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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By fjn
Do they see storm clouds brewing ?

Is this the direction things are heading ?...
Forum: Masonry Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By fjn
I'm with NYCB.. . For example,...

I'm with NYCB..


. For example, 3/4-inch-wide mortar bed joints produce only half the flexural strength and compressive strength of 3/8-inch-wide mortar joints, according to Tables 5-6 and...
Forum: Masonry 06-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By fjn
The woman I've always searched for is like Ellen...

The woman I've always searched for is like Ellen from Pillars of the Earth. If one of you boys stumble upon her,send her my way,I'd be most appreciative. :eek::laughing:

Stuart, you would be...
Forum: Masonry 06-22-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By fjn
He was Hard and sharp as a flint....solitary as...

He was Hard and sharp as a flint....solitary as an oyster :eek::laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By fjn
I'm pre -planning a project as we speak,giving...

I'm pre -planning a project as we speak,giving much thought to mechanical s and how they will be routed. I have been liking open web truss the more I have used them.

The only aspect that gets a...
Forum: Architecture & Design 06-21-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By fjn
FHB magazine ran an article awhile back on the...

FHB magazine ran an article awhile back on the ten floor plan mistakes to avoid. Great article,only problem,you have to subscribe to archives to access.
Forum: Masonry 06-20-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By fjn
I like to cast a reverse key way .Ties the wall...

I like to cast a reverse key way .Ties the wall in + works as a good water stop. Also,like to leave footing top smooth enough to accept a nice clear snap like to set forms on.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By fjn
You can't believe a mason did that,'cause a mason...

You can't believe a mason did that,'cause a mason did not. Around here we call those guys boots. A spin on the old saying shoemaker.:eek:


That is unbelievable,never,ever,ever saw junk like...
Forum: Masonry 06-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By fjn
A while back Super Seal ran a thread where he did...

A while back Super Seal ran a thread where he did a fantastic job repairing cracks in his garage floor. He ground them out,drilled holes and installed bent re bar cramps. The repair was...
Forum: Framing 06-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 302
Posted By fjn
Looks like you have a good handle on the...

Looks like you have a good handle on the situation.:thumbsup: While you are at it,the mortar joints on that masonry slope could use a bit of attention. If you don't want to tackle it,get a mason to...
Forum: Architecture & Design 06-14-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By fjn
Probably,getting this concept to market quickly...

Probably,getting this concept to market quickly is in your best interest. The infatuation with "trimless" could just be like pink and gray plastic wall tile.......very short lived. Not to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,932
Posted By fjn
Extremely well done ! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Extremely well done ! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Framing 06-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 302
Posted By fjn
The chimney and firebox masonry should not be in...

The chimney and firebox masonry should not be in direct contact with combustible materials,i.e. sheeting,siding etc. There should be a 1" airspace. This is just one of many articles on that...
Forum: Framing 06-13-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 302
Posted By fjn
No flashing is the problem. This should point you...

No flashing is the problem. This should point you in the right direction.

https://www.contractortalk.com/f48/vertical-chimney-flashing-76066/
Forum: Masonry 06-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By fjn
Sorry, a L snuck in on that Iowa company it is...

Sorry, a L snuck in on that Iowa company it is Gavin not Galvin.

Here is their contact info.. https://www.historicalbricks.com/
Forum: Masonry 06-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By fjn
Colonial brick and Bricks inc. both in Chicago....

Colonial brick and Bricks inc. both in Chicago. The bricks are a buff color not red. Hold on to your hat though,you could buy new cheaper.:eek:


Also Galvin brick in Iowa,they have more of a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By fjn
You got it ! :thumbsup::laughing:

You got it ! :thumbsup::laughing:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-11-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By fjn
Looks like nobody told them about...

Looks like nobody told them about aspirins.........best form of birth control there is. :laughing::laughing:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,702
Posted By fjn
John,can't believe a nice,quiet,sedate,reserved...

John,can't believe a nice,quiet,sedate,reserved gentleman like you would pull a devilish stunt like that on your baby sister.:laughing:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,702
Posted By fjn
That's nothing,up until the '50,s and '60,s...

That's nothing,up until the '50,s and '60,s toothpaste tubes were made of a mixture of lead and tin.:eek:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-09-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By fjn
Here is a funny story,I've always been a music...

Here is a funny story,I've always been a music lover,can remember way back in the days who among my friends introduced our group to new rather less than mainstream musicians. Anyway,it was my old...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By fjn
One of my oldest friends (stood up to my wedding)...

One of my oldest friends (stood up to my wedding) lived in the Big Easy in the very early '70,s.......three doors down from Dr. John. He has so many stories of the "activity" that took place in that...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-08-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By fjn
He also was one of the main draws at the New...

He also was one of the main draws at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Which actually is somewhat of a misnomer,it contains a vast variety of music.

Ah ! The Big Easy,the only place I know of in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,729
Posted By fjn
Over ear,work better and more comfort !

Over ear,work better and more comfort !
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-07-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By fjn
A sad day for music lovers

Dr. John passes at 77


https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/entertainment/dr-john-death-trnd/index.html
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