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 Post subject: Re: Keokuk Union Depot Restored to Original Height
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:00 am 

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Thanks. I wasn't aware that anyone was still making tile to the original pattern. I will admit, these make a long life roof, almost as long as slate or copper. Speaking of copper, are they installing the tiles with copper nails?

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 Post subject: Re: Keokuk Union Depot Restored to Original Height
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:48 pm 
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I think they are using stainless steel nails, as being less subject to deterioration and resultant loss of tiles.

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 Post subject: Re: Keokuk Union Depot Restored to Original Height
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Yeah, that should work. I recall the traditional was solid copper, which I didn't think were made anymore, but stainless must be the modern substitute, and likely actually better than original.

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 Post subject: Re: Keokuk Union Depot Restored to Original Height
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Work is progressing on tiling the central tower, which is nearly complete. The four turrets at the corners will be completed in 2017 as required materials arrive, and a round window will be installed in the dormers (track side and bluff side) where a clock was planned in 1891 but never installed. The copper finials are in place at the peak of the apex, and a good deal of the scaffolding has been taken down.


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