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Joe Jenkins
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Username: Joe

Post Number: 142
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 09:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lead is considered an environmental contaminant here in the US and, for example, it cannot be used on many government roof jobs due to environmental restrictions. Copper is more environmentally acceptable. We now have lead-free solders, lead free terne metal, etc. I use lead every now and then - it's a nice material to work with, but I don't know that I would want my boys working with it with their bare hands, or often.
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robin colman
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Username: Uncle_sister

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 06:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Say, Ron, didn't get much yet :-)

I'm really interested
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moonraker
Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Im a Roofer in London UK and copper is virtually unknown. All flashing, valley details are done in lead as these are fairly simple to cut and boss to shape. We also do a lot of Dormers and flat roofs in Lead ,"leadburning" any hidden details ,bossing the rest.
This used to be a plumbers trade over here but now they can only be prised off the golf course to tell you your boiler is going to cost X 000 quid to replace.
So most of us slaters are learning leadwork.
If done correctly ,will last indefinitely.
I always tell the punters that when it leaks ,they will have to contact me by Ouija board.
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lead is being phased out in the US due to its toxicity (i.e. lead poisoning and environmental contamination).
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robin
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 01:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Same in the rest of europe
we all learn leadwork .. I asked this question here also when I first found this site..
On the moment I always patinate all my lead so i doesn't give off any corrosives. I know in holland now instead of lead they use different kind of rubbers also for environmental reasons...
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admin
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 01:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We are switching to terne coated stainless steel. Terne is now made with tin and zinc. Lasts forever.
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robin
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

never heard of it, u have more details?

thought alu would be the next step...
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slateworks
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Robin , List your mailing address and I will send you a small piece ,We are using it for valleys and sidewall flashing,we are just about done with the job and I have some cut offs left over of the Terne coated stainless(TCS). Ron
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Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 06:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What type of distributor handles this (TCS) material? Can you list that here? Thanks.
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slateworks
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 06:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Follansbee - located in West Virginia Ph.# 304-527-1260
follansbeeroofing.com Call or go to web site for list of Distributors.
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Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks slateworks--I appriciate it.
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robin
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 07:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

robin colman
callaertstraat 47
9100 Sint-Niklaas
Belgium

Thanks Ron

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