roofing lathes

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by sammy toaster, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    would a plasload type nail gun be worth the bother over traditional hammer and nail bag on a one off big roof?
  2. kaintheo

    kaintheo New Member

    Well it depends on the tile gauge as that can effect the amount of batten by 100%.

    I would hire a nail gun, it's one handed to use which means you can hold the batten or hold on for that matter with you're other hand.
  3. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    thanks for that, but how is it one hand use? surley the old frog , nailbag and hammer are more manageable on a steep roof.
  4. kaintheo

    kaintheo New Member

    Well it's a nail gun so hold it with one hand. Thats one handed use yeah? You know, like no hands into pouch to fetch nails.
  5. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    like a how do you hold the lathe and reload your big orange gun and scratch your **** with one hand?
  6. kaintheo

    kaintheo New Member

    Put it this way,

    If you can't stand on the roof without needing a hand to steady yourself then the pitch is so steep you need to scaffold it.

    And why would want to re-load the nail gun and hold the batten (not lathe) at the same time.

    You sound like you are extracting the urine tonight.
  7. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    well must concede lath should not have had an e on the end old love, see collins concise english dictionary ,lath "one of several thin narrow strips ofwood used to provide a supporting framework for plaster ,tiles ,etc.
  8. ­

    ­ New Member

    You still need a nailbag even with a Paslode. It needs reloading more often than you think + gas + battery swaps.

    Even so, I reckon the Paslode makes battening about twice as quick as hammer and nails.
  9. kaintheo

    kaintheo New Member

    **** Collins dictionary, go to a roofers merchant and ask for laths and you will get a strange look or two.
    And besides you seem hell bent on using a hammer so why ask the * question you chopper?

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  10. J.T. Builders Ltd

    J.T. Builders Ltd New Member

    depends how quick you want to do the job, when i'm roofing i will (nearly all the time) use my paslode, no matter how steep the roof ;)

    if you don't want to spend the money on hire / buy, then nail by hand, simple.

    also they are called, BATTENS
  11. lamello

    lamello New Member

    lath is a well known term for batten. Go to any decent place ask for bundles of lath and they will point you straight at the battens
  12. J.T. Builders Ltd

    J.T. Builders Ltd New Member


    down south, batten.
  13. J.T. Builders Ltd

    J.T. Builders Ltd New Member

  14. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    i took yor advice jt builders but the boys don,t know what a batten and plaster ceiling is.
  15. Benjamin Furbank

    Benjamin Furbank New Member

  16. Rulland

    Rulland Screwfix Select

    As they did 8 years ago!.
  17. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Yep another old thread being resurrected by a newbie for no reason :mad:
    Benjamin Furbank likes this.

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