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Old 05-16-2014, 11:21 PM   #81
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Finished this one Tuesday, that front gable at 5 scaffold sections was the highest I have been in quite a few years since we don't do chimneys anymore.



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Awesome work, as usual. Have you seen the new accent brick offered from Boral?
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looks good. I did my first 2 storey+ chimney in quite a while this year. 6.5 sections high and I was NOT used to the heights at first
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:08 PM   #84
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Awesome work, as usual. Have you seen the new accent brick offered from Boral?
Accent brick? Don't think so, haven't laid any Boral for awhile now.

Trinity/CBC has been putting out a "blended" brick which is just two different brick blended together in the bundles. One of the houses in the pics at the very beginning of this thread was two different kinds of brick that we blended ourselves.
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I will be buying Boral and Trinity now, Acme lost me as a client after the last job. I swear I ought to post pictures of what they did.
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Boral? Same Aussie company that bought cultured stone?
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I will be buying Boral and Trinity now, Acme lost me as a client after the last job. I swear I ought to post pictures of what they did.
ACME still has the best brick, but their service has gone to hell. They used to always be next day delivery, but on the last house we used them on we waited 6 days to get 3500 brick out to the job. We're still waiting on angle irons now on the house we started Tuesday afternoon that were ordered the prior Thursday.

Boral is a little better but they can sometimes be a little slow getting stuff out. Trinity is the king of customer service, we ordered 1600 early on a Monday morning on that last house and they were delivered at 3:30 that afternoon. Crappy brittle brick though, sometimes almost 10% breakage in the bundles.
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Boral? Same Aussie company that bought cultured stone?
I think so, but for some reason I thought they were a French company. They bought what used to be known as Oklahoma Brick Company in Union City, OK quite a few years ago. Hard fired brick that take forever to set up and like to swim around.
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ACME still has the best brick, but their service has gone to hell. They used to always be next day delivery, but on the last house we used them on we waited 6 days to get 3500 brick out to the job. We're still waiting on angle irons now on the house we started Tuesday afternoon that were ordered the prior Thursday.

Boral is a little better but they can sometimes be a little slow getting stuff out. Trinity is the king of customer service, we ordered 1600 early on a Monday morning on that last house and they were delivered at 3:30 that afternoon. Crappy brittle brick though, sometimes almost 10% breakage in the bundles.

Ok, you forced it on me.

I call my salesman....order 16,500 brick for the Ringwood ICF. Give him the directions.

A week later, I call him and ask where are my brick? He says he needs a physical address.....well, there isn't an address yet, it is rural. He says he will take care of it.

I call a week later...where are my brick? He says next week..since they have to come from Texas. Fine. I am sitting with another home builder who overheard the conversation and asked me if the salesman was still acting like he was doing us a favor by selling us brick? Yep....

I call a week later.....a truck dropped off a pallet of fire brick, and 2 pallets of mortar, and the ties. Nothing else. The firebrick were to be dropped at my house. Only the mortar and ties were to go to Ringwood. No brick. I call the salesman and ask again....he says tomorrow morning. Great, I say...the masons are supposed to be there tomorrow.

I go out in the morning, and sure enough, half the brick are there. All stacked at one corner of the house. Irritating, but not worth raising hell over. The masons show up...4 guys laying and 5 guys humping. I call.....and he says the rest will be there tomorrow. He also adds that there is no way these guys will run out of brick....I say sure....it will be 2 days...but that isn't your business, right? ( I am getting irritated by now)

Next day I am driving in and guess where the brick are? Just inside the gate. 1/4 of a mile from the house. No mistake. 3 cubes busted and broken. Broken brick on the county road also.

So I call and ask what did I do to deserve this? The salesman was arrogant and had no answer...so I asked if on the next house, he could have the brick dumped in a creek maybe? Or better yet, how about we come and get them...make his life easier? [insert massive sarcasm here]. So then I tell him to get a donkey up there and move the damn brick pronto...aqnd he says maybe next week...and I should not have had the masons there anyway until all the brick was on site....best he could do.

The rest of my following replies and conversations with him are bleeped out.

Now, as fate would have it....at the Home and Garden show the following weekend, Acme Brick had the booth next to mine....and while I ignored the salesman completely and would not even acknowledge his presence, I was shared with my fellow builders who came by, complete with showing them pictures of the scene. I also told a client that we would use Trinity or Boral on their home....and I know the jackass heard me.
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You guys deal direct with the manufacturer? Not a supplier?
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Trinity is a supplier of Commercial Brick Corporation but they also carry Mangum brick now if I'm not mistaken. CBC has a plant in Watonga I think it is, about an hour from OKC

Boral has a plant in Union City which is about 30 mins west of OKC.

ACME has a plant here in Edmond but you have to go downtown OKC for cement and angle irons, or any brick that aren't made at the Edmond plant
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Ok...my supplier carries about a dozen different manufacturers of brick. Hanson, Belden and maybe 10 thousand ibstock and watsontown restoration bricks is all they will have in stock (probably 75% Hanson) but they will bring in many other manufacturers within 4 weeks usually
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I also think Acme is a superior brick, but unless things change, they will not have a chance at my business again. We ended up being about 600 bricks short, and it took a week for the "replacement" bricks to show up.
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Joasis: Sounds like you were dealing with the idiots at the Agnew store,they move like they're in slow motion around there. The builder that I am working for now is pissed at them also from the service they got on a prior house.
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I even called the head office in FT Worth.....they say they will issue a credit for the extra 2 cubes, but tough sh!t about the other. The salesman is out of the Agnew store. But he has all of northwest Oklahoma. He gets a commission on every sale whether he puts out the effort or not. No more commissions from my business.
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A little more dry stack'n....





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I love the mixing of brick and stone you do. Top notch! I would look at ways to bring that lintel stone past the opening like it would bear on the masonry below it. Nit pick hardly anyone would look at.
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Those were the longest ones I could find, kinda limited unless I put a joint in it.
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That's too bad. I like to put an angle the same as the keystone at either end. Or if there is no key I like to make it longer than the opening by 1.5-3.5" either side
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I like the detail in the gable on te brickwork. It's different and let's a homeowner feel as if his house is unique. Stone looks great as well.
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