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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 6:46 PM

    I was being a stubborn, argumentative, jackass last night/this morning. Sometimes I can’t see past the end of my nose, I was rereading my posts and I can’t believe I was even ar...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 9:41 AM

    My apologies sir, i just realized i stepped out of line... i have learned more here than i have contributed, sorry if i offended anyone. My experience is limited to my years, so...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 8:29 AM

    code is code--nothing to do reality. What Bytor is talking about are the millions of jack arches that were (are) built before "code" or even steel that hold up well for centuri...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 8:12 AM

    Why wouldn't what? add steel man, you need steel under a jack arch.. it's flat .not only that it should be flashed properly as part of a drainage system in a cavity wall includ...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 6:52 AM

    for the record anything over 2' requires steel. Thats code here, a jack arch is the weakest of them all. My question is why wouldn't you??

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 6:48 AM

    the formula in this business is production, period... I'm a layout guy, i run everything to grade flash,weep, hang the lines, 3 courses,mark the heights/poles and I'm on the nex...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 4:06 AM

    once i get my square wall line for my piers i shoot a laser up and hang drop lines and pull another line ( spring line) where the arches start. hanging lines is key if u can..

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 3:51 AM

    no problem, you should to pull a line on the first course of your columns from end to end to keep em straight or else it will look like it's walking away.

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 3:37 AM

    This will help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semicircle I have the benefit of carpenters but if your interested in theory ur all set.

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 3:34 AM

    when you are level on your columns where you start your arch you pull a line assuming your line/columns are level you figure out your rise from there, the rest is mathematics.

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 3:10 AM

    did I spell it wrong steriotomy the practice of cutting and shaping stone...explanation of how a jack arch is like a segmental and is it possible to get the radius with just th...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:58 AM

    what would you like me to explain?

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:57 AM

    u sure your not talking about the The Alan Parsons Project, steriotomy

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:53 AM

    I'm sorry i didn't see you edited your post so you want to know about a segmental arch it' a semi circle

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:47 AM

    Im not building one Itjust seems like there should be a formula of some kind ...and Im always trying to learn everything even the stuff in the trade that arent used much anymore...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:35 AM

    what type are you building?

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 2:23 AM

    if u have the rise of an arch and the span can u get the radius Really??

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/21/2010, 12:55 AM

    I bought a plastic Lufkin this summer for the first time and It didn't take long before it acted like a wet noodle fully extended. The joints wore out quick on the plastic. St...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/20/2010, 10:05 PM

    Sorry for your loss, I lost my brother 10 yrs ago to heroin he was 39 and a damn good cement mason. As much as we love and want them to change it's ultimately up to the indivi...

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    CrosbyPosted new reply in Masonry2/10/2010, 3:28 PM

    Now that that's solved. How do I get my wife to quit bitching about the spec mix covered bath tub? lol,,that falls into WAF (wife acceptance factor) thats a tough one wish i cou...

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