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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A lot depends on how sharp the curve is. The "Xed" out picture would be more accurate for a sharp curve. Use smaller slates and decrease the exposure. Other than that, yes, you can lay in some strips as blocking or put some slate cuts beneath the nail areas for more support. You can fill the ends of the slates where they make the curve with mortar, or flexim if that is wanted.
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Planner (Planner)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Planner (Planner)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can anyone please provide me with some advise or pictures on the best way to lay slate on a Radius Eve?

I have read in a previous post, that when slate is installed over curved areas......

1) There is usually wood built in under the slate to form a curved surface.

2) Where the slate bridges over an empty space, you can install additional furring strips or other strips of wood that will provide backing and nailing support.

3) The open ends of the curvature can be filled with smaller pcs. of slate by leaving your wood strips about 3" short of the end --fill under your full courses with smaller pcs of slate cut to fit the openings -either nail or use some type of sealant/adhesive to hold in place.

Pictured below is a sample that we have made before we begin on these areas. We would like to make sure we have this figured out before we start in this area. Any advice or pictures would be appreciated.

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