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Anonymous
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello

Your advice would be helpful. I've just started installing my slate roof using 20 ga. stainless for the valleys. I read in the Bible, to use 18 ga. or heavier, however I thought that was a type-o because anyone using stainless knows it's tough to work with. I had the 304 bent in a brake to a 45 degree angle, which fits perfectly in the valley, and drilled 1/8" holes 1/2 " from the sides, and used ss screws to hold it to the deck.

My question.......is 20 ga. adaquate for long term valley use...i.e. won't wear out before the slates ? I could double up the 20 ga. until I run out if needed, then buy 18 ga. or heavier.


Thank you in advance for your help.
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Barry Smith
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That should be way more than adequate. They might be able to use it again when the slate wears out!

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