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Forum: Masonry 06-27-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By dom-mas
I read this and that about lime off and on fairly...

I read this and that about lime off and on fairly often. Type S lime, Type SA, High calcium lime, hot lime, hydraulic limes, pozzolans, brick dust OPC etc etc etc. Best thing is a high calcium lime...
Forum: Masonry 06-03-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,488
Posted By dom-mas
Ah yes, the stucco is what caused the damage. ...

Ah yes, the stucco is what caused the damage.

Match the old style of construction with the new brick...hopefully the size is close enough to not cause any major problems

In the past bricks were...
Forum: Masonry 06-02-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,488
Posted By dom-mas
The brick is up and down a little and changes...

The brick is up and down a little and changes bond a bit because old fired brick differed slightly in size due to where they were in the kiln. Most of the difference is between interior?salmon brick...
Forum: Masonry 05-12-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,111
Posted By dom-mas
Looking good SS

Looking good SS
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-05-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,190
Posted By dom-mas
Cripes, the house doesn;t look that big. Still...

Cripes, the house doesn;t look that big. Still just you and 2 other guys laying? How long will that take you? At least there are lots of big walls and not many windows or corners. That one long...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-05-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By dom-mas
not my style but the install looks good as always

not my style but the install looks good as always
Forum: Masonry 05-05-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,485
Posted By dom-mas
If the homeowner thinks it's a beaut then who am...

If the homeowner thinks it's a beaut then who am I to argue? If you used a grinder to score the joints first they should chip out a lot easier and will break towards the cut
Forum: Masonry 04-26-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,681
Posted By dom-mas
Maybe this will work ...

Maybe this will work
http://www.askthebuilder.com/whitewashing-brick/
Forum: Masonry 04-24-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
Posted By dom-mas
I got bat sh!t fever one time from repointing an...

I got bat sh!t fever one time from repointing an old farmhouse. As i was cutting out the joints near the eaves guano was just about raining down on me. Stupid kid I was I never thought twice about...
Forum: Masonry 04-24-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,871
Posted By dom-mas
I always mention bubbling tomato sauce and the...

I always mention bubbling tomato sauce and the light dawns on them
Forum: Masonry 04-23-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By dom-mas
Beauty place. The masonry is very nice, both the...

Beauty place. The masonry is very nice, both the stone and brick

That would be a Genie rental for me..I wouldn;t bother scaffolding it...edit if you could get it close enough to the backyard...a...
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
Thanks Phil...I've seen a few fairly decent...

Thanks Phil...I've seen a few fairly decent patches but it took a lot of trial and error. Yeah i've never seen it anywhere else.


SS. When i said I thought everything else was parging it was...
Forum: Masonry 04-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
When i was a kid I tarred a foundation with a...

When i was a kid I tarred a foundation with a roller. The guy building the house gave me one of those disposible jumpsuits to wear and when i took it off i still had tar all over my arms and on my...
Forum: Masonry 04-15-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
Well that looks better So tomorrow you'll...

Well that looks better

So tomorrow you'll get out the bucket of tar and pour it all over the flashing...or will you wait til monday?
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-14-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,899
Posted By dom-mas
What about multiple layers of lime/sand, that way...

What about multiple layers of lime/sand, that way hopefully it won;t crack in the same spot in 2 different layers.

I've seen lots of chimneys all parged up with lime mortar that's 130 years old...
Forum: Masonry 04-11-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
Hey SS. Because of that block thread I was...

Hey SS. Because of that block thread I was looking in my code book for rebar charts and took a look at the chimney section since I had it out. Can;t believe i've been reading the code wrong all...
Forum: Masonry 04-11-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By dom-mas
If the base coat etc..is in good shape I don't...

If the base coat etc..is in good shape I don't understand the reason for any of that. Even if it isn;t in good shape I would just lath it, scratch it and go. WRB and rain screen against...
Forum: Masonry 04-11-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,703
Posted By dom-mas
Steel requirements for block walls are dependent...

Steel requirements for block walls are dependent on height, whether they are laterally supported and seismic zone. There is not 1 structural wall design
Forum: Masonry 04-10-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
No...I've got a good memory...it's just short

No...I've got a good memory...it's just short
Forum: Masonry 04-09-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
Ok. Our code here is 2'/10' but if the ridge is...

Ok. Our code here is 2'/10' but if the ridge is within 10' it has to be 2'11" above the ridge.
Forum: Masonry 04-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By dom-mas
Not the kiln opening, the chimney top opening. ...

Not the kiln opening, the chimney top opening. Make the opening at the top of the chimney bigger so that as wind passes across it can suck more smoke out. The wind passing across the top of the...
Forum: Masonry 04-07-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By dom-mas
What if you corbeled out up top to give more of...

What if you corbeled out up top to give more of an opening for the wind to suck the smoke out. Venturii needs to tighten then open to force draw no?
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
At least they got the plumbing stack under a...

At least they got the plumbing stack under a shingle. still gooped a pile of tar on it...but at least gravity is working with them on that one
Forum: Masonry 04-05-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,367
Posted By dom-mas
As an aside. I did a chimney mid winter this...

As an aside. I did a chimney mid winter this year. Had to tarp it so left a small hole in the tarps and stuck the vent out through it. Came back in the morning to a tarp that was sagging about 6"...
Forum: Masonry 03-28-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,984
Posted By dom-mas
Nice!! Take some pics How long do you...

Nice!! Take some pics

How long do you figure per chimney
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