The roofer’s holder has an important place amongst roofers’ accessories. This small object is indispensible as it allows you to store the flux to strip the surface to optimise the adhesion of your solder, as well as the ammonia stone to clean your parts and a pot of paste or bolts to be able to tin it afterwards.
The design of the roofer’s holder has just been completely redesigned to be more practical and versatile.
The current roofer’s holder
The roofer’s holder is used by roofers when they carry out welding work on roofs. It contains a small cylindrical tank designed to receive the flux to strip zinc, copper or stainless steel. When not in use, you clip the brush into an adjacent holder.
The rectangular tank is used to wedge the ammoniacal stone which is used to descale the hot purlin.
Latest improvements to the roofer’s holder
Although this accessory for roofers is essential, its design has long remained the same, when it could have been optimised. It has recently been reworked for better comfort for professionals.
The flux pot and the brush
When you dip your brush into the flux pot, you remove the excess by pressing the brush against the rim. This has the effect of letting a bit of flux flow over the holder, which will then drip onto the roof and damage it.
This is why the roofer’s holder is now surrounded by a rim that prevents dripping.
To be more practical, you now have the choice between 4 positions to clip your brush. In addition, thanks to the new rim of the roofer’s holder, there are two places to wedge the flux pot cap so that you no longer risk losing it.
The ammonia stone holder
When you move on to the soldering stage, you regularly rub your soldering iron tip on the ammonia stone. However, the heat of the iron radiates and, with the old model of the roofer’s holder, tended to soften and deform the flux pot which was too close. In addition, as the stone was wearing away, your iron was getting dangerously close to the plastic walls.
On the revised model, a more suitable space is reserved for the stone: it is raised to keep it away from the plastic, which is sensitive to heat.
To make it easier to take it apart when it needs to be changed, a hole has been added on the bottom, which allows you to push it with your finger.
In addition, the section to hold the stone is rectangular, but the support is also designed to hold a round box of tinplate paste, replacing the stone. If you still use a stone, however, the rounding creates two small spaces on the side that allow you to integrate a piece of bolt to tin the purlin after cleaning it.
The fact that the stone and the pot are raised gives extra space under the base of the holder. You can store your tin-pot lid or a spare ammonia stone in it.
The feet of the roofer’s holder
4 small plastic feet have been added to the new roofer’s holder to optimise its stability. This also raises it and prevents flux leaks on the roof that could occur by capillary action and stain the zinc (or any other medium).
The latest innovation for retailers, the hanging hole on the holder allows them to hang it directly on the shelf.
It should be noted that all the improvements made to this new roofer’s holder were achieved by reducing the overall size of this reference.