Copper Roofings - A Manual - 1925 - Page 17
by this contractor. Flashings shall be worked into reglets the full depth and shall be turned back to form a hook.
After flashings are in place reglets shall be filled and caulked, using molten lead on flat surfaces, and lead wool on vertical surfaces. After caulking reglets shall be made smooth by filling with elastic cement.
36. Reglets. (Masons' Specification.) Where indicated on the drawings or directed by the architect cut reglets in the masonry as located by sheet-metal contractor for the insertion of flashings. Reglets shall be not less than 1 inch wide and 1 inch deep. They shall he cut with true and straight edges with sides and bottom roughened.
37. Built-in Gutter Linings. Where indicated on the drawings line all box or built-in gutters with copper. Gutter-linings shall fit loosely and shall have the back edge 3 inches higher than the front edge.
(-A.) Small sheets shall be laid with seams staggered. All seams shall be flat locked and soldered. Sheets shall be secured by cleats.
(-B.) Large sheets used to form gutter-linings shall be laid the long way of the gutter. The ends of the sheets shall be locked to cross strips about 4 inches wide by flat or double-locked seams fastened by cleats.
Great care shall be exercised to avoid any sharp bends or creases in the linings at the sides, and to this end sheets formed in the shop for linings shall not be bent more than 90 degrees. In so far as is possible all linings shall be formed on the job from flat sheets.
All gutter-linings over 24 inches wide shall have a longitudinal seam running the length of the gutter of flat or double-locked type, soldered and secured by cleats.
Linings shall be connected to the roofing sheets by large loose-locked seams, folded flat and so placed as to avoid any possibility of leakage. In general the connection shall be made as close to the intersection of the roof slope and the inside of the gutter as is possible.
The back edge of all gutter-linings finishing against vertical walls shall be carried 4 inches above the outside edge of the cornice and shall be covered by cap flashings built into the wall.
(-1.) Gutter-linings in wood cornices shall have the front edges turned under the lower edge of an ⅛ x 1¼-inch brass strip screwed to the vertical face of the top member of the cornice. This strip shall be so placed as to form a proper drip.
(-2.) Gutter-linings set in stone cornices shall be placed over a wood sheathing forming the slope of the gutter. The outer edge shall be secured in a reglet. Where the wash slopes out, and where the width of the outer sheet of the lining exceeds 20 inches, a standing seam shall be formed as close as is possible to the reglet.
(-3.) Gutter-linings in concrete or brick work shall be secured to battens or nailing strips set by other contractors according to directions by this contractor.
(-4.) Gutter-linings formed back of copper cornices shall have the front edge locked to the top edge of the cornice over a ⅛ x 1¼-inch brass strip.
38. Built-in Gutters. (Carpenters' Specifications.) (-1) Form gutters as shown on the plans, and as directed by the architect, of ⅞-inch boards with nail heads set and all surfaces smooth.
Consult with the sheet-metal contractor on all details in connection with his work.
(-2.) Set wood blocking and ⅞-inch sheathing in masonry gutters as shown on the plans and directed by the architect to form backing for lining sloped to outlets. Make all surfaces smooth with nail heads set. Consult with the sheet-metal contractor on all details in connection with his work.
39. Built-in Gutters. (Masons' Specification.) Cut all reglets for gutter-linings as shown on plans or directed by the architect. Set all battens and nailing strips in masonry necessary for the
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