Removing eternit slates

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  1. paulandlaura

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    Hi
    What advice or special tools would I require to remove the bottom two rows of eternit slate from my roof? This is to allow a flashing to go under and meet a new flat roof, prior to refitting them.
    Any advice appreciated.
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    a slate ripper :idea:
     
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    alastairreid, How do you re-nail the slates?
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    you dont :confused:

    you can renail the 1st course and between the 2nd and fixed 3rd course
    Usual method is to cut a "clip" from a strip of sheet metal - either copper, aluminium or lead about 1" (25 mm ) wide and the length would be the same as the slate overlap plus 3 or 4 ". You nail the top end onto the batten or lath, slide the slate back into place over the clip and then bend the lower end of the clip over the bottom edge of the slate.
     
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    cheers mate
     
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    ....aka tingle.
     
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    yeah, thats what we call them as well. :D
     
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    or you can use the tingle to secure the CDR, then refit the slates secured by the rivet..Invisible...
     
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    for the op copper disc rivet
     
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    Thanks fotr all that chaps. Roof consult is also a helpfull site.
     
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    so it is! :D there ya go your first thanks.
     
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