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Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration (Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration)
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Username: Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration

Post Number: 72
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Barney, if you met with Harvey or Tulin they should have shown you a portion of the roof that was replaced some time ago. Joe is exactly right--normal slate laid in a mortar bed. We took a sample of the mud so that an exact match material can be ordered. Aside from a damaged hip and some random missing pieces, the only problem is the delaminated/broken slate along the eaves. The customer's goal is to improve aesthetic appeal. This really more along the lines of masonry restoration than anything else.
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Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration (Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration)
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Post Number: 71
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The roof is in New Haven. I met with the owner (who found us through our SRCA listing) on March 4th and provided him with a proposal a week later. We are in discussions now.
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Joe (Joe)
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Post Number: 377
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Barney - these look like standard thickness slates laid in concrete or mortar in order to similate the look of a stone roof such as a Cotswald roof. Where is this roof located?
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Joe (Joe)
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Post Number: 376
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And here's a third one from Barney:

Cotswald Roof
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Joe (Joe)
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here are two images Barney sent to me via email:



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Joe (Joe)
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Post Number: 374
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Barney - please post a correct link to the image.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Post Number: 76
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How does that work? It takes me to Yahoo. Are you supposed to sign up?

Can't comment until I can see the picture.
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Barney_thomas (Barney_thomas)
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Username: Barney_thomas

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The roof in the attached picture is slate set in a mortar bed. Each slate is fully bedded underneath and has mortar on top of it above the exposure line. The house was built to bear the weight of this roof which is about 2" thick. It was designed to look like a Cotswald roof, although it is not the same installation as a Cotswald.
The roof doesn't leak but the owner wants to replace slates which are damaged or missing. It is hard to imagine how this can be done. It is possible the slates aren't even nailed in, just sandwiched between mortar beds like an oreo. Suggesstions for repair gratefully accepted.

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