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[TowerTalk] Routing coax across roof (long)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Routing coax across roof (long)
From: (Chris BONDE)
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 16:07:53 -0800
Long time ago when roofers had to work on steep rooves, they nailed thin 
sheet metal onto a board, then nailed the sheet metal tab to the unshingled 
roof (horizontally in the same way as the shingles)  There would be a 
number of these foot hold up the incline.  Then when they finished the job, 
they would cut the sheet metal as close to the shingle as possible.  With 
asphalt shingles they could lift up the shingle then cut the metal stap.

Now, using the same idea could you make a sheet metal tab that you could 
nail under the cap shingle by lifting up the cap ,if you break it make sure 
you have some shingles to replace it.  Being the cap very easy to lift up 
or replace.  Since the weight will not be that great you could roll the 
exposed end of the tab to hold the pipe in which the coax would go or the 
thin board to which the coax would be attached.  Or you could attached the 
metal tab to the holding board first, slip the ends under the cap shingle 
and nail in.

Chris opr VE7HCB

At 10:25 PM 2002-02-14 -0600, Pete Goudreau wrote:

> wrote:
>Not sure how to anchor the sleepers though, would you use roofing
>nails or the like and simply seal up the mess with some roofing
>caulk?  Would have to be quick and easy to do...before the wife
>caught on to me nailing stuff to the roof...<g>
>Yep, an ariel plant is looking much better all the time.
>Thanks again,
>Pete, AD5HD

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