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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 05:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Look like Vermont Fading gray/green.
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Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration (Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration)
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Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration (Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration)
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email them to Ward(at)WardHamilton.com
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Milo (Milo)
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ive tried to post pictures on the site but it wont let me...the pics are 2.13 MB each in size..? could email them to someone to take a quick look?
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 05:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

MiLo have you posted a picture on this site of your slate?
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Milo (Milo)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hopefully Im om the right thread...
I recently aquired some used slate which I believe is vermont sea green. About 30% of it was very soft, crumbly and unuseable. My question is with this amount of slate in this bad of condition did I misidentify the slate as vermont and in reality is it Pen Argyl (which Joe has said is misidentified sometimes as vermont)?.?.? the weathered surface of the slate is grey/green/buff with occasional areas of red iron oxide stains. the inside of the slate is a grey/slight-green color. is Pen argyl slate a definite black/grey color when quaried? sorry I dont have any photos available at this time. thanks for any info.
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Stone__slate (Stone__slate)
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hello, this slate looks a lot like Welsh heather blue slate quarried in the penrhyn quarry in north wales,,, is this monson slate from north America?
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Kwhord (Kwhord)
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You can use them, just cull them out to make sure the bad apples aren't installed.
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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You would want to check each one with a ligth tap to see if any brake , most like being that the is Monson it will be fine.
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Jonma (Jonma)
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the help, Walter and Kwhord.

I was poking around an overgrown area of the yard and found a stack of extra slates sitting there. Unfortunately, they had been stacked horizontally.

Does horizontal stacking weaken the slate (microfractures, etc), even if there are no visible cracks? Or is it OK to use as long as there is no cracking apparent?
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Kwhord (Kwhord)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What he said...
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Walter_musson (Walter_musson)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Monson
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Jonma (Jonma)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whoops... forgot the pictures. lol They were too big to upload here, but here are the links:

Slate 1
Slate 2
Slate 3
Slate 4
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Jonma (Jonma)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would anyone be able to ID this slate? Any info on longevity, quality, where it was quarried, and a rough cost of replacement per-slate (not counting labor, just the slate itself) would be appreciated!

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