12 years ago
I know, I know, I'm breaking some sort of tradition here by posting a question
with actual metalworking content... but diligent Googling has failed to
produce an answer to this question.
I need to repair a flat metal roof over a bay window. Replace it, actually.
Original construction used galvanized steel, 55 years ago. The steel has
rusted through, as I discovered to my dismay last week when water began
dripping into the house. Temporarily, the leaks are patched with tar. When the
weather warms up, and I can depend on a few consecutive warm dry days, I
intend to rip the whole flat roof out, replace the water-damaged wood decking
and framing, and roof it with copper as it should have been done in 1955. Pics
will be posted when the project is finished.
So, finally, I get to my question: I figure I'm going to have about 50 feet of
seams to solder. How many pounds of solder should I plan on needing to do the