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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You are right. My brother owns Classic Gutters in Kalamazoo, and they ship all over the world. The best half round system in the world!
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Chris (Chris)
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thanks for that link, joe.
kalamazoo....i think that is the town that i ordered my gutters from!
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is hard to argue with success. If it works...use it. One advantage of using your system is that you can control the distance from the top of the ridge with the first piece you install. The ridge roll will always be the same distance down and it will snap in easily. I would bend a slight kick on the bottom of the first piece so that it is easier for the ridge roll to start onto it. You could also take a pair of hand benders and pinch it tighter after the ridge roll is installed.

We are fortunate in Kalamazoo, in that some of the guys that used to work for me now have a sheet metal shop with a computer brake. They bend all of our metal and it fits like a glove. Nice job.
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Joe (Joe)
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Chris - you can do the same thing with cleats rather than a continuous ridge underneath the finished ridge. I have some information about this system online here: http://josephjenkins.com/store/pages.php?pageid=3
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Branden_wilson (Branden_wilson)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that's a great system you guys came up with there. you could save yourself a little time by installing wood nailers at the peak though.if you do, just make sure you also install finish nailers so the second to last course hangs properly. great slate, i recently worked with my first buckingham slates and was in awe of them great choice, great roof!
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Chris (Chris)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 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)

excuse my crude not to scale drawings.
the ridge roll, if you measured everything correctly, has to be pushed down onto your nailed flat ridge copper.
it then kind of "snaps" on and is held on by compression only.
no exposed fasteners showing.
of course the outer ends are crimped and notched and folded, i have just left that out of my illustration.

has withstood high winds without incident for 10 years now.
i guess the only drawback is the price of copper!!

(Message edited by chris on October 07, 2009)

(Message edited by chris on October 07, 2009)
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Chris (Chris)
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we came up with an interesting way to flash the ridge.
it is very simple and does not rely on any lifetime silicon
for water-tightness, and no nail holes are exposed.

i have not seen it in any books.


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Chris (Chris)
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thanks guys.
it was a very enjoyable project.
my carpenter and I did it after digesting joe's book.
it was our first slate roof.
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Braymer (Braymer)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It will probably look just as good in 2099 too. Great work.
What is a "Colts Neck" ?
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Bsc (Bsc)
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Looks great and the great thing about our slate is it will still look great for your lifetime.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nothing looks quite as much like slate as....Slate go figure!
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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beautiful.
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Chris (Chris)
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here is a better shot in the sunlight, with the quartz glistening.close 1

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Chris (Chris)
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thanks, buckingham
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 04:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice roof is it VT Black, or a PA Black.
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Chris (Chris)
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Chris (Chris)
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completed in 1999

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