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    My poor brain can't seem to come up with a name for these things. Any help?

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    Default Re: what do you call these things

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    I would call them "finials". Or maybe "roof caps" or "turret caps".
    Sounds good to me. Thanks.

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    Hmm

    Should I say it?????

    Oh what the hell.

    A mammory fixation of the builder or designer of the home.

    I got a better one.......

    Stupid looking pointy things.....

    Or, A leak waiting to happen......

    Or...Fun stuff for Jerry to look up.....

    And, really, you got on that broken down looking 2 story or more homes roof. I hope most of it was flat and you came up thru a hatch......


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    Rusty thing-of-a-majig.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
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    And, really, you got on that broken down looking 2 story or more homes roof. I hope most of it was flat and you came up thru a hatch......
    Three story, relatively flat, and there was a hatch, thanks. I may be crazy but I'm not stupid. Or is the other way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    I would call them Cupolas. I would also call you crazy for getting up there!
    I'm a wimp. It really wasn't any big deal.

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    Come on guys... those there are pigeon crap collectors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    I would call them Cupolas.

    Fritz,

    That was my first thought too.

    Then I said to myself 'But those are not cupolas, they might be finials.', so I searched "finials" and found that they "might be" finials, but they more likely were "roof caps" or "turret caps" based on what I found.

    Kind of a toss-up, but most of the "finials" had some type of "finial" at the top and less of a bottom (the ones in the photo had nothing at the top and were all bottom), whereas "roof caps" and "turrent caps" fit much better.

    Actually, my very first answer to John's statement question "come up with a name for these things" was 'I'd call them rusty', then I thought about it again and realized I was not sure their name was Rusty, could have been 'Bob' or 'Bill' ... then I realized that would have made for a very poor excuse for a joke so I didn't ... until now.

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    Default Re: what do you call these things

    They are pinnacles (architectual term). You could describe them as "twin" pinnacles. The term includes above the roofing material turret caps or tower crowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
    They are pinnacles (architectual term). You could describe them as "twin" pinnacles. The term includes above the roofing material turret caps or tower crowns.

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    That may apply to the two upward pointing structures, however, I believe John was asking about the top pieces.

    John can clarify which he was asking about (maybe both?).

    John,

    Looking at the photos again, it looks like one is taller than the other, possibly because one is broken off more than the other, in which case they may have had finials at their tops at one time.

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    They are finials , probably with weather vanes that have fallen off.I have made 100s of them , they should have been copper.


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    "pinnacled slate roof with nipple-bra turret cap".

    Specs are here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    My poor brain can't seem to come up with a name for these things. Any help?
    UFO?????


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    My poor brain can't seem to come up with a name for these things. Any help?
    An architec or builder smoking to much weed???


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    My poor brain can't seem to come up with a name for these things. Any help?
    Cupolas according to Carson Dunlop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn blaney View Post
    They are finials , probably with weather vanes that have fallen off.I have made 100s of them , they should have been copper.
    Great place to hang a flag, if one is so inclined!!


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