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Old 02-26-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Is there a way of removing an old layer of felt with tar covering it.(aka Pitch & gravel roof) I've been told by roofing companies, scraping it is the only way. Is there a pneumatic or electric scaper available? Looks like they hot mopped it first then layed felt on top of it so it looks like a real PAIN to scrap off. I want it removed to the underlayment and start clean.

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Is there a way of removing an old layer of felt with tar covering it.(aka Pitch & gravel roof) I've been told by roofing companies, scraping it is the only way. Is there a pneumatic or electric scaper available? Looks like they hot mopped it first then layed felt on top of it so it looks like a real PAIN to scrap off. I want it removed to the underlayment and start clean.
Not that I am aware of.

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Is it solidly mopped to the roof deck? Most times, these systems are mopped over a slip sheet to prevent completed adhesion to the roof deck, then ballaasted. If I can help, just feel free to ask.
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were googles and dont rub your eyes if its pitch.
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