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Catfeesh (Catfeesh)
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Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

-Thanks Old school
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you are doing a valley un-punched slate is nice because you can flip the slates over if you want and not have to recut them. Punching holes is fun? I don't know about that, but it is a fact of slating. In Europe, most of the slates are "fixed" using hooks and the slates over there are normally not punched. If you hook them, they don't need to be punched.

As far as ordering un-punched slates, it is cheaper to get them that way. Enjoy the process.
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Catfeesh (Catfeesh)
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 02:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How do you guys feel about ordering unpunched slates? It must add time to the process, but then nail holes are going only where you need them (considering multiple headlaps on the same roof)

...and, hand punching looks fun.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just punch another hole in it!
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Catfeesh (Catfeesh)
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If a full-size gable end-slate is pre-punched 1&1/2" from it's edges, and the same slate overhangs the fascia by 1", then one of the nails will be 1/2" from the edge of the roof deck.
That isn't a lot of wood for the nail to bite into, and shouldn't there be an issue with nails being so close to an exposed edge?

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