Torch down roofing

I have been doing some repairs around my roof deck and was wondering if the pros have some tips. For around the edges and smaller areas I am using the plain stuff and for the bigger areas that gets walked on occasionally I am using the kind with the sand or whatever in it. joevan
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Not far from me, they used to (are you paying attention) have a carousel "merry go round" with an organ and such. It was (past tense) from the 30's or 40's. Then a couple well meaning roofers did their thing with a torch on some roofing, and it burned down. The carousel is literally across the street from the firehall. They could probably park in their firehall driveway and ark a stream to the roof of the carousel.
Hint: Have a fire extinguisher handy when working with torch. Have a buddy, and another extinguisher.
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On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:46:27 -0500, "alt-hvac Moderated"

Thanks but I have all that in hand. I have been using the torch and torchdown for a year or more. Just wondering if there were some tips as to techniques as there are usually some pretty helpful people on this NG. I have a hose handy at all times when using the torch. Also the roofing itself I find acts as a flame snuffer. joevan
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Why not just use the same material over the whole roof. the plain torch down requires you to coat it every few years where the torchdown with the granuals on it doesnt.
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This is turtle.
I don't know what veriation of the burn down roll roofing your using here but here is what I use on Roof tops around the Commercial HVAC rooftop systems and I never have to go back for repairs ever.
First don't use any of the granual type roll roofing. use the smooth and no texture types and burn it down totally with no just lay downs.
I use Briar Brand Burn roll roofing stuff and no texture. If you burn it down good and don't screw it up. It will be there when your dead and gone. I have burned some HVAC curbs down about 20 years ago and they are still there and don't leak. Now they also have the roof done in Briar too and that roof has been the more than 20 years.
If you want to talk about the burn down roll roofing stuff. E-Mail me and I will tell what I can about it. Now I don't do this for a living but just in my hvac business and don't like to come back to repair under warrenty of stuff. I have used a bunch of different stuff through the years and this stuff just holds up.
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