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Forum: Masonry 10-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
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: 1,156
Posted By Tscarborough
You mean per hour, right?

You mean per hour, right?
Forum: Masonry 07-13-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
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 04-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
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: 593
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: 1,357
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 01-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
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: 774
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: 774
Posted By Tscarborough
Oklahoma sandstone, random chopped.

Oklahoma sandstone, random chopped.
Forum: Masonry 11-02-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
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: 580
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: 2,437
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: 1,023
Posted By Tscarborough
No.

No.
Forum: Masonry 04-02-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,260
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...
Forum: Masonry 03-06-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 75,341
Posted By Tscarborough
I slap with my big peel, when a pie tears, I just...

I slap with my big peel, when a pie tears, I just pull the coals over for a few seconds, rake 'em off, slap and go. Ash is sterile FYI.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-13-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Tscarborough
Jack Crevelle are not an edible fish. And they...

Jack Crevelle are not an edible fish. And they don't "fight" pre se, they plane away and drive on.
Forum: Masonry 01-24-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,174
Posted By Tscarborough
There is no easy way to do it. If I was going to...

There is no easy way to do it. If I was going to do it (I wouldn't), I would get a brick set, sharpen the tip to a hard chisel point, and chip off as much as I could. 2 weeks later, when I finished...
Forum: Masonry 12-17-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tscarborough
Black Beauty/Dakota Black/coal slag are also the...

Black Beauty/Dakota Black/coal slag are also the best material to sand in interlocking pavers. It is sharp and does not wash out like normal sand, plus, being black, it looks better with most colors...
Forum: Masonry 12-12-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tscarborough
If you use jet black it will "fade*", but using...

If you use jet black it will "fade*", but using super iron black or other oxide pigments will not fade much over a very long time.

*It doesn't technically fade, the particles are so small they...
Forum: Masonry 11-27-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tscarborough
Don't call your local brickyard, you can't match...

Don't call your local brickyard, you can't match brick on the phone or very well even with photos and they probably won't send a salesman to match a couple hundred (or thousand) brick. Take some to...
Forum: Masonry 11-04-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By Tscarborough
Block and wall are supposed to be covered.

Block and wall are supposed to be covered.
Forum: Masonry 11-02-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,789
Posted By Tscarborough
In the generic, "brick" is fine, both for type...

In the generic, "brick" is fine, both for type and quantity. For specifics, "bricks" is correct.


"Send me 13,500 Old Chicago bricks"
"I need samples of these three bricks"

"Send me a...
Forum: Masonry 10-25-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,772
Posted By Tscarborough
It is an old post. This is what I tell the...

It is an old post.

This is what I tell the people that want to build a firepit in their yard:

Do you want to burn ****(like leaves and limb-fall) or do you want a yard decoration?

If you...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-18-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,712
Posted By Tscarborough
That house behind it is 2800 SqFt on an acre in...

That house behind it is 2800 SqFt on an acre in Austin and I only paid $149,000, so $50,000 for a truck is just wrong. Integrated phone bluetooth and Sat radio is nice, I will admit, and the new one...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-18-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,712
Posted By Tscarborough
My 2002 single cab Ford F-150 is worth nothing. ...

My 2002 single cab Ford F-150 is worth nothing. It is perfect in every aspect, all parts replaced as needed or before. I tried selling it for 2500 bucks, no takers. I am giving it to my nephew...
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