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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-02-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By tkle
Tiger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i5FlC1MpkE&feature=player_embedded
Go to 0:50
Forum: Masonry 11-27-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 53,009
Posted By tkle
Parging the wall and laying buttered stone as...

Parging the wall and laying buttered stone as long as you don't allow it to pull out, I think is the strongest bond. You don't have a cold joint. Let the parge dry then it's a scratch coat. Not...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-27-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,750
Posted By tkle
How much will they give me?

How much will they give me?
Forum: Masonry 11-24-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,841
Posted By tkle
I find my good masons tend to make the bad ones...

I find my good masons tend to make the bad ones feel very unwelcome. A good tender will often chase them away as well.
Forum: Masonry 11-22-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 81,220
Posted By tkle
I'm with TSC.Throw in a little glue or get...

I'm with TSC.Throw in a little glue or get fortified thinset for a little added insurance.
I am very glad you noticed the rough side. Some of them idiots out there the crap they leave us to work...
Forum: Masonry 08-14-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By tkle
Using heads or a soldier course is about the only...

Using heads or a soldier course is about the only answer. Corbel some of the heads out to create a spiral or use different colored brick to do the same. Throw in a soldier course to break it up. Do...
Forum: Masonry 08-08-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139,620
Posted By tkle
Thinset is mortar designed for a thin bed. Maybe...

Thinset is mortar designed for a thin bed. Maybe 3/16's. It doesn't have any body to it and loses strength as it is built up. It will also tend to shrink. Any thicker and you need a sanded mortar. ...
Forum: Masonry 08-03-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,949
Posted By tkle
Seal the limestone.

Seal the limestone.
Forum: Landscaping 08-03-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
Cutting it into firewood size would involve...

Cutting it into firewood size would involve around 35 cuts to the trunk, maybe 100 total with the branches. If there are no special circumstances, about a half days work for a laborer. A full day if...
Forum: Landscaping 08-03-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
In competition, yes. As a homeowner assuming...

In competition, yes. As a homeowner assuming liability, no. Especially one who thought they were getting a favor from a friend.
Forum: Landscaping 08-02-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
Six hundred dollars to drop a 35' tree with no...

Six hundred dollars to drop a 35' tree with no overhead? Were you doing the moonwalk while doing it? What's your special talent that made it worth that much? It's only worth that if you have coverage...
Forum: Masonry 08-02-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,070
Posted By tkle
I wouldn't use any stone that curls. If it's...

I wouldn't use any stone that curls. If it's taking in that much moisture, you're going to have durability problems.
If it popped due to curling the hardened base, I'm guessing,would be deformed to...
Forum: Masonry 08-02-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By tkle
Already I can tell you have no idea about...

Already I can tell you have no idea about masonry. Everybody wants to be a mason! It's the coolness factor involved.:whistling
I'll use a smaller worn down masons trowel. One thing I'm using thinset...
Forum: Landscaping 08-01-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
Exactly. If you ever need a kidney taken out,...

Exactly. If you ever need a kidney taken out, just give me a call. I've skinned a few rabbits in my life. There can't be much difference.
Forum: Masonry 07-31-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,969
Posted By tkle
Why is your stone so cheap and concrete so...

Why is your stone so cheap and concrete so expensive? At the prices quoted, he would make $134 an hour. That on top of $400 already charged for labor, which I assume is for 1 more finisher and a...
Forum: Masonry 07-31-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,969
Posted By tkle
Dirt removal, pump? You're hitting around $5 a...

Dirt removal, pump? You're hitting around $5 a square. You might get $3.50 here.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-31-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,836
Posted By tkle
The gift that keeps on giving

:thumbup:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2563062/Bikini-dissolves-in-water.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News
Forum: Landscaping 07-30-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
As you said... It amounts to unfair...

As you said...
It amounts to unfair competition against responsible tradesmen. He's out of work, so are they. Play fair. If it is a good friend. Do it for beer money. Otherwise stay away.
Forum: Landscaping 07-29-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,682
Posted By tkle
If one is properly insured, what would the price...

If one is properly insured, what would the price be? It's not what I have to worry about, it's about how I'm going to compensate if something goes wrong.
Forum: Masonry 07-27-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By tkle
When sponging the joints, don't buy expensive...

When sponging the joints, don't buy expensive rubber gloves. They're too stiff to start with. The cheaper orange ones are better yet they are still too stiff and they make your hands stink as well....
Forum: Masonry 07-26-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By tkle
I'd say a firebrick cut to fit with a tight joint...

I'd say a firebrick cut to fit with a tight joint on the inside with block or brick (not firebrick) to match the exterior. If Steel isn't a problem, tooth out the area where the hole is so you don't...
Forum: Masonry 07-25-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,859
Posted By tkle
I'm thinking the slab and the walls were placed...

I'm thinking the slab and the walls were placed within a short time frame.The walls were backfilled while still green so they were light on the compaction. It was just a small bit of fill and the...
Forum: Masonry 07-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,859
Posted By tkle
Looks like the footing was placed and then...

Looks like the footing was placed and then backfilled and then the slab placed on top. It may be a compaction problem with the backfill. It may have been missed in inspection.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 07-25-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,118
Posted By tkle
So the next time I get drunk and slam my head...

So the next time I get drunk and slam my head down on the bar I'll have you to thank for the concussion.At least I'd have the opportunity to enjoy your work up close. The pictures (Leos) look good....
Forum: Masonry 07-24-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By tkle
Using lime might have certain freeze qualities...

Using lime might have certain freeze qualities that doesn't concern me in my hot, dry climate.
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