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Old 01-26-2010, 04:43 PM  
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Originally Posted by handyguys View Post
I'm looking forward to try the self stick two ply systems. I have done a few modified bitumen torch downs which scare me. When I have done torch downs I always had someone checking below for potential fire, had hoses, fire extinguishers and cell phone on standby.

What is sad is the roof in those pics is probably that rolled roofing stuff sold at the home center which is NOT good for low slope roofs in my opinion.
Handy Guy, the problem with torch down is not (usually) the immediate risk of fire, it usually catches about 8-10 hours later when its had a chance to smolder. Don't ask how I know this or did you know that mop heads will combust after the outer, hot tar has hardened. The list goes on.....we didn't burn one down but the roof was smoking the next morning when the crew returned to the job site. That was the end of torch downs.

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