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Joe Jenkins
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Post Number: 238
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 07:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thinnest practical use for roofing slate here in the U.S. is about 1/8" (.3175 cm).
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Kurtis Hord
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matt, your in the right place for that!
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Matt Davis
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for your responses. Yes I do sell slate. I am an independent rep thus I represent many different roofing products. I recently picked up a slate line yet to be honest I do not know much about the stone or the application process. I am trying to gather as much information as possible. I appreciate your responses! Thank you!
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Slate Affair Inc.
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Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 07:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matt-
You can split slate stone down to what ever thickest you want. I do it on the roof with a slaters chiesl to make the slates sit better as we work in the slate roofs. As for what you are doing with slate as thin as you are talking about, for sure. Its application may not be good on a roof unless its really good slate. On a side wall it would be fine. What do you do slate sales?
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Kurtis Hord
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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 06:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Standard thickness is 3/16" or a thicker 1/4". Some really good stone like Peach Bottom can be split as thin as 1/8". Beyond that, I have no idea. Why do you ask?
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Matt Davis
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does anyone have any knowledge regarding how thin (regarding thick/thin) slate can be cut? It is my understanding that slate is typically cut .50 or .25 cm thick, can slate be cut down to say .10 thick? Essentially paper thin? I am not familar with the complexities of the natural stone. Any help would be very appreciated!!!

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