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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:40 am:   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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John_chan (John_chan)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Steve,

I'm in New Orleans, about 5.5 hours away.

http://www.durableslate.com/certifiedroofconsultant.html

John Chan
The Durable Slate Company
www.durableslate.com
jchan@durableslate.com
504-717-1318
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Stevel (Stevel)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any competent slate roof inspectors nearby Houston, TX? I could really use some professional help.
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Cpaulin (Cpaulin)
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You need to get a different contractor that knows how to work with slate: the one that did this work has no clue.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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The finest roof in the world is a POS if it is not applied correctly. Where are you located? It might be wise to have someone come and inspect it and give you a report. I am sure that someone in the organization is close enough to look at it without breaking the bank. I know that Joe does that all of the time all over the country.

It is just frustrating to see those types of mistakes made when the information is out there for the taking as it were.
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Stevel (Stevel)
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Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2012 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are a number of other issues with the roof too. A couple of fields with less than the 3" headlap specified in the contract, a bunch of places with less than 3" side lap between the starter and first course, and places with missing flashing between the roof and bricks & wood beams.

We are in the process now of working on a plan to fix these issues. The roofer has agreed to fix the areas with inadequate headlap, and to install 20 oz. copper bibb flashings where the side laps are less than 3" on the first course.

There is still disagreement on the flashings between slates & bricks / wood beams, and no reply yet on the slots cut for nail holes.

Thank you for the educational information on the website, without it I would not have been aware of any of these things.
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Omm (Omm)
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Posted on Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 03:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not only is that plain lazey, the last corse has more reveal then the other courses. No layout skills! !!!!
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Omm (Omm)
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Not only is that plain lazey, the last corse has more reveal then the other courses. No layout skills! !!!!
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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 08:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's another video showing how to punch a hole in roofing slate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTLDjbt5EcI&feature=share&list=PLCAFA8B61D36361D8

Cutting heavy roofing slates with a slate hammer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VAzhh1nk6s&feature=share&list=UU8b17qa97mMpBHJbO moUDlw

Cutting heavy roofing slates with a Stortz Genuine Slate Cutter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWyBMT5xwoM&feature=share&list=UU8b17qa97mMpBHJbO moUDlw

Cutting standard thickness roofing slates with a Stortz 95FB slate cutter (which also punches holes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_VGXIs-Q24&feature=share&list=PLCAFA8B61D36361D8
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they haven't been paid yet, I would. Can you inspect it? Who was in charge of the project? Do they know anything? Lots of questions there.

All they had to do was ask and we would have told them. With the internet, I feel there is no excuse for not getting the information. You found us didn't you?
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Stevel (Stevel)
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Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This particular area is a small section of roof below a dormer.

My concern is I suspect this technique has been used at all the peaks, and tops of fields where the high slope slate sections transition to a low slope copper top of roof - in other words all around the roof.

I'm looking for advice to know if I should require any areas with this method be stripped off and replaced with slates punched or drilled.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Is that a wall or the area of roof below a dormer? Either way, it is not the correct way to do the job.
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Stevel (Stevel)
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Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I found a few nails lying around. They are 8d 1-3/4" long. The dia. of the head is 3/8"

The decking is 3/4" plywood. The slates are Vermont 20" long, random widths up to 12", thickness 1/2 to 5/8".
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 07:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is how slate should be punched and the traditional way of cutting it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xocFLCLO10
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Scottishslater (Scottishslater)
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nails should be countersunk and the heads of the nails look to small
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Stevel (Stevel)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello, I have a question on a method for hanging slates that are field cut to length so don't have the factory punched nail holes.

I'm having a new house built, and the contractor has used a cutting disc to cut the slates to length at the tops of sections, and used the same cutting disc to machine a slot into the slate for nailing.

Is this an acceptable method?

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