removing a roof tile


Postby busybee » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:31 pm

Hi

Does anyone have any tips on how to remove a slate roof tile without damaging/dislodging adjacent tiles? The roof tile needs to be removed to install a roof vent for the bathroom extractor ducting.

Many thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:37 pm

busybee,
If you are lucky the tile will be fixed using copper or aluminium nails if so a slate ripper will cut through the nails. Unfortunately most slates are fixed using galvanised nails which the slate ripper will remove but you will damage the area around the nails.
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Postby busybee » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:14 pm

Hi stoneyboy

Thanks for your reply. I'm fairly sure they are galvanised nails- unfortunately.

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