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(A Short Specification Covering all Sheet-Copper Work in a Building)


1. Unless otherwise particularly specified, all sheet-metal work and all material and labor in connection therewith shall be furnished and performed in strict compliance with the recommended practice and Standard Specifications for Sheet-Copper Work of the Copper & Brass Research Association, 25 Broadway, N. Y.

   [Attention is directed to the use of Alternate Methods in Specification No. 2, as described in Note No. 1 below.]


(Covering in detail Flashings, Roof-Drainage, etc.)


      1. It should be noted that, wherever in this long specification Alternate Methods of doing work are described, they are listed in order of recommended practice. In every case the first listed (letter A) describes recommended best practice. When this specification is used in connection with specification No. 1, there should be a definite understanding between the contracting parties about Alternate Methods.

      2. Where Different Methods of applying flashings, etc., to different kinds of construction are collected under one general heading (as in No. 29 — Cap Flashings) the paragraphs have been sub-numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.

      3. The arrangement of subjects has been made to agree, as nearly as possible, with the usual arrangement of sheet-metal specifications for the average building.

      4. For the convenience of the specification-writer paragraphs have been numbered consecutively, and all Alternates and Different Methods have been given a designating legend.

2. General. The General Conditions of the contract are hereby made a part of the contract and this contractor shall examine these General Conditions and thoroughly acquaint himself with all the requirements therein contained.

3. Scope of Work. Except as otherwise specified this contract includes the furnishing of all labor and materials necessary to complete in every respect in accordance with the best practice all the Sheet-Copper work of every description for this building.

4. Contractor to Examine Surfaces. This contractor shall carefully examine all surfaces prepared for flashings, etc., by other trades, shall point out all defects, and shall see that the necessary corrections are made before proceeding with his work.

   This contractor shall arrange his work so as to co-operate at all times with other trades and prevent delay or damage to other work.

5. Precautions against Damage during Construction.  During construction care shall be taken to prevent damage to flashings in place by walking or placing heavy materials on them. As soon as soldering is done and flashings are completed, the work shall be thoroughly cleaned. Toward completion, all damaged work shall be repaired, shall have all stains and debris removed, and shall be left in perfect condition.

6. Guarantee. This contractor shall guarantee his work free from all defects of workmanship for a period of two years after completion and shall make good all defects and all damage to the building from leaks during that time. If so directed by the architect this contractor shall execute a proper guarantee bond.

7. Preparation of Surfaces. All surfaces to receive flashings shall be made smooth and even, and all nail heads shall be set.

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