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Forum: Masonry 10-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Tscarborough
From the flue, unless it is a triple wall metal...

From the flue, unless it is a triple wall metal flue, code is generally 1" airspace 4" masonry wrap, from the slab to the cap.
Forum: Masonry 10-08-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Tscarborough
You mean per hour, right?

You mean per hour, right?
Forum: Masonry 07-13-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Tscarborough
1/2" to 3/4" Using faces cut to half thickness...

1/2" to 3/4" Using faces cut to half thickness is not the standard. Cut the faces to 1" or so. You need 7 of them (modular size) to weigh less than 14 pounds.
Forum: Masonry 07-13-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Tscarborough
It looks large enough, and in good enough shape,...

It looks large enough, and in good enough shape, that you need to get the existing mortar analyzed to find out what it is. Then you can develop a plan to ensure the structural integrity of the...
Forum: Masonry 07-13-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,401
Posted By Tscarborough
Move to Austin, every other swinging dick is.

Move to Austin, every other swinging dick is.
Forum: Masonry 05-15-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Tscarborough
What is on the other side of the wall?

What is on the other side of the wall?
Forum: Masonry 05-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Tscarborough
Bonding agent will reduce the permeability, and...

Bonding agent will reduce the permeability, and you do not want to use a cementious mortar anyway, it will, literally, destroy the wall.
Forum: Masonry 05-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Tscarborough
1850 means lime mortar. Be very careful you...

1850 means lime mortar. Be very careful you don't destroy the foundation walls. whatever you use it needs to be able to breathe and not hold moisture, and it doesn't take much to do damage. I...
Forum: Masonry 05-04-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Tscarborough
RSBB AKA Knockout Bond Beams. ...

RSBB AKA Knockout Bond Beams.

https://elstonmaterials.com/product/knockout-bond-beam-flow-through-2/

They cost a little more, but for a solid grouted wall, the way to go.
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tscarborough
Specifically on this house, the no eaves are...

Specifically on this house, the no eaves are problematical, there is certainly water penetration, and you can't do anything until the moisture is out of the wall. The efflorescence is a sure sign of...
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tscarborough
Haydite is a brand, the material is expanded clay...

Haydite is a brand, the material is expanded clay or shale. Lightweight CMU uses crushed expanded clay/shale as an aggregate.

If built properly, the best system is: CMU/liquid applied...
Forum: Masonry 04-02-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tscarborough
That will be concrete sand, not masonry. Get the...

That will be concrete sand, not masonry. Get the color match half ass and when it is done and set, rub dirt on it. Seriously, that is the best way to match it up.
Forum: Masonry 02-25-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Tscarborough
Definite external issue. Water, water,...

Definite external issue. Water, water, everywhere. Fix that, fix the problem.
Forum: Masonry 01-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Tscarborough
Buy a saw. For adhered stone it has to be less...

Buy a saw. For adhered stone it has to be less than 14# per square foot (1/2"-1-1/2" thick) , otherwise you need about 90% of the stone on the ledge, and it will probably still look goofy.
Forum: Masonry 12-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Tscarborough
Espinoza stone has yards up and down 35, but you...

Espinoza stone has yards up and down 35, but you should be able to find that stone anywhere in Texas. It can be laid to look good, but 90% of it is laid on production homes, so, yeah, unskilled...
Forum: Masonry 12-05-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Tscarborough
Oklahoma sandstone, random chopped.

Oklahoma sandstone, random chopped.
Forum: Masonry 11-02-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tscarborough
Hardi backer is faster, easier, and cheaper.

Hardi backer is faster, easier, and cheaper.
Forum: Masonry 10-25-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Tscarborough
Not an adhered application, going to have to tie...

Not an adhered application, going to have to tie it somehow.
Forum: Masonry 10-02-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By Tscarborough
Even easier is to make a poultice of TSP and...

Even easier is to make a poultice of TSP and bleach, apply and cover with plastic and let it sit for a day or too. All gone, and it takes much less water to do.
Forum: Masonry 09-14-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tscarborough
No.

No.
Forum: Masonry 08-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By Tscarborough
Basket weave on the first, nothing on the second.

Basket weave on the first, nothing on the second.
Forum: Masonry 07-03-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,580
Posted By Tscarborough
Generally added at the plant and replaces mix...

Generally added at the plant and replaces mix water. Do other things.
Forum: Masonry 05-08-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tscarborough
Ain't nobody seeing 2-3" in ninety feet, not...

Ain't nobody seeing 2-3" in ninety feet, not your problem anyway. Document it and stick the stone.
Forum: Masonry 05-08-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,935
Posted By Tscarborough
Block ain't rocket surgery.

Block ain't rocket surgery.
Forum: Masonry 04-02-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,186
Posted By Tscarborough
I was not being sarcastic. The stones obviously...

I was not being sarcastic. The stones obviously do not contain large or scaled aggregate, they are composed of finely layered limestone. To place concrete that would resemble that is pretty much...
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