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Old 07-23-2017, 05:53 AM   #41
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Beautiful work.... Quick question if I may, do you provide a firm quote or estimate for a project like that?
It was a quote with an allowance of an extra 10% for winter hoarding/heat. We ended up within 3%...
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:58 AM   #42
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It was a pretty sweet set-up we had this past winter... Nice to have the space to be working completely inside rooms like this while its -20 outside...
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:00 AM   #43
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we also did a little flooring while we were at it... 24" x 36" x .75" granite 'tiles'.
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Do you have a pic of the mason's placing one of them behemoths in the wall? You said something about 3-400lb stones, I can't imagine them being able to hoss them onto the wall by hand?
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Impressive work.

So what does that guy do for a living?


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Old 07-24-2017, 04:15 AM   #46
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Do you have a pic of the mason's placing one of them behemoths in the wall? You said something about 3-400lb stones, I can't imagine them being able to hoss them onto the wall by hand?
The advantage of this particular style of stonework is that if the stone was heavy, it was also long, therefore, lots of room for many people to grab a hold of it. No pics of that particular part of the operation as my hands were usually busy at that moment. The 400 pounders were rare mind you, I'd say the majority were in the 150-200 lb. range.

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Old 07-24-2017, 04:16 AM   #47
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Impressive work.

So what does that guy do for a living?


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I believe the term is 'Financier'.
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Do you like that Imer bridge saw? I have sold 5 or 8 of them, with nothing but good comments.
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Do you like that Imer bridge saw? I have sold 5 or 8 of them, with nothing but good comments.
How could you not like that saw...it's a thing of beauty!
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Yeah, I want one myself, but for the little actual saw work I do I can't justify the cost. I have been creative with my little saw and managed to cut some big stuff, but it wasn't easy.
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You must be strong as an ox lol!
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Do you like that Imer bridge saw? I have sold 5 or 8 of them, with nothing but good comments.
I absolutely love it! We bought it about a year ago and by sheer coincidence the two large jobs we've done since then have kept that blade spinning constantly. It's paid for itself a few times over. I've been pleasantly surprised at how versatile it is. The only drawback is it's bulk/weight... definitely need a few guys to move it around... and the 220V power requirement which may not always be available. Fortunately we're usually on new construction projects and are on good terms with the electricians.
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Bytor or I looked for you and you were gone from the internet, I thought you retired! Glad to see you back posting cool stuff!
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Had to let this 'digest' for a while before sharing with everyone...

We finished this project at around 3 pm on June 30, 2017. Last stone laid and pointed, our part of the site all cleaned up and tools being moved off-site.

At around one in the morning that night, a massive lightning storm moved through the area. One of the copper chimney caps was struck by lightning... and within a couple of hours there wasn't a whole lot left.

Furniture was due to arrive a few days later and occupancy scheduled for the following weekend. Obviously could have been a lot worse if the place was occupied.

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Holy crap! I'm guessing insurance covers everything?
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On a side note, if a man wanted to take a vacation and work with your crew a week would that be doable?
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Bytor, man, im sorry to see this. I hate this for the HO, but I hate it for you too, When a person puts so much time and work into a project like you did on this one jt becomes yours too,

Dang, I hate it.
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That right there is downright sickening...glad everyone is okay though and wasn't occupied yet.

for all the steel and stone, that place took a real hit.

I wonder if a lightning rod would have even helped.

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