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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-11-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By dakzaag
Flour or corn meal. I use Rice flour, for the...

Flour or corn meal. I use Rice flour, for the peal, but that is just my preference.
The real secret is to shake the pizza slightly before you try to unload it. If the pizza slides on the peal,...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-10-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By dakzaag
We have to educate the customer about why they...

We have to educate the customer about why they want the fireplace inside the envelope. Really it is the builder, so he can have them laying it out from the get go.

And we can always sell the...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-10-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By dakzaag
Francis needs to take some pills, he is going to...

Francis needs to take some pills, he is going to have a grabber right on the job site with his phone in his hand. LOL

I personally cannot understand this desperate need to place the fireplace...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-09-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,495
Posted By dakzaag
I noticed you put a cap on the hearth before...

I noticed you put a cap on the hearth before finishing the facing. Any reason to do this first? My process is to wait until the face is done so the top isn't stained or damaged by any falling...
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By dakzaag
If you can lay brick, you can build a heater. ...

If you can lay brick, you can build a heater. There are some area's that you have to pay attention and you need to determine how likely you are to actually heat with wood. It is too expensive to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,299
Posted By dakzaag
Brick it and forget it... Boom

Brick it and forget it...


Boom
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By dakzaag
I was the same way, and still do on occasion. I...

I was the same way, and still do on occasion. I have customers looking at a masonry fireplace and then I gently steer them along this line.
Forum: Masonry 04-04-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By dakzaag
I have not met John, but I know Norbert. If you...

I have not met John, but I know Norbert. If you are building fireplaces, you should at least check out the Masonry Heater Association. In my mind, this is the only fireplace worth building.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,720
Posted By dakzaag
me too...specially the glory part. That gives me...

me too...specially the glory part. That gives me goose bumps.
Forum: Masonry 04-01-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,363
Posted By dakzaag
Colonial brick out of Cayuga IN does a pretty...

Colonial brick out of Cayuga IN does a pretty good job of matching. They have been around for ever it seems like. I did two chimney's last fall that were the same brick with about a thirty year...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-01-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,988
Posted By dakzaag
We would be lucky to get 5 years out of those...

We would be lucky to get 5 years out of those steps in Indiana. Looks like they came out nice.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,413
Posted By dakzaag
The best answer here is tree fiddy, but in...

The best answer here is tree fiddy, but in reality, if you can gather a million dollars up, you will probably be around for about 10-12 years before it is all gone.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-31-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By dakzaag
Not every loan allows prepayment.

Not every loan allows prepayment.
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 03-30-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,644
Posted By dakzaag
when he left us, the rumor mill suggested he was...

when he left us, the rumor mill suggested he was trying to wean himself from CT and spend more time with family. He was my idol, I actually stole his website template...I have no shame.

I like to...
Forum: Masonry 03-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,930
Posted By dakzaag
I resemble that remark...:laughing:

I resemble that remark...:laughing:
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 03-30-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,644
Posted By dakzaag
:whistling:whistling:whistling Gene Carp...

:whistling:whistling:whistling

Gene Carp would eat these guys for lunch!

:whistling:whistling:whistling
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 03-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,644
Posted By dakzaag
Like the Dark Knight, Angus appears in some...

Like the Dark Knight, Angus appears in some obscure thread after being gone for 8 months solid.:clap:
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,822
Posted By dakzaag
Pretty scary to think that out there somewhere a...

Pretty scary to think that out there somewhere a fire is going to be lit in a house that the fireplace was built by someone with an internet connection and just enough brains to burn down the...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-29-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,709
Posted By dakzaag
I always wondered if it was windy on a sail boat?...

I always wondered if it was windy on a sail boat? Think about it...
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,344
Posted By dakzaag
I had a customer who loved pistol stones. (never...

I had a customer who loved pistol stones. (never called them that, but it is the perfect description.) The more of them she seen the happier she was.
I kicked myself for a week for putting the...
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,930
Posted By dakzaag
Wood Stove? Your probably right. I...

Wood Stove?

Your probably right.

I don't like cutting flashing into the unit like that, seems like your going against the whole concept of masonry which is to preserve the unit and sacrifice...
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,363
Posted By dakzaag
A really good way to get me not wanting to do...

A really good way to get me not wanting to do work for you is to call me up and tell me what you have budgeted in the estimate for my work. :censored:
I will talk or answer email regarding "ball...
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,930
Posted By dakzaag
Ops, my math was weak on that pitch, more like...

Ops, my math was weak on that pitch, more like 1:12.
Forum: Masonry 03-29-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,930
Posted By dakzaag
Looks like it is 2' above the roof where it...

Looks like it is 2' above the roof where it intersects with the chimney. So to achieve the 10' away portion of the code, the roof would have to be about 2:12 pitch.
Maybe it is the angle of the...
Forum: Masonry 03-28-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By dakzaag
If you want to burn wood, my recommendation is to...

If you want to burn wood, my recommendation is to burn a small fire in the morning in your masonry heater and then another small fire at night if needed.
In the mean time, you can sit back and...
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