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Forum: Masonry 12-26-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,241
Posted By kc4mqm
I'd cap it off with a nice thick crab orchard. As...

I'd cap it off with a nice thick crab orchard. As far as your work goes, not bad for a first attempt. The 2x's will help a lot. Who said this looked easy anyway?
Forum: Masonry 12-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,167
Posted By kc4mqm
A little stone, a little mortar and a lot of...

A little stone, a little mortar and a lot of skill and you could make that look good. All fireplaces look like crap on the inside, Just as long as it's functional.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By kc4mqm
Well said! I can agree with that. You know, if...

Well said! I can agree with that.
You know, if people would stop being scared and spend a little money, then the whole economy will pick up. That always happens around election time. People don't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,684
Posted By kc4mqm
I just plain out hate HD. They never help me load...

I just plain out hate HD. They never help me load my supplies or help out with anything, I guess that includes a thumb in the door too. Man I hate that place! Maybe if you sued them it might make...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,349
Posted By kc4mqm
Been there when that happened. I'm in Ga, let me...

Been there when that happened. I'm in Ga, let me tell you, there's not a slicker mud than wet clay, and Ga is full of red clay. 4x4 are a must on new construction around here.

I guess it just...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By kc4mqm
I only question 2 things you said here. I remeber...

I only question 2 things you said here. I remeber the late 80's as being as bad as it is now. We had a terriable drought that time as well, especially in 88. Work was so slow then, we were on...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-18-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,583
Posted By kc4mqm
Did you leave your string line and level at home...

Did you leave your string line and level at home that day?? lol:laughing:

Just kidding, looks great.
Forum: Masonry 12-18-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By kc4mqm
Usually that's our busiest time. Everyone wants...

Usually that's our busiest time. Everyone wants the house looking good for the holidays. Merry Christmas by the way.
Spring and Nov-Jan we are always booked solid, this year nothing, I got one job...
Forum: Masonry 12-18-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,404
Posted By kc4mqm
I ain't ever laid soap stone before. $6.50 a...

I ain't ever laid soap stone before. $6.50 a brick though, Dang that's high. Sorry I can't help, good luck with it. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Masonry 12-18-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,110
Posted By kc4mqm
That is the old school stuff, but it's also about...

That is the old school stuff, but it's also about the best kind to use in my opinion. Me personaly, I don't like anything fake. It's basicly just mortar and lime. I add a little acrylic to give it...
Forum: Masonry 12-15-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By kc4mqm
Is work slowing down for everyone?

I have been really cranking out the jobs for a long time now and then all of the sudden BAM. It just stopped. I finished up one large job and then I took off about two weeks, not by choice. I started...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-15-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By kc4mqm
Just one question, What do you do with the gap in...

Just one question, What do you do with the gap in between the stone and the window? I had this happen to me a while back and I just grouted it. I wasn't too happy with the overall look of it then. I...
Forum: Masonry 12-15-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,110
Posted By kc4mqm
Well, evidently prices differ from state to...

Well, evidently prices differ from state to state. I charge $6 a sq ft for hardcoat stucco and $5 for synthetic. I like the hardcoat better as far as durability goes but they both have their...
Forum: Masonry 12-15-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,787
Posted By kc4mqm
Me and 3 masons, my labor went out of state to...

Me and 3 masons, my labor went out of state to help his uncle and I haven't really needed to replace him due to the work slowing the way it did.
Forum: Masonry 12-15-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,493
Posted By kc4mqm
Just finished one yesterday as a matter of fact....

Just finished one yesterday as a matter of fact. I got a big sreen (the old kind that takes up your whole room) I would love to dump it and get a plasma or lcd over the fireplace. That would make my...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-15-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By kc4mqm
That's really nice, I like that! Great work. Is...

That's really nice, I like that! Great work. Is that crab orchard rubble in the arch?
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-15-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By kc4mqm
Looks great! I love the Tenn fieldstone. It's...

Looks great! I love the Tenn fieldstone. It's great to work with, crab orchard too. Good job.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-15-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
I try not to be defensive but I do stand up when...

I try not to be defensive but I do stand up when I'm correct.

No Tommy C, Idon't mind at all. This whole project was $18,409. This wasn't including the price of the grill or fridge though. The...
Forum: Masonry 12-12-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,407
Posted By kc4mqm
Quickbooks is great once you've set it up...

Quickbooks is great once you've set it up correctly. They say it's user friendly but I recomend having someone set it up as well. Once you get things in their proper places it does the work for you,...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-12-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Sure, I got lots a pics. I'll post some more...

Sure, I got lots a pics.
I'll post some more later. Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-12-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Since you don't know about fireplaces I hope this...

Since you don't know about fireplaces I hope this explains it for you. For a smoke shelf to work correctly the smoke must roll out of the box. Usually a rolling effect doesn't happen until after a...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-10-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Put another way, what is the advantage of a...

Put another way, what is the advantage of a portland mortar and thick joint inside a firebox?

Welllll, the main thing is...... It's not a thick joint, it's standard size. Portland out does...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-10-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Mostly pink, the yellow is the rubble. Nope,...

Mostly pink, the yellow is the rubble.
Nope, no splitter needed, just the back side of a good brick hammer.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-10-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Portland, Mortar and sand. We actually had a...

Portland, Mortar and sand. We actually had a fireplace that the owners burned such a hot fire that the firedawgs melted. Replaced them with some new ones and burned them up as well. 3 fire dogs...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 12-10-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By kc4mqm
Tell that to the fireplaces we built back in the...

Tell that to the fireplaces we built back in the early 50's that are still in perfect condition. Book smart never compares to field tested and proven. I didn't just decide to become a mason, I'm...
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