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Posted by John 2000 on September 27th, 1999 02:17 PM
In reply to slate roof snow guards by S Deutsch on September 26th, 1999 09:34 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi", S Deutsch,
It depends on which type of snow guard you will want
to use, if you have a factory made slate,ie: all the
same size and shape, then it will not be too much of
a problem.
In the French alps I was building timber chalets that
also had slate type roofs,they had two roof covers
the first was in waterproof chipboard, covered with
a plastic membrain, laths where then nailed vertical
to which the cross laths (the ones you nail the slates to)
where nailed to,.
This is the info you need."the snow guard we used was a wire
gride type, with "L" shaped hooks, the lower part of the hook
was pushed between the slates at a joint, and fixed to the rafter
now use your minds eye, one slate above. two slates below the first
and then one slate below the two, you slide the hook between the two
that are between the top one and the bottom one, and fix it to the joist
"So" it goes: above the bottom one,between the two side ones and under the top one.
I hope you understand what I'm trying to say......
We also used round logs....
If not.. I'll try again, "no" it not you that dont understand.. its me trying to explain..
John 2000

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