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Anonymous
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i'm installing a slate ridge on a roof using 12" X 24" slates on edge with copper step flashing beneath. how does one finish this cap without having exposed nails on the last pair of cap slates? do i need to fabricate a bib?
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Barry Smith
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You will have exposed nails on the last piece. There's just no avoiding it. Seal them with a good silicon or polyurathane caulk.
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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RIGHT ON BARRY !!!
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Walter Musson
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thats an awfully wide ridge slate you're using.
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Joe Jenkins (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

12 x 24 slate hips (and ridges) were commonly used on 12x24 slate roofs back in the hey day of slate roofing.

Joe

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