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Forum: Masonry 01-23-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By denver 2
Bytor, We build our throats with block...

Bytor,


We build our throats with block first and add our firebox later by taking the block up approx. 16 inches higher than the firebox and then crossing the opening with a masonry lintel stood...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,717
Posted By denver 2
Tscarborough, I'm not familair with fiber...

Tscarborough,

I'm not familair with fiber reinforced cement. Is this a readily available product and who sells it. Thanks.


Denver
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,717
Posted By denver 2
Bytor, Beautiful work as always, and a nice...

Bytor,

Beautiful work as always, and a nice design that I might just use latter this fall. Instead of a steel harness do you think a couple 8" masonry buttresses on the arch sides would be...
Forum: Masonry 02-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 31,635
Posted By denver 2
Interesting question you have proposed. I have...

Interesting question you have proposed. I have noticed that many outdoor fireplace kits sold these day like from FireRock for instance do not come with a leaned back firebox. From what I have read...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,813
Posted By denver 2
Hat's Off. Your work is truly a work of Art. Post...

Hat's Off. Your work is truly a work of Art. Post more pictures if you get the chance.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By denver 2
Buckeyes are always welcome. A little nippy today...

Buckeyes are always welcome. A little nippy today in SW Ohio is it not?
Forum: Contractor Swap 02-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By denver 2
It splits stone from 2" to 10" in height. I used...

It splits stone from 2" to 10" in height. I used the splitter mostly for cutting Ohio field stone which is very hard and it does a good job. The machine is designed for a stone crew out on the job...
Forum: Contractor Swap 02-10-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By denver 2
Stone Splitter

Stone Splitter, 40 ton hydraulic, twin cutting blades, powered by Honda motor. Unit is trailerable. EC. Extra set of cutting blades never used. To see a new splitter in action visit...
Forum: Masonry 02-10-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Diamond D, On occassion we have used a...

Diamond D,

On occassion we have used a membrane over a control joint because the builder has ask us to, but if Tscarburough defintion of a control joint is correct, then I'm not sure it is really...
Forum: Masonry 02-10-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Thanks for the good definitions of control joints...

Thanks for the good definitions of control joints and expansion joints. I never knew that control joints are merely temporary and later dead. Good to know. This forum is a great place to hash out the...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-10-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,724
Posted By denver 2
Maybe I should start a new division in my company...

Maybe I should start a new division in my company and call it "Snow Bird Masonry". Wishful thinking I know.
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
No. What I'm saying is that according to tile...

No. What I'm saying is that according to tile guidelines expansion joints are required every 100 square feet both directions, so ten by ten areas. The substrate or pour beneath does not determine...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-09-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,724
Posted By denver 2
Life a Beach!

I was down Tampa last week on business (ha ha) selecting traverntine pavers for a large job and stayed on nearby Clearwater Beach. While walking along the beach I came accross this home being built...
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Diamond D, You are thinking in terms of a...

Diamond D,

You are thinking in terms of a remodel job or after the fact installation of stone on finished concrete. Most our work is new construction as the pool is being built. Pool contractors...
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Ah, there's the rub. Thanks for your help.

Ah, there's the rub. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
That's not the case with exterior tile when over...

That's not the case with exterior tile when over a concrete base. The standard for tile is basically expansion joints every 100 square feet despite the base. Why is then okay for stone?
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Diamond D, I'm not sure what you are asking...

Diamond D,

I'm not sure what you are asking exactly. Define what you mean by "height issues". Thanks
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Tscarborough, What I'm trying to find...

Tscarborough,

What I'm trying to find out is this, is there an industry standard for stone flat-work (ie. irregular & pattern bluestone, travertine, limestone, etc.) when it comes to...
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Tscarborough, Good point. Unfortunately from...

Tscarborough,
Good point. Unfortunately from my reseach thus far everyone keeps refering to the tile and stone standard guide EJ-171, which basically says a 1/2 inch wide expansion joints are...
Forum: Masonry 02-09-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Thanks Superseal, Most of the projects I...

Thanks Superseal,

Most of the projects I work on are large bluestone, travertine and limestone terraces and pool decks installed in type s mortar over existing pours. Recently we did a large pool...
Forum: Masonry 02-08-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,424
Posted By denver 2
Control Joints?

For those of you who specialize in masonry flat-work such as patios, pool decks and the like I have a question. How does one determine if control joints are needed? I know concrete slabs seem to have...
Forum: Masonry 01-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By denver 2
Stonecutter, Thanks for your ideas....

Stonecutter,

Thanks for your ideas. Beautiful work by the way.
Forum: Masonry 01-27-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By denver 2
Stonecutter, On the first picture you showed...

Stonecutter,
On the first picture you showed with the pool, how did you achieve drainage for the dry set over the pour. Was there a burried french drain or something?
Forum: Masonry 01-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By denver 2
Stonecutter, Thanks for your input. On...

Stonecutter,

Thanks for your input. On the jobs we have done thus far that have been wet set we have always grouted for fear of water freezing in the open joints, but that has limited us to...
Forum: Masonry 01-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By denver 2
Travertine ?

Has anyone tried installing travetine pavers in thinset with ungrouted joints over a slab outside in a freeze- thaw climate? If so did you encounter any problems with pavers popping or spawling? The...
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