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by dennis
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Severe Mold Problem in Attic
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Severe Mold Problem in Attic

The first thing you should check is the attic temperature. It should be close to the outside air temperature. If not, then you have a problem with heat loss. Extra insulation and sealing air gaps in the ceiling would be a likely cure. Then check to see if your ventilation is performing as it should....
by dennis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: First snow of the season...and the new gutters are trashed
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

Re: First snow of the season...and the new gutters are trashed

Basic half round copper gutter installation. Third pic down shows where the gutters should be hung to avoid snow slide. Half round copper gutter install Instead of another line of snow guards, a bar that runs across the bottom of the roof connecting the existing snow guards, would help slow the snow...
by dennis
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: First snow of the season...and the new gutters are trashed
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

Re: First snow of the season...and the new gutters are trashed

Next time have the gutters installed below the roof plane so the snow slides over the gutter.
Half round aluminum gutters are the weakest.
Standard half round copper gutters are also weak.
by dennis
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Okay, here are the COPPER CHIMNEY pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 5180

Sorry for raining on the parade. It is my opinion, (did someone change the rules about posting an opinion on this forum?), that the chimney does not go well with the house. If someone puts doric columns on the entry to their cape cod style house I will likely say I don't like it. Maybe it's the thre...
by dennis
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Okay, here are the COPPER CHIMNEY pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 5180

Sorry, but that chimney seems a bit much for the house. JMO

And I think that guy needs to learn how to solder. again jmo
by dennis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cutting into brick
Replies: 2
Views: 634

clover, If you can post a picture of the area in question, I might be able to offer a suggestion. It's not good to cut into the brick if possible. "For a metal roof only, the same would be true at side walls, except that you would cut a groove through all bricks, parallel to the roof line. " Even wi...
by dennis
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Slate Roof Help
Replies: 19
Views: 2659

I don't think rivets would help. You have to squeeze them to set them and that might break the slate. One option might be to drill holes on either side of the ridge near the bottom of the copper and run a copper wire through to fasten. Let's hope your silicone holds and you won't have to deal with i...
by dennis
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Slate Roof Help
Replies: 19
Views: 2659

If you're happy, we're happy. :D

If the copper starts to come loose, you can drill holes with a carbide tipped drill bit and fasten with copper nails or stainless screws. Prick punch the copper first to start the drill hole. Then carefully drill through all the slate.
by dennis
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Eavestroughs/Gutters -- Victorian house
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

My4t2de, The problem with gutter straps and slate roofs is illustrated in the pic posted. Many gutter installers will nail through the slate to install the straps. This results in broken slates and leaks. If you are installing straps on a slate roof, the slate must be removed and the straps fastened...
by dennis
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Eavestroughs/Gutters -- Victorian house
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

Are your existing gutters "hanging" from straps or brackets? or fastened to a vertical fascia/gutter board? If they are on straps, you may have a problem. Depending on the installers. http://www.roofersreview.com/d/4675-2/Slate+gutter+hanger+repair3.jpg If you could post some pics and close-ups of t...