Post Number: 14
|Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 08:41 pm: ||
If you're dead set on making your own concrete ridge caps the following book may be of interest to you...
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 09:30 am: ||
I agree with your statements - no need to re-invent the wheel. There's plenty of concrete hip/ ridge on the market at very reasonable amounts. I have nearly any style in stock ranging from $8.00 to $12.00 each (new and salvaged).
I don't see how you can make them yourself less than that.
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Post Number: 608
|Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 02:05 pm: ||
Don't re-invent the wheel. If you want to make them, call someone like Vandehey tile or Monier tile and ask them. Them make molds for that and cast them. I am not sure what the mixture is, but I assure you that there is no re-bar and no fibre in them. I have used thousands on tile roofs.
For clay, go to Ludowici tile or U.S. clay tile. There are others, but that is a good place to start. I would think that clay would be harder to make as you have to fire them. concrete is dried in a kiln, but that is not as hot.
Hey, maybe you can just buy them from the manufacturer. A lot cheaper for you and better for them.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 09:56 pm: ||
I wanted to make them myself. I was looking for tips (how thick, type of concrete, rebar, fibers, etc). I see alot of styles(some are clay) that i like but they are all in england
Post Number: 607
|Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 09:23 pm: ||
They make them all the time, for the last 80 years? What are you talking about? Any of the concrete ridge caps they make for concrete tile will work on a slate roof if that is what you are talking about.
Joe had an article about that in the last Traditional roofing Mag.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 03:24 pm: ||
has anyone made precast concrete ridge caps thank wyatt