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Forum: Masonry 08-16-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 723
Posted By NYCB
My plan for my 40's is a skidsteer with AC and...

My plan for my 40's is a skidsteer with AC and lots of leg room.

"You guys start doing layout, I'll start moving material over here.....until quitting time"
Forum: Masonry 08-15-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By NYCB
I have no doubt that he usually knows what he is...

I have no doubt that he usually knows what he is talking about, but he seems a bit like a "this is the only right way" kind of guy.

Like his stupid square stake video, taking no account of other...
Forum: Masonry 08-13-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By NYCB
Why not use a 20 meter boom pump for that job for...

Why not use a 20 meter boom pump for that job for the same money as the trailer pump?


I sometimes get the feeling this guy does things the hard way on purpose.
Forum: Masonry 08-02-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 723
Posted By NYCB
I avoid laying block like the plague, but when I...

I avoid laying block like the plague, but when I end up getting one it almost always calls for 10 or 12" block on a new foundation.

The only time I use 8" is on stuff like additions to match...
Forum: Masonry 08-01-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 723
Posted By NYCB
That makes more sense. I read foundation so...

That makes more sense.

I read foundation so I just assumed it wouldn't have brick below grade.

I didn't know walls like that were still a thing, every time I've seen real brick its been a...
Forum: Masonry 07-12-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,023
Posted By NYCB
Move somewhere that has an old university and get...

Move somewhere that has an old university and get in the mason shop there.


Those guys always get to do reno and repair work on the old buildings.
Forum: Masonry 06-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By NYCB
Fire up a demo saw, cut one side, flip it and cut...

Fire up a demo saw, cut one side, flip it and cut the other.

The same solution on a bigger brick saw would also do it.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-26-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By NYCB
That's how I feel. Clean stone requires much...

That's how I feel.

Clean stone requires much less compaction, but it never hurts to run a tamper over it a few times.
Forum: Masonry 06-25-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By NYCB
I would rather just cut the first row of brick...

I would rather just cut the first row of brick than make a one inch mortar bed.
Forum: Masonry 06-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By NYCB
Who the heck still marks stakes for layout? ...

Who the heck still marks stakes for layout?

Get a laser and keep it in the truck.

He seems to be working awful hard to come up with reasons not to use round stakes. It's just a stake, it holds...
Forum: Masonry 06-24-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By NYCB
The footers are where the young guys learn to run...

The footers are where the young guys learn to run a float....doesn't matter if it's ugly, it's getting buried.


When I'm doing bloc I usually don't even mag them, I just screed it a few times to...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-18-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By NYCB
In NY during rain season you better be pouring...

In NY during rain season you better be pouring your tubes the same day you dig them.


Drop a small pump in there, get most of it out, then fill them up with concrete.
Forum: Health & Safety 06-01-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By NYCB
This spring I spent some money and time to make a...

This spring I spent some money and time to make a wet cutting rig so no matter what site I'm on I always have the option of cutting with water. Even though I've always worn a mask I'm done with dry...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 05-25-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By NYCB
Don't think for a second the thought didn't cross...

Don't think for a second the thought didn't cross my mind.

Harbor Frieght has a memorial day sale going on. I think their 9hp engine is like $270.

I had a predator engine on my first trowel I...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By NYCB
I wanted to come back to this thread. I...

I wanted to come back to this thread.


I got a set of forks from Titan today.


For the money and the weight rating you aren't going to find anything else close. Locally for forks of about the...
Forum: Masonry 05-03-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By NYCB
Here we just wait until winter then salt it and...

Here we just wait until winter then salt it and run the plow over it a few times.
Forum: Masonry 05-03-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By NYCB
At that point you might as well just do a poured...

At that point you might as well just do a poured wall or ICF and get a better end product.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-30-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By NYCB
That's how it's typically done here too, then I...

That's how it's typically done here too, then I can do finish grading inside.

If it isn't though, extra stone needs to be brought in on the outside and tamped just the same as the base inside.
Forum: Business 04-11-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By NYCB
I couldn't survive without credit accounts, most...

I couldn't survive without credit accounts, most have net 30 terms which gives me plenty of time to get the job done and get the check in the bank. It was a pain right in the ass setting them up...
Forum: Business 04-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,736
Posted By NYCB
You are rapidly heading into sub contractor...

You are rapidly heading into sub contractor territory if you require the guys doing the work to show up with every tool they need.
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By NYCB
It's scary stuff, and this year I've decided to...

It's scary stuff, and this year I've decided to switch to exclusively wet cutting floors and slabs. I even have plans to make portable water with a shallow well pump and a tank for sites without...
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By NYCB
My go to for artificial aging to match is black...

My go to for artificial aging to match is black coffee.
Forum: Masonry 03-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By NYCB
So lets pretend you are doing a 50/50 mix of...

So lets pretend you are doing a 50/50 mix of lime/portland and you pre-batch it. That 1:1:6 would turn into 1:3 using the pre-batch.
Forum: Masonry 08-09-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By NYCB
Unfortunately that fix is probably going to suck....

Unfortunately that fix is probably going to suck.


I've fixed similar by spending a whole day with a chipping hammer knocking off anything loose. Then pressure wash it really well and patch the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-04-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,349
Posted By NYCB
I've been wearing their service pants for a...

I've been wearing their service pants for a couple years now.

I tried the holster pocket and padded pants and they are just far to hot for what I do, but their basic pants are great too.

I like...
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