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What type of tile and how do i get under 'em?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Noz85, 12 May 2019.

  1. Noz85

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    Hi all. First post.

    I am looking to run cable in the upvc above my garage door. The only way i can get in is by lifting tiles on the roof above.

    I've had a quick look and i can't really budge them. I am assuming as is usually the case. The first/bottom row is nailed then every third row will be nailed.

    I had a go and shoving the 2nd row up with the butt of my hammer but they didn't really move.

    I can get under and try to lift them, but obviously it's heavy going as they are all linked and they all want to move together.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. EddieM

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    A slate ripper (Google it) may assist here.
     
  3. foxhole

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    Looks like doubles ( two tiles in one)on my roofs every tile is nailed ,easier to just stick a white cable conduit below for cables.
     
  4. datarebal

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    Maybe Marley Ashmore or Redland Duo Plain tiles (there are a couple of others but listed the most common)
    All should be nailed and clipped depending on location.
    First course may well be clipped at the bottom edge.
     
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    Run it in the gutter - Sky do;)
     
  6. Noz85

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    Thanks for the replies. You might be right about it being Redland Duo Planes. I will tey the builder to see if they can tell me. I've ordered a pry bar so hopefully i will be able to get the ones i need to to get the job done.
     
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    How do you plan to re-fix the tiles (given that you won't be able to re-nail them)? Lead straps?

    Which kind of cable are you trying to run (and from where to where)?

    BTW- welcome to DIYNOT
     
  8. Noz85

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    Thanks!

    Well, the pry bar will confirm that the second row is either nailed or not. I'm hoping that they're not and i will be able to use it to slide them in and out as I need to.

    The cables I need to run are for some spots i want to put in the soffit and cables for cctv.

    Just want a tidy job.

    They will run above the garage door lintel from the garage.

    If it doesn't work out I'll just have to do something else.
     
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    You could cut you holes for the lights then you have access to fish cables without lifting any tiles .
     
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    if the tiles are clipped then a pry bar wont help. it will just break the channels off.
    best bet is to fish the able as suggested
     
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    That looks like a new build to me and I would be surprised if all of those tiles are clipped at that low level.
     
  12. Noz85

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    Just been up there with my shiny new pry bar. The first row each tile has 1 nail in and the 2nd row has no nails. Juat hanging off the batton. Very snug and heavy to lift but i think i should be ok.

    I don't need to lift loads. Just certain ones
     
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    not correctly fixed...naughty.
     
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