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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-17-2018, 10:15 AM
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Posted By dbrons
Thanks for this thread Bytor. It's humbling, to...

Thanks for this thread Bytor. It's humbling, to be honest, seeing the attention to detail you bring to your work.

I've got high end clients too but I don't think I could get paid enough to go to...
Forum: Masonry 12-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,275
Posted By dbrons
yes those look good Stuart. The ones we have...

yes those look good Stuart. The ones we have here are homemade by some guys using a clamp from Home depot.

A guy who makes them told me that to make the thing that secures the line they place a...
Forum: Masonry 12-07-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,275
Posted By dbrons
Yes, they work great. You can use where other...

Yes, they work great. You can use where other line tools won't work like a split face block. You can even use as a twig.
Forum: Masonry 12-07-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,275
Posted By dbrons
Do you guys use these?

I never saw them till I moved to the west coast.
Dave
Forum: Masonry 11-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,671
Posted By dbrons
I don't know, I always figure if there's more...

I don't know, I always figure if there's more than one it's plural, so bricks. like I have ten bricks on the back of my truck. if brick sounds better to you I would guess it's because you're just...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-03-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By dbrons
love the running bond firebox.Traditional, and...

love the running bond firebox.Traditional, and goes with the stonework.
Dave
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 10-19-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,648
Posted By dbrons
Well sure, to each their own, I'm sure the...

Well sure, to each their own, I'm sure the clients will love it and now that I see the upper part I will say they have meticulous attention to detail. It's just too meticulous for me :)

Dave
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 10-19-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,648
Posted By dbrons
Ok, I guess I'll be the one to say that it looks...

Ok, I guess I'll be the one to say that it looks like a way of doing pre-fab firebox panels on a job site. I don't really get the point. I would just buy prefab if that's what I wanted.

I like...
Forum: Masonry 10-03-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,125
Posted By dbrons
out here we just use open end half blocks 8x8x8. ...

out here we just use open end half blocks 8x8x8. If you don't have them you could open up one end of regular half blocks wth a saw and lay them on a 2x8 header with the solid end down. Usually...
Forum: Masonry 02-26-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,758
Posted By dbrons
Thanks Superseal :) I've been busy getting in...

Thanks Superseal :) I've been busy getting in the tail end of this career, getting ready to retire. Have some pictures I will post though.

Interesting the go around with the inspector. I think...
Forum: Masonry 02-25-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,758
Posted By dbrons
Nice job! This type step with rowlock is the...

Nice job! This type step with rowlock is the style I learned over 40 years ago. I posted some pictures of one here a year or two ago.

I will say I learned a quite different process though :) ...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-19-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbrons
It's poured (ready-mix) concrete. We have...

It's poured (ready-mix) concrete. We have started using a countertop mix that includes a little superplasticiser, and some ingredient that prevents surface cracks. We've used it twice now and it...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-17-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbrons
I don't in part because this one was a...

I don't in part because this one was a modification to an existing BBQ. If you scroll down a bit you will see another thread I posted from a while back that has a few pictiures of how I build them. ...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-16-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbrons
I don't know much about the Egg, the homeowner...

I don't know much about the Egg, the homeowner was just talking about how he'd like one then asked if we could squeeze one in the BBQ. Looks real nice quality though. This is the larges size.
He's...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-15-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbrons
Got some more woirk, but BBQ is done :)

Got some more woirk, but BBQ is done :)
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-15-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbrons
BBQ - with egg

They wanted this job done in time for Thanksgiving :)
Forum: Masonry 11-06-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By dbrons
Well yes, on every school I ever worked we cut in...

Well yes, on every school I ever worked we cut in for the boxes. But the electrican had to be there to install the box and to attach extentions to the conduit as the wall went higher.

This was...
Forum: Masonry 10-05-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By dbrons
Sorry, late to the conversation..... Ask around...

Sorry, late to the conversation..... Ask around if anyone you know took a study course. I passed the California Masonry licence test and didn't attend a school. But I did have the material from...
Forum: Masonry 06-23-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By dbrons
One thing I do in that situation is to make 50/50...

One thing I do in that situation is to make 50/50 - half stone veneer mortar and half type S mixed. I don't advertise that, :) but I find it still makes a good bond but it sets quicker so you don't...
Forum: Masonry 06-23-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By dbrons
a little late to the discussion - been busy. But...

a little late to the discussion - been busy. But I do want to put up some, maybe different opinions. :)

Now i almost always use these outdoors over block but I use stone veneer mortar rather than...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-29-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By dbrons
Here's the finished BBQ, the fountain and fire...

Here's the finished BBQ, the fountain and fire pit.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-29-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By dbrons
Here's the fountain. First we built the block...

Here's the fountain. First we built the block shape using a template. Then added a border that went up and around.

We built the lower part of 6' blocks and waterproofed with several coats of a...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-29-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By dbrons
BBQ, fountain, fire feature, etc.

we did a lot of work at this place this past year. They put in a pool and I built walls with precast caps, BBQ, fire pit, and fancy water feature.


Our guys did a real nice job on pavers...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-29-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By dbrons
Very nice job you have the artists touch. Dave

Very nice job you have the artists touch.
Dave
Forum: Masonry 05-15-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By dbrons
Nice save. Yeah, you love concrete, but that's...

Nice save. Yeah, you love concrete, but that's why some of us gravitated away from it. I had a few times on my knees trying to trowel concrete that was getting hard and I was glad to move over to...
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