Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.See the tips in the slate section. If any damaged tile remains, remove it by breaking it up with careful hammer blows. Cut the nail with a slate ripper, or insert a hacksaw blade under the covering tile. Hold replacement tile with a copper tab asanbsp;...