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    I love it can you link me to where I can get all that?

    Does the slate come in different colours? My tiles Iíve ordered are this colour so not 100% sure it would go with black




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    Also since you used sealant and not mortar do you have any play in regards to getting them level? If your wall isnít 100% perfectly level would your slate not be perfect or are you able to use a lot of sealant as filler?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve9814 View Post
    Also since you used sealant and not mortar do you have any play in regards to getting them level? If your wall isn’t 100% perfectly level would your slate not be perfect or are you able to use a lot of sealant as filler?


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    Yeah, although the wall was pretty spot on (even though I do say so myself ) the fibreglass creates a slightly uneven lip as it comes over the brick on the inside edge.

    I have a pack of plastic packers that I had for fitting doors and windows and used them to get the slates level (they would sink in a deep bead of sealant otherwise. If you were not wanting to do that I suppose you could instead put a mortar bed down the centre/towards the outside edge of the wall and the sealant at the edges where it could be visible particularly where the fibreglass meets the copings. I like having no mortar at all to worry about though.

    My copings were from here https://slateandstone.net/
    I had them machined with a rounded off edge and a drip channel underneath the outside overhand all the way round. I sent them a bunch of measurements and diagrams and they machined it to order and shipped it on a half palate. The thickness of the slate is absolutely perfect if you have them made like this.

    If you don’t want a dark colour then slate is probably not for you. I would assume that there are companies who can machine sandstone in a similar way if you’re prepared to pay the cost of it. I asked Simon for copings for my birthday that year they were £1700

    Dont use limestone though or any reconstituted cement product without completely sealing it in clear G4 first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    Yeah, although the wall was pretty spot on (even though I do say so myself ) the fibreglass creates a slightly uneven lip as it comes over the brick on the inside edge.

    I have a pack of plastic packers that I had for fitting doors and windows and used them to get the slates level (they would sink in a deep bead of sealant otherwise. If you were not wanting to do that I suppose you could instead put a mortar bed down the centre/towards the outside edge of the wall and the sealant at the edges where it could be visible particularly where the fibreglass meets the copings. I like having no mortar at all to worry about though.

    My copings were from here https://slateandstone.net/
    I had them machined with a rounded off edge and a drip channel underneath the outside overhand all the way round. I sent them a bunch of measurements and diagrams and they machined it to order and shipped it on a half palate. The thickness of the slate is absolutely perfect if you have them made like this.

    If you don’t want a dark colour then slate is probably not for you. I would assume that there are companies who can machine sandstone in a similar way if you’re prepared to pay the cost of it. I asked Simon for copings for my birthday that year they were £1700

    Dont use limestone though or any reconstituted cement product without completely sealing it in clear G4 first.
    Just out of interest - did you use the sealant , or mortar to attach the slate cladding to your filter house . I`m going to be retro-fitting some around my pond , soon , and wondering if I can get away without using mortar ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Just out of interest - did you use the sealant , or mortar to attach the slate cladding to your filter house . I`m going to be retro-fitting some around my pond , soon , and wondering if I can get away without using mortar ??
    I used a dark grey coloured tile adhesive for wet areas

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