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Old 12-07-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
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Do You Guys Use These?


I never saw them till I moved to the west coast.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:08 PM   #2
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No, I hadnt seen that before...does it work good?

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Yes, they work great. You can use where other line tools won't work like a split face block. You can even use as a twig.
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Most still use line blocks around here.
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we use corner poles and line blocks, we use line-dogs if we are laying up leads
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Intense rebar schedule in earthquake country...I feel for you guys.
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we use corner poles and line blocks, we use line-dogs if we are laying up leads



John,are line -dogs the same thing we call dog bones ?

Every region has their own lingo.


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I bought two pairs of these gadgets at the start of the season. They work nicely on short leads,they come from our buddy Stuart's backyard.

https://bricky.com/building-tools/builders-line-anchor/
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Those are some cool tools


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John,are line -dogs the same thing we call dog bones ?

Every region has their own lingo.


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John,are line -dogs the same thing we call dog bones ?

Every region has their own lingo.


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...probably so, the correct name for them is line stretchers...we ve used them for years. and they work really well
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I like them also. The fixed size or the sliding type. The ones with the various holes,not so much.
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I had some sliders that I really liked on split-faced block. But the ones that I use have holes drilled for 4" 6" 8" 10" and 12 " block.
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When I built my shop, I was reaching for the DOG to raise my line and the smart azz on the the other end was trying to pull the line in to.

My DOG slipped off and hit me right in the chest, it knocked the wind out of me.

The next day I had a bruise the exact outline of the DOG...
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While we're at it,these come in handy also. They work on brick or 4" block.
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oops ! Forgot to post them.

https://www.bontool.com/line-line-ho...e-clips-11-793
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One of our local masons, just past, made 'frogs' out of 10 gauge dovetail masonry anchors, bent in a U-shape sized to fit either the 4-8" CMUs and the larger U-shape welded to the smaller, held on to 10-12" blocks, and some large hole bricks.

My Dad made frogs that look like a rebar 'Hickey' bender, a flat piece of 1/8" x 1.25-50" bar stock about 3-4" long, with 5/16ths-3/8ths x 1" tall pins spaced differently on either side, welded to it to grip brick with core holes.

One trick to keep the leads with the line work is always place the bitter enc of the line between the taut line and the lead so every time the offset is the same.

I fail to see how the corner gizmo would work on the lower courses of the lead with out molesting the mortar somewhat... And who every pulled the line tight on a single brick....unless it was laid yesterday.

I will copy the spring clamp usage for "jack" lines though.

I have and sometimes use the tool FJN posted, more often on short walls working alone though, some rougher and rounded brick wont work with them reliably.

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I never saw them till I moved to the west coast.
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[QUOTE=Fouthgeneration;

One trick to keep the leads with the line work is always place the bitter enc of the line between the taut line and the lead so every time the offset is the same.

I fail to see how the corner gizmo would work on the lower courses of the lead with out molesting the mortar somewhat... And who every pulled the line tight on a single[/QUOTE]



Very valid point ! The gizmo only works for the spot and lay method.

Also,the conventional wooden line blocks the supply companies have been giving away have such a incredibly deep groove,it changes the bricking point from the lead. What I have done to make a permanent fix is mix up a small amount of Durham's water putty and fill in all but a line depth of the groove. Makes placing $100 bills in there unnecessary.

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