Fixing roofs. daveyboy gtfih.

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  1. TolishAPurd

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    #1 TolishAPurd, Nov 9, 2014
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    I figure this could be a good thread for the roof walkers amongst us, especially if you're carrying a big of pud like me and having no place on a flimsy slate.

    So my question is daveyboy,do I need a slate ripper to replace a tile on a slate roof? ...or will a pry bar do the job. I broke a tile on a beautiful new build the other day and it was so obvious that I had to own up. But I don't fancy buying a tool just to use it once.
     
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    Pay a roofer to fix it instead would be your best bet as then there is no comeback if they get problems with the roof in future.

    Lesson learnt -best stay off pitched roofs especially slate ones :rolleyes:
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I could do it carefully with a pry bar but be carefull not to do more damage
     
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    What sort of tiles are they??
    This might help
    How to REPLACE A ROOF TILE - How to change a leakā€¦:
     
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    Most standard roofs nowadays the tiles are usually nailed every 3rd row so you can find a way to the broken 1 without pulling loads up..just move the few around it
     
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    You're very right mate, but a roofer will charge the earth, and its only the 1 tile. No more slate walking for me though, not worth the aggro. If I mess it up I'll have a roofer on standby. I've beena handyman for some time now,and one thing you realise is that nothing is rocket science, you just need to know how to go about it.



    Cheers daveyboy, I already bought some copper roofing ties, to hold it in, but its left half the tile up there.
     
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    Is it proper slate
    Thought you meant tiles but it sounds like your nutty enough to have been walking around on proper slates
     
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    The tiles in question are the really thin slate, the sort thats bevelled on the edge.
     
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    Yes I am mate.:D Done it loads of times, but this is thr first time I've heard snappy snappy.
     
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    Nutter

    Slate ripper is the best idea but sure you could improvise a tool or use a big hacksaw blade slid under it
    If you put a hole in one of the slates underneath it and nail a thin strip of lead on to it when you slide in the new slate you can fold up the lead strip and snip it off to hold new slate in place
     
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