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John_chan (John_chan)
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Username: John_chan

Post Number: 185
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Exactly what John (Old School) said!!
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Post Number: 1203
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In one word, NO! You just need to call Joe Jenkins at the Slate warehouse and get the right tools. You will need a slate ripper for taking out the slates, a slate hammer for putting them back in and a cutter to be able to trim the new slates to size. You should get a copy of Joe's book to read about the slates before you do any remodeling. Hint! If the carpenter that was advising you about the slate doesn't know any more than that about a slate roof, I would consider getting a different carpenter to do the work. Send us in a picture of the area and a closeup of the sltes, and we can tell you how good a shape the roof is in. good luck!
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Spartacus (Spartacus)
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Registered: 02-2017
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a slate roof which trusses needs extending and new gutter and fascia board installing. The gutter is sat on top of the rear wall and is leaking into house. I haved been told it's not possible to remove the first few courses above the gutter to get at the the trusses to extend them and that the whole elevation needs replacing. It's something to do with how slates are nailed apparently. Is this correct?

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