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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,608 Senior Member

    Is the lead for fire protection, or to keep water off the wooden wood and keep the wood from rotting?

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,366 Senior Member

    So, now that the fire is over, how many saw the original headline and thought, "I hope Touchdown Jesus is OK?"

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,722 Senior Member

    @breamfisher said:
    Is the lead for fire protection, or to keep water off the wooden wood and keep the wood from rotting?

    I doubt lead would be fire protection---as the links in fire dampers (installed in HVAC )are lead
    to melt 1st and close the damper in the event of a fire

  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,957 Senior Member

    Maybe to keep god from seeing what was going on in the church.

    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,722 Senior Member

    @Buford said:
    Maybe to keep god from seeing what was going on in the church.

    Figure???

    Can you elaborate

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,608 Senior Member

    Evidently Buford thinks God has x-ray vision.

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,722 Senior Member

    Well I'm thinking Bufe has a judgement we need to hear

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,762 Senior Member

    Thermite!!!!!

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,273 Senior Member

    A lot of old buildings in Europe have lead lined roofs.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,813 Senior Member

    Yeah, but why?

  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,506 Senior Member

    @Shawn C. said:
    Yeah, but why?

    Good question. Maybe in the day it was something they could get and work with and in their mind it was better than wood?
    Kind of like how great asbestos was in the day here. Live and learn.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,762 Senior Member

    It also kept Superman from peeping in on them.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,608 Senior Member

    As I kinda alluded to with my question, lead was used to shield the wooden roof from water. That kept the wooden roof from rotting (imagine that!) It's also longer-lasting than copper, another common cladding material.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,366 Senior Member

    I was wondering why the Vatican wasn't paying for the restoration. Turns out the French government owns all the churches in the nation built before 1905. It rents the churches to the various archdioceses for free.

    TIL

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,722 Senior Member

    We wondered as well if The Vatican was kicking in due to the history and its stature

    But I believe everyday Churches ---Maintenance/Bills etc are paid for through the diocese and the donations

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,813 Senior Member

    Cheap bastages.

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