Forming a Mechanically Locked Standing Seam Profile by Hand
The perfect bender will bend metal past 90° with back and forth pressure. How to form a male and female mechanically locked profile also shown.
Soldering a Box Gutter
Mike of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 from ACG Roofing is soldering part of a box gutter with an Express iron. He is using a technique called stitching or bridging when you turn the heat of the iron down and lay a second bead of solder down. This is for aesthetics as well as strengthening the joint.
Express Soldering Iron Tutorial
How to solder techniques for Express Propane Soldering Irons. A brief explanation on pre-soldering preparation, maintaining the iron, and soldering techniques both flat and vertical.
Pelican Snip Cut
Tony shows how to cut into a standing seam profile using a pair of pelican snips. The material being cut is 20oz copper. The snips work best for straight cuts and are useful in many other applications.
Standing Seam Hand Seamers
Here is a demonstration of the ESE001C and ESE099 to close a double lock standing seam. The panel is 20oz copper and female profile is 1 inch high, 1/2 inch across and 3/8 inch on the down leg. The ESE001 will close the first stage and the ESE099 will finish the seam to create a finished double locked standing seam panel.
Stretching Copper for a Barrel Dormer
Here is Tony Vizzi using a stretcher to create a radius on a piece of copper that will fit along a barrel dormer
Draco 1st and 2nd Stage Hand Seamers
A look at Draco’s hand seamers for closing the first and second stage of the double lock standing seam.
Draco K Series Folding Brake
Draco K Series Folding Brake bends metal both up and down. Ideal for both roof and wall cladding.