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Forum: Masonry 08-21-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By jomama
I "cut my teeth" cutting and patching...

I "cut my teeth" cutting and patching windows/patio doors in for a local lumber yard that had their own install crews. In hindsight, it was terrible paying, hard work, but I learned a ton from doing...
Forum: Masonry 06-23-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By jomama
If you're looking for something that settles out...

If you're looking for something that settles out and lays in the joints/deeper depressions, this is ticket:

https://www.butterfieldcolor.com/product/perma-tique-antiquing-agent/


It has a...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 03-04-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By jomama
Did you notice a lot of bumps on the floor, like...

Did you notice a lot of bumps on the floor, like trapped air? That's the first thing I thought of, which is likely from too much air entrainment combined with hard trowelling. If it was machine...
Forum: Masonry 11-20-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By jomama
Cantilevered hearths have worked for decades w/o...

Cantilevered hearths have worked for decades w/o issue if done decently. Laying masonry over (presumably) OSB subfloor has a less stellar track record. Not sure this is the place you want to cut a...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 12-30-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By jomama
Pour earlier in the day, use faster setting...

Pour earlier in the day, use faster setting concrete, or wait longer to set the blankets. Having a few extra hands to set them is obviously better, as it limits dragging the blankets over the...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 12-28-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,567
Posted By jomama
You might well be my "dopple ganger", I use...

You might well be my "dopple ganger", I use everything you just mentioned as well. I didn't realize the hardboard siding wasn't made anymore, I might just have to pick up the balance of it at the...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 12-27-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,567
Posted By jomama
Actually, I did mention UHMW, in post #22. We've...

Actually, I did mention UHMW, in post #22. We've been using it for a while as well (although no where near 20 years) and I agree that it works well for very tight radius that our commercial forms...
Forum: Masonry 11-28-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,909
Posted By jomama
If you look close, there's angle irons over the...

If you look close, there's angle irons over the doors & windows, 4" returns at the jambs, and lots of full stone laying on the ground and even on the scaffolding.........:whistling
Forum: Masonry 11-28-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,909
Posted By jomama
I actually logged on to CT to start a thread...

I actually logged on to CT to start a thread about this, and ask the pro's advice over at the DIY site, I guess I don't need to now. :laughing:


As I said over there, I think it looks terrible....
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,296
Posted By jomama
Good link, and this is the most important...

Good link, and this is the most important take-away IMO:


"Foundation Walls retaining 4 ft or more of unbalanced load
MUST be laterally supported prior to backfilling! "

Like I stated...
Forum: Masonry 11-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,220
Posted By jomama
Fred, I don't do well at driving South, otherwise...

Fred, I don't do well at driving South, otherwise I might be tempted.........:thumbsup:
Forum: Masonry 11-13-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,220
Posted By jomama
Stu, I think that might just be the ticket,except...

Stu, I think that might just be the ticket,except for the fact that I don't think my stainless steel trowel is magnetic!



That might work, but I envision myself stabbing myself with my trowel...
Forum: Masonry 11-12-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,220
Posted By jomama
Fred, I used to drop it so much that I wouldn't...

Fred, I used to drop it so much that I wouldn't have been able to afford to work with your crew! :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,296
Posted By jomama
DO NOT allow them to simply push that wall back...

DO NOT allow them to simply push that wall back to save them money, it needs to be replaced, and YES, you can replace part of the foundation w/o water issues. There's a number of products that can...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 11-11-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,567
Posted By jomama
We ALWAYS carry strips of 1/4" and 1/8" Masonite...

We ALWAYS carry strips of 1/4" and 1/8" Masonite in the trailer, as well as 1/4" UHMW strips I ripped from my snow plow blade (some of these strips have probably seen 100+ pours and still work fine),...
Forum: Masonry 11-11-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By jomama
Nice work as always! :thumbup: I wish I...

Nice work as always! :thumbup:

I wish I could find someone of your caliber in my area, I constantly get calls for brick pointing/repair that I don't want to do, but don't feel confident in anyone...
Forum: Masonry 11-11-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,220
Posted By jomama
My favorite trowel (really the only trowel I use...

My favorite trowel (really the only trowel I use other than margins or pointing) is a 12" stainless steel Narrow London from Bon, with the blue comfort grip. Like fjn mentioned, it's relatively...
Forum: Masonry 05-21-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By jomama
You might be closer to Sparta than he is, that's...

You might be closer to Sparta than he is, that's a long way from Green Bay.........
Forum: Masonry 04-27-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By jomama
I've been following Trinic (and using some of...

I've been following Trinic (and using some of their stuff) for a few years now, remember their name. They have some pretty interesting stuff coming out for us contractors relatively...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 03-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By jomama
There's literally thousands of combinations of...

There's literally thousands of combinations of factors that could cause the spalling. Nearly impossible to troubleshoot in person, much less on the web..........
Forum: Vehicles 12-13-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,069
Posted By jomama
You may have this figured out by now, but in the...

You may have this figured out by now, but in the case that you didn't, here's a link to a great thread at another site detailing it. It's GM specific, but 99% still applies. For the record, the...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-27-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By jomama
I have a hydraulic concrete bucket for the skid...

I have a hydraulic concrete bucket for the skid loaders, as well as the power buggy. 9 times out of 10, we'll use the power buggy. If you're getting it stuck on grass, I can guarantee your subgrade...
Forum: Masonry 04-14-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,331
Posted By jomama
That's the same product I was going to suggest. ...

That's the same product I was going to suggest. Excellent product, even better service, and they can ship it direct to your shop within days..... :thumbsup:
Forum: Concrete & Paving 02-12-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,226
Posted By jomama
We never coated them with a paint, but many years...

We never coated them with a paint, but many years ago we tried a re-skinning option they offered that put ~1/8" plastic over it. They didn't last long. I think you'd have to clean the forms pretty...
Forum: Masonry 12-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,956
Posted By jomama
I've been there 3 or 4 times, but I think 2007...

I've been there 3 or 4 times, but I think 2007 was the last time. I actually had to labor for one of my employees in the "Bricklayer 500" when another employee got sick. It made me realize I was no...
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