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Forum: Roofing 12-23-2015, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,783
Posted By seeyou
I've used the Rau tools (yellow & blue) for 20+...

I've used the Rau tools (yellow & blue) for 20+ years. You really only need the 1st tool. You can turn it around and do the 2nd closure. We mostly do copper, but a strip of blue painters tape on the...
Forum: Roofing 01-01-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,465
Posted By seeyou
Most shingle manufacturers allow installation of...

Most shingle manufacturers allow installation of their shingles on 2/12 or greater roofs, with special underlayment considerations under 4/12.
Forum: Roofing 11-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,309
Posted By seeyou
On the valleys, you lay the last full tile you...

On the valleys, you lay the last full tile you can and snap a line parallel to the valley center. Make your cut and then take the tiles you cut up and move them over one tile.

Again, this is a...
Forum: Roofing 11-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,309
Posted By seeyou
The point I was trying to make (and very poorly)...

The point I was trying to make (and very poorly) was to look at a brick capable saw for cutting roof tiles. An 8" blade wet saw will likely not have the needed clearance for thicker profile tiles. A...
Forum: Roofing 11-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,309
Posted By seeyou
The gas saw is used in new construction. Should...

The gas saw is used in new construction. Should nave made that clear. It's not feasible for repair work for the reason you mention.

Saw your work pics on BTC. Good looking work. Looks like you're...
Forum: Roofing 11-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,309
Posted By seeyou
Stephen - On a hip roof, you can lay the...

Stephen -

On a hip roof, you can lay the tiles running past the hip and cut them in place with a gas saw.

I have a 12" Harbor Freight wet saw I bought 20 years ago to do a patio with. It will...
Forum: Roofing 02-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,323
Posted By seeyou
I've never seen a TPO or EPDM gutter line job...

I've never seen a TPO or EPDM gutter line job last more than a few years. They may be out there and I'm not getting called, but I've seen lots of messes.

Go with copper and PRE-TIN the joints...
Forum: Roofing 01-12-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,692
Posted By seeyou
I've been away from it for 30 years. I sold the...

I've been away from it for 30 years. I sold the woodstove store and related services and had to sign a non-compete agreement.

Check out:...
Forum: Roofing 01-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,692
Posted By seeyou
I actually came to the roofing business from the...

I actually came to the roofing business from the opposite direction. Started out in the woodstove/chimney service business. Started getting asked about flashing leaks. Moved from there.

These...
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 10-18-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,798
Posted By seeyou
Nice work on the bay, RC. I hate to see big...

Nice work on the bay, RC. I hate to see big clunky commercial looking hip and ridge pieces. Hope you heal quickly.:thumbsup:
Forum: Roofing 08-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By seeyou
As noted above, slate can weigh close to a half...

As noted above, slate can weigh close to a half ton a sq. Some of it is worthless for salvage, some has great value. If it's salvageable, there will be extra time involved in getting the good pieces...
Forum: Roofing 08-04-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,688
Posted By seeyou
What rooferman said. We use a 7 1/4" grinder...

What rooferman said.

We use a 7 1/4" grinder and run it on top of a 2x6 or whatever height we need. A circ saw will work. Bend about 3" horizontal on your counter flashing piece, hold it in place...
Forum: Roofing 07-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,660
Posted By seeyou
Look at the roof early in the morning. Does it...

Look at the roof early in the morning. Does it look the same when it's cooler or is the oil canning worse when it's warmer or in direct sun?

It looks to me like the panels were damaged before or...
Forum: Roofing 05-13-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,891
Posted By seeyou
We don't have to pull anything here, now, unless...

We don't have to pull anything here, now, unless it's in an historic overlay. Then a Certificate of Appropriateness is required. But unless you want to remove built-in gutters or something drastic...
Forum: Roofing 05-13-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,891
Posted By seeyou
Start after lunch on a Friday and be cleaned up...

Start after lunch on a Friday and be cleaned up by Sunday evening. Inspectors will never know unless it's next door to a golf course.
Forum: Roofing 03-08-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,605
Posted By seeyou
One thing that I don't think has been mentioned...

One thing that I don't think has been mentioned is accessibility, especially with deck-over trailers, which are narrower. We can often get the trailer right up against the building so the tear off...
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 03-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
When the 1st plane is finished, bend the excess...

When the 1st plane is finished, bend the excess metal at the hip all the way back over so it's in plane with the plane you'll be installing next. Re-cut to the proper height for the male side of the...
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 03-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,287
Posted By seeyou
We don't solder, but we pop rivet each flag to...

We don't solder, but we pop rivet each flag to the one below. Soldering detracts from the looks and trying to solder flat to flat on a vertical surface without pre-tinning doesn't produce a very...
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 03-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
There's really not much to see beyond what's...

There's really not much to see beyond what's shown, but we'll try to film the next one. We bend the panels on the shop brake and then flatten all double roll seams back out, leaving a "U" shaped...
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
Just apply it and leave it. Apply again if it's...

Just apply it and leave it. Apply again if it's not turned enough. We don't patina very often - usually just range hoods or other indoor items.
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
Hand powered, not electric.

Hand powered, not electric.
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
We use a manual seamer to close the seams, but...

We use a manual seamer to close the seams, but all the bends are done on the brake.
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
Vinegar and ammonia in equal parts with table...

Vinegar and ammonia in equal parts with table salt poured in it.
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
That one will age naturally. We're patinating...

That one will age naturally. We're patinating some chimney caps now. I'll try to remember to post some photos before we ship them out. Not our favorite thing to do.
Forum: Roofing Picture Post 02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By seeyou
We use copper "clips" and nails. The clips are...

We use copper "clips" and nails. The clips are 1"x4" copper strips that are nailed to the sheathing with copper nails. The next panel covers it and the clip gets then rolled into the seam.

We...
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