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English translation: trim pieces (along the verge), eave closures, bird stops along the eaves

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German term or phrase:Stichstein
English translation:trim pieces (along the verge), eave closures, bird stops along the eaves
Entered by: DespinaB
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23:22 Mar 16, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Dach, Tiles, Roofing
German term or phrase: Stichstein
These are (in part) small slates/tiles, laid / inserted beneath larger/full-sized tiles as space fillers, especially along the verge.

The translation is for Eternit, Austria, which also mentions/pictures Stichsteine in a pdf:
www.eternit.at/ download2.php?file=Kehl-Gaupen-und_Runddeckungen.pdf

For a photo of STICHSTEINE, see
http://www.dachdeckerei-grafe.de/refer_schieferortdeckung.ht...
Ortausbildung als eingebundener Ort mit Stichstein

Another mention (but no picture):
http://www.primero-schiefer.de/lv/schuppen.txt
… Anfang- und Endort als eingebundener Ort gemäß den Fachregeln des ZVDH eindecken. Anfangort mit rundem Rücken und Stichstein, falls erforderlich Zwischenstein. Endort als Doppelort.

I've Googled several possibilities, incl. "filler" -- still no good hits.
Any roofers out there?
I'd really like to find an professional translation for this term.
Thanks very much in advance!
Beth in Salzburg
DespinaB
Austria
Local time: 16:14
Birdstop/Eave Closure/
Explanation:

This is definitely not my field, but from Beth's description "These are (in part) small slates/tiles, laid / inserted beneath larger/full-sized tiles as space fillers, especially along the verge" I thought this might be it:

http://www.thetileman.com/art6.html (slate tile roofing)
Applying tile begins at the eave where it is necessary to "cant" (or tilt) the first course of tile. With Spanish or Mission tile, trim pieces called "Birdstops" or Eave Closures do two things: 1, they literally close the eave, and; 2, they properly lift the butt of the first row of tile assuring the proper cant.
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Stefanie Egenhofer
Local time: 10:14
Grading comment
While I can't use the suggested terms, as they apply to a different function and part of the roof, the site you suggested did offer a usable adaption. Thanks again for the nudge in the right direction!
Beth
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STICHSTEIN
Birdstop/Eave Closure/


Explanation:

This is definitely not my field, but from Beth's description "These are (in part) small slates/tiles, laid / inserted beneath larger/full-sized tiles as space fillers, especially along the verge" I thought this might be it:

http://www.thetileman.com/art6.html (slate tile roofing)
Applying tile begins at the eave where it is necessary to "cant" (or tilt) the first course of tile. With Spanish or Mission tile, trim pieces called "Birdstops" or Eave Closures do two things: 1, they literally close the eave, and; 2, they properly lift the butt of the first row of tile assuring the proper cant.



    Reference: http://www.thetileman.com/art6.html
Stefanie Egenhofer
Local time: 10:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 1
Grading comment
While I can't use the suggested terms, as they apply to a different function and part of the roof, the site you suggested did offer a usable adaption. Thanks again for the nudge in the right direction!
Beth
Notes to answerer
Asker: @ segenhofer: Thanks for the reminder of this great reference site! I've run across it in the past -- this time I saved the entire page. While the location and type of tile aren't "right on", your suggestion is definitely a step in the right direction, for that is what these "trim pieces" do on the side edges/verge: they lift & support the subsequent course(s) of tiles. Stay tuned and, again, many thanks! BJ


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agree  Marcel F
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  -> Thanks Marcel!
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Changes made by editors
Mar 17, 2007 - Changes made by Johanna Timm, PhD:
Term askedSTICHSTEIN » Stichstein


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