Rant first - OK - I need some flashing. I understand that the Blue and
Orange stores may not have what I want, I come to expect that. What I am
looking for is the flashing that goes behind siding and over a shed roof
(not the roof of a shed but a type of roof called a shed roof). What I want
is perfectly illustrated at
http://www.askthebuilder.com/529-Roof-Flashings-Stop-Leaks.shtml I had
bought a piece like this once before for a job at a supply house near a
different project (2 hours away from me now) When I try and ask for this
from local supply houses I get a deer in the headlights look. It seems that
this piece is typically only available as an accessory part to a metal
roofing system and is special order. One place that said they had it in
stock (30 mins away) really only had a drip edge piece 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
OK - My handyman job is scheduled for first light on Saturday. I am cleaning
up a mess a roofer made but that's another story. I have decided to rent a
break and form my own pieces. I do not know anything about the particulars
of the break I'm getting except that it will handle 10' material and I can
get it in my truck.
I have seen breaks used before but I have never used one myself. Are there
any tricks of the trade? Suggestions? Google didn't turn up too much helpful
info. I will also post on rec.metalworking.
Replies today are appreciated.
No wonder Google didn't turn up anything useful.
It's metal brake, not metal break.
Results 1 - 20 of about 1,500,000 English pages for metal brake. (0.18
Measure, measure, and measure again. Take it slow, and bend less than you
think you need. You can always add more of a bend, but it's tough to take
some of the bend out and keep it looking clean. Bend a little and test fit
and bend a bit more if needed. After a few pieces, you will start to get a
feel for the equipment and the materials.
Sounds as if you are already committed. Do you have the metal,
what gauge, is the brake you are looking at capable of bending the
gauge you have? Make sure that you make the hem edge first. Cut
a piece of scrap about 6 inches long and make the profile of your
finished piece so you learn which bend needs to be made first. At
worst, you louse up a little scrap piece. You may make 10 pieces
of scrap, one, or none but you should be able to manufacture the
shape you require with a little practice.
If you want a piece of sheetmetal and you are in a large enough
town to have a box store, call any sheetmetal or HVAC shop in town
and they will make it for less than your costs. If you contact a
siding outfit, they will make it for you out of pre colored metal.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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