/GEEL_ST_DIMPNA/GEEL_ST_DIMPNA_KERK.html
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Ha, Wim do you have a picture of the steeple, in the picture, finished or any more of the details you are working on.
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Ward Hamilton
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wim ... your English is better than our Flemish or any other language for that matter! don't be afraid or embarassed of making spelling errors ... the knowledge and insight you can share is priceless! [and your spelling is better than some of what i've seen here, for that matter] this forum is for sharing information and ideas ... asking questions. NOT about judging other's grammar! [oops, I just spoke for Joe ... got a feeling he agrees]
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wim b
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thank you Slate Affair
yes we instal slate mainly on churches and castels
i have seen pictures of your work also very nice work
but i dont give much comment because its hard for me to write english without spelling errors :)
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Looks good Wim, you seem to work on alot of churches?
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wim b
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the job in Leuven is not ready yet but sometimes i must go to other roofs
this is a tower in the city Geel, we got 4 weeks to instal the slates
the foot of the tower starts with a dome shape




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wim b
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yes we use under-lay-ment sometimes it depends what the architect and the city whants
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Wim do you ever install any temparay under-lay-ment or do you us a tarp? Do you do what you can do in a day? Very nice, I would really like to spend a few week on a project with you guys.
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David Spradlin
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Beautiful.....Really really beautiful.
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Kurtis Hord
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You have something in Europe we will never have here: A sense of place. Your work is great!
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wim b
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the job we now working on, Sint Pieters church in the city Leuven



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robin colman
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NICE TO HAVE A FELLOW BELGIAN SLATER ON HERE :-) makes me want to update me yow website :-)
contact me in flemish, Wim...

for slate affair: I am looking for help and hire!!! always welcome here
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Look like a nice biulding, its nice that all of the roofs over there seem to have tile or slate. Like most of Europe. It would be nice to see more of that here in the US.
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wim b
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the storm pictures happend at night
no one was hurt :)
and there was no damage to the krane

the job we now working on must be ready in 150 work days (the old kadettenschool in the city Lier)
here some picture i found on the web of the building
i dont have a digital camera yet
http://www.dubtown.de/images/pics/sonst_kadettenschule/23.htm
http://www.dubtown.de/images/pics/sonst_kadettenschule/22.htm
http://www.dubtown.de/images/pics/sonst_kadettenschule/05.htm
we mostly restorate protected monuments
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Those picture of wind damage are crazy. How did that happen, what kind of wind did that? I am glad I don't paid for your insurance. I really liked all the pictures from the 50's. It help to see that alot has not change over time beside the staging. I also like how you all don't have big heavy tool belts on. How long are some of the job you do? Then look like there all good size. Joe you need a better computer!!
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wim b
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for some unknown reason FireFox browser dont desplay those pages?
i whil try to fix this
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Joe Jenkins
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The first 3 links and the last one still don't work.
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Thomas Massie
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Inspiring pictures wim b.! I suppose you have no fear of heights. :) Thanks for sharing your pictures.

-Thomas
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wim b
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sorry Joe for the picture error it is fixed now :)
Slate_Affair_Inc we have for many years slate restoration work
and in my opinion is help very welcome
but i have first to ask the big boss for work conditions ect..
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Joe Jenkins
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This is what I get when I try to look at the pictures:

Sorry, de gevraagde pagina kan niet gevonden worden.
Page not found - HTTP 404
U kan de volgende zaken proberen:
Ga terug naar de vorige pagina en klik op een andere link.
Kijk het ingetypte adres na op fouten.
Zoek naar andere pagina's via Telenet Zoeken
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Hello Wim,
I got to look at a few picture. All of the roofs are really nice. I will have to look at the rest tommarrow. Do you hire, or are you looking for help please let me know. I would like to learn how or see what you do in the old world. I am all about slate. Have a good day.
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wim b
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i updated my page w old and new pics ,me my father and De Shipper @ work
http://users.telenet.be/NATUURLEIEN

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