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Ridge tile - mortar bed along full length each side?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Draughtsman, 2 Dec 2020.

  1. Draughtsman

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    Marley modern conc. slates (large flat interlocking 420x290).

    Are the ridge tiles supposed to be bedded on mortar full length each side as well as ends? I had to take a load off to replace slates and they were bedded/pointed at the ends but apart from that no mortar along most of each side?
     
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    Is it a dry ridge?
     
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    Edge bed and butt joints is the correct way.
    Use tile slips not bits of gutter.
     
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    No.
     
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    The gutter can stay for a day as there's some rain coming in before I'll get chance to bed the ridge.

    Tile slips?

    Do you mean bits of broken tile to stop the mortar dropping down between, and help prevent slump?
     
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    Definitely stick with tile slips or as my ancient sensei used to call it "bustage" as I was running round like a lunatic for him at 15 years old.
     
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    Bustage.. sounds good.
     
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    Thanks for the gutter tip. (y)
     
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    Will lead to a weak joint.
     
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    Hmm, I see where you're coming from.

    Not a great time of year to be doing it, I'll open the loft hatches and let some heat drift up thru.
     
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