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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-23-2020, 12:24 PM
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Posted By bytor
Couldn't agree more... absolutely loved it.

Couldn't agree more... absolutely loved it.
Forum: Masonry 10-27-2019, 08:34 AM
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Views: 1,556
Posted By bytor
A friend of mine is on a "Production" brick crew...

A friend of mine is on a "Production" brick crew in the North end of Toronto... think mini-Mcmansion territory...
I asked about their production rates.
12 man crew (8 brickies and 4 labourers) are...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-17-2019, 06:05 AM
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Posted By bytor
Thank you. No issues to report other than...

Thank you.

No issues to report other than life getting in the way of using the oven to it's full potential.

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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-17-2019, 06:02 AM
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-05-2019, 01:19 PM
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Posted By bytor
and some details...

and some details...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-05-2019, 01:17 PM
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Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
Number 2...

Number 2...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-05-2019, 01:15 PM
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Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
A few shots of the two fireplaces we built for...

A few shots of the two fireplaces we built for this project. The furnishings always help to put things in perspective.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-05-2019, 12:58 PM
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Posted By bytor
Got our oven All Fired Up this morning for some...

Got our oven All Fired Up this morning for some Long weekend Pizza and Bread today...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,397
Posted By bytor
Perhaps bags of pre-mixed (just add water)...

Perhaps bags of pre-mixed (just add water) non-shrink grout?
This type of product should be available at building supply locations.
Forum: Masonry 06-11-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By bytor
How thick is the existing concrete? Perhaps...

How thick is the existing concrete?
Perhaps grinding/polishing is an option...?
Forum: Masonry 01-19-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By bytor
Any angle irons in there which lack room for...

Any angle irons in there which lack room for expansion? It's amazing how much lateral pressure expanding metal can exert... Dampers included.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,357
Posted By bytor
A few nice photos of this project which appeared...

A few nice photos of this project which appeared in a magazine article;
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
What you're seeing is the protective covering...

What you're seeing is the protective covering while the carpentry is finished up. There's a wide plank Oak flooring under there somewhere...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-12-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
A couple of follow up photos of the completed...

A couple of follow up photos of the completed Kitchen fireplace...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-28-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By bytor
Perhaps it's a sign that we should all be taking...

Perhaps it's a sign that we should all be taking the week off as well...
Forum: Masonry 10-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By bytor
'Thick-veneer' Garden Walls

We're about to start stone installation on some ICF retaining/garden walls. Material of choice is a granite 'planking' (granite), which comes in random lengths, 4", 7' and 10" widths, by 3" thick. ...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
Another fireplace we're working on on the same...

Another fireplace we're working on on the same job-site... different end of the house so you can't view the two contrasting fireplaces at the same time. This one is definitely a more 'natural' look.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
Sawn bed at 3, 4 7-3/8"... certainly a lot of...

Sawn bed at 3, 4 7-3/8"... certainly a lot of this type of sawn material making it's way onto the scene in our area.

The v-joint could be a nice touch... will definitely give it a try.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 10:52 AM
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Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
Just need a massive 12'6" by 7" thick hearth...

Just need a massive 12'6" by 7" thick hearth (which we'll source out once the snow melts...) and this baby will be complete.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
I'm lucky to have a well heeled clientele to work...

I'm lucky to have a well heeled clientele to work for, and some imaginative architects and designers as well. I suspect, rather KNOW, there are an great many masons in our area alone who simply don't...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
The 12 x 24 refractory slabs cost us $41 (taxes...

The 12 x 24 refractory slabs cost us $41 (taxes in)... the equivalent firebrick coverage would be around $33. Add in cutting and more install time and i figure we're at least equivalent if not a bit...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-16-2018, 05:31 PM
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Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-16-2018, 05:28 PM
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Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
it actually works out to be more expensive......

it actually works out to be more expensive... castable refractory is pretty pricey around here... plus, add in the cost of making forms etc.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,328
Posted By bytor
and still... more.

and still... more.
Forum: Tiling 02-13-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By bytor
Absolutely no worries there... several feet of...

Absolutely no worries there... several feet of clear gravel under the 10" concrete slab with a double layer of 5/8 rebar on a 12" grid:thumbup:

Slab is approximately 30 x 40' and is supported on...
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