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Old 03-03-2018, 06:37 PM   #21
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100-300 brick rebuilds are fine by me, but I price them so I want to do them.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:59 PM   #22
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Buy and Learn how to build scaffold, and then call the brickies in?

Buy a electric winch and save more $ from sub brickies.

Trade laboring for lessons? very few masons want another half trained competitor lowering the markets price points and quality levels...

Unless you have months of free time, your work will be slow and sloppy, and working on top of houses is inherently unsafe, you could do tens of thousands of dollars damage pushing over a weak chimney, not even going to the safety issues of learning anything on rooftop.....

just correctly flashing a chimney takes many months to learn all the possible variations
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Almost as good as this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=ATT_3jMVtSM


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Used to do that all the time back in the day.....until I realized spending 5 minutes setting up a pulley and rope sure makes it a lot easier to get material up especially mortar!


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I can remember when the only people that knew how to lay brick were pig farmers. I haven't seen a commercial brick job here in probably 40 years and now they have robots to lay block. A living as a bricklayer now seems to be resigned to veneer jobs and specialty work. I went to the union school way back when....glad I moved on to something else

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