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Old 06-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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So Im doing an outdoor fireplace, and just thought I'd post some pics up to now of the progress. Im hoping to get to do some concrete tops for the outdoor kitchen area too. I told him some of that glowstone like Karl did would be sweet.

There's no plan for this fireplace. Its all %100 fly by the seat of the pants. It just has to accommodate a 42" TV.


Laying out bond and what not


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Homeowner gave us lunch, but no plates... which isnt a big deal. I just naturally assume most masons dont mind eating a little dust with their lunch.


Throat done. Used a couple different kinds of brick just to use up some spare material laying around.



And the progess as of today at 2pm. Dont mind Dirty Joe in the pic. Hes not much too look at, but not a bad laborer.




Oh, and one of the landscapers who left Country USA concert at 3AM and made it to work for 7 fell in the mud at about 7:01 and I told him to use my hog torch to dry the mud up and dry his pants out, so he did. They were steaming pretty good.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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There's no plan for this fireplace. Its all %100 fly by the seat of the pants...
Hey, that's the same architect I use too.

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Hey, that's the same architect I use too.
HA! Sometimes thats the best one!

I have to say, this is the first time I laid landscaping block with mortar though.
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The landscaping stone does work pretty good. I built an outside chimney last summer with them and it worked well. Your project looks good.
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.....and the pizza? At work, if you drop your sandwich, you pick it up, knock the dirt off of it, and keep on eating. At home ,if you're fixing a sandwich and drop a piece of bread on the floor.....you throw it in the trash!
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.....and the pizza? At work, if you drop your sandwich, you pick it up, knock the dirt off of it, and keep on eating. At home ,if you're fixing a sandwich and drop a piece of bread on the floor.....you throw it in the trash!
No dog, eh.

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Looks good.

You did all that in a day?
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You did all that in a day?
No sir. I wish. It was 2 days. I even worked on it today by myself for a half day.

I got bombarded the last couple weeks with the "can you be here tomorrow' line for jobs.
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Why bother with a damper outside?
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Thats what I thought? The mason that was helping me said I should. I questioned him, but he said it would be best.
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I've never used a damper outside either, and can't think of any reason to either.

FP looks good for 2 days though........

Don't you buy your scaffold from Badger Ladder? I don't think they sell blue rings????
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Does your buddy own stock in Vestal?
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I agree about the damper. I can't see the point. MAYBE if it was adjustable
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Yeah if it was an adjustable on the fly type then at least you could control the amount of heat it's gonna pump out. Other than that it solves nothing if it's not adjustable when being used outside.
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It is adjustable.
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Its a vestall damper, of coarse its adjustable. People aint never seen a grown damper nekkid?
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Hey, easy on the nekkid talk.

First thing that occurred to me was cooking. You might want to tweak your flow for that.
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Closing down a fireplace damper does not throw out more heat.
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No but it COULD in the right situation improve draw
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Got back to finish it up.




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