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BOB SCRIBNER
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hELLO a CUSTOMER ASKED US IF WE COULD TAKE OFF CEDAR SHAKES AND INSTALL sLATE. tHE HOUSE IS 8 YEARS OLD. tHE RAFTERS ARE UP TO 24 FEET 2X10 AND SPACED 16 INCHES APART WITH SKIP DECKING.

tHE QUESTION IS, IS THERE A TABLE WE CAN REFER TO TO SEE IF IT IS POSSIBLE?

bOB sCRIBNER
BOBGRANBY@COMCAST.NET
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admin
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You should probably consult with a structural engineer.

Joe Jenkins
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Anonymous
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 07:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We're slating a 1906 home that had two layers of asphalt shingles and the original cedar shakes. Those shingles and the previous roof deck have all been removed and new white pine, rough-sawn roof decking applied. The slate is 18" random width, 1/4" to 3/8" thick Vermont slate. The home seems to be in good structural condition for a home approaching it's 100th year.
We seem to hear, more than usual, "settling noises" in the home. Anyone out there ever had a similar experience?
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admin
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your rough sawn decking may be shrinking in place and making some of the noise as it tightens up.

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