Useful Hint [for Roofing]

[ Useful Hint [for Roofing] ]

Date: Published sometime in 1791. | 1791/01/01 to 1791/12/31

Publication Format
Print

Type
Construction

Ingredients
charcoal
tar

Places
Nova Scotia
Sweden
London

Source: Nova Scotia Calender, or an Almanack [...] by Metonicus
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: AK.AY.N85M / No Microfilm Available

Description

Instructions for weather-proofing a wooden roof after a method used in Sweden.


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Transcription

 USEFUL HINT.

Communicated by the Royal Society of Sweden, to that of London.

--------------- After roofing a house with wood, boil tar in a kettle, and

mix finely pulversed charcoal with it, till it is of the thickness of mortar;

bread this with a trowel about a fourth of an inch thick, over the roof; it

[w]ill soon grow hard and defu the vicissitudes of weather. Roots thus

[co]vered, have stood in Sweden above a century, and still want no repair.