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Forum: Masonry 05-03-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By stuart45
The existing cavity will probably have a lean...

The existing cavity will probably have a lean concrete infill 6-9 inches below DPC, so no need to cut out below the infill. Some builders only cut out to DPC level.
Good idea clean out the old...
Forum: Masonry 05-03-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By stuart45
The DPC has to lap from the new into the existing...

The DPC has to lap from the new into the existing by at least 4 inches. You need to cut out the bed joint or remove a brick to do this.
The wall starters have to begin just above the DPC as they...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By stuart45
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mary+rose&vie...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mary+rose&view=detail&mid=15F1F36959AF4FFE90B915F1F36959AF4FFE90B9&FORM=VIRE

I remember watching on TV, when they got it to the top part of the frame collapsed...
Forum: Masonry 02-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By stuart45
You would think there would be, unless it's been...

You would think there would be, unless it's been patched up.
There's a similar pub with walls like that.
http://www.thecrooked-house.co.uk/
Forum: Masonry 02-11-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By stuart45
Yes, one thousand pounds is a Grand. Many US...

Yes, one thousand pounds is a Grand. Many US expressions are used in the UK, probably because of the amount of US films and TV here.
I think at the moment one pound = 1.30 Dollars.
You don't get...
Forum: Masonry 02-10-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By stuart45
Nice cottage for 100 grand.

https://www.metro.news/grade-ii-listing-yours-for-100000-leaning-cottage-of-ironbridge-goes-under-the-hammer/1889083/
Might need a bit of work.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,297
Views: 85,821
Posted By stuart45
482271 Had to stick a porch up a bit quick for...

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Had to stick a porch up a bit quick for my daughter as her baby came early and she needs the extra space for the pushchair etc. Still have to slate the roof and render/Tyrolean the external...
Forum: Masonry 12-03-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By stuart45
New method of propping wall.

Saw these in a trade mag today. Advantage over needles seems to be you don't need to go right through the internal masonry. This means no moving of baths,rads, fitted wardrobes and damage to floors...
Forum: Masonry 11-06-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By stuart45
I'd probably get whacked for being sarcastic. ...

I'd probably get whacked for being sarcastic.
Plus I'm used to her coming out with some interesting quotes.
The first time I brought a second hand computer home, she wouldn't have it in the house...
Forum: Masonry 11-02-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By stuart45
Shame that many people, including those not in...

Shame that many people, including those not in the building trade, judge a bricklayer totally on the number of bricks he can lay in a day.
If you tell people you are a bricklayer, someone will...
Forum: Masonry 10-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By stuart45
My wife asked me why a fireman didn't just put...

My wife asked me why a fireman didn't just put him over his shoulder in a fireman's lift and carry him down.
Forum: Masonry 10-28-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By stuart45
Man found at top of chimney.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/no-signs-of-life-in-man-dangling-from-tower-in-cumbria-police-say/ar-AAJsn8K?ocid=spartandhp
Saw this on the news today.
Need superseal to work out how he got...
Forum: Masonry 10-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By stuart45
https://www.diynot.com/diy/media/untitled.64102/ ...

https://www.diynot.com/diy/media/untitled.64102/
Wall tie failure and replacement is big business here. As cavity walls date from around 1850 in some coastal areas, but around 1920 on in many other...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By stuart45
My next door neighbour burns anything in his...

My next door neighbour burns anything in his woodburner, but has his flue swept twice a year to compensate. Says with the price of wood it works out cheaper. I don't have a woodburner, as the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By stuart45
Normally vermiculite over here.

Normally vermiculite over here.
Forum: Masonry 08-01-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By stuart45
https://www.contractortalk.com/attachments/f90/451...

https://www.contractortalk.com/attachments/f90/45169d1301253503-deep-footings-phpxt2dempm.jpg
Bricks used to be used in foundations all the time here, although it's normally blocks now.
They still...
Forum: Masonry 08-01-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By stuart45
https://www.diynot.com/diy/media/dsc00031.103103/...

https://www.diynot.com/diy/media/dsc00031.103103/
Took the bulge out of the wall today. Timber lintel was rotten, but luckily the lady had a piece of treated timber that she wanted to use.
Once you...
Forum: Masonry 08-01-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By stuart45
https://www.masonry.org.uk/downloads/collar-jointe...

https://www.masonry.org.uk/downloads/collar-jointed-walls-an-assessment-of-their-performance-and-buildability/
Unfortunately BRE charge you 12 to read their full report. They charge for everything...
Forum: Masonry 07-26-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By stuart45
You also need someone who has never used a...

You also need someone who has never used a pointing trowel before to match that style.
My 5 year old grandson would have been OK last year, but he's got better at it now.
Forum: Masonry 07-26-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By stuart45
The 30's was a time when OPC was being more...

The 30's was a time when OPC was being more commonly added to lime mortar before it eventually took over from lime. It's possible the original was something like a 1/2/9 OPC/lime/sand mix.
Put some...
Forum: Masonry 07-20-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By stuart45
Property looks good value to me for what you get...

Property looks good value to me for what you get there Mike. My daughter has just paid 175 grand for an old 2 up 2 down row house. I will have to repoint the back as well, as it's soft stone wrecked...
Forum: Masonry 07-15-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By stuart45
In total around 15 hours. She had an estimate for...

In total around 15 hours. She had an estimate for sandblasting, and they reckoned a whole day, for about 800, but they said it wouldn't take off some sand/cement parging in the corner at the gutter...
Forum: Masonry 07-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,694
Posted By stuart45
Got 2 sides of the barn done. 477715

Got 2 sides of the barn done.
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Forum: Masonry 07-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By stuart45
The needle gun worked well, and the wall is...

The needle gun worked well, and the wall is almost ready for a repoint now when I get the time, as I'm doing a barn up the road as well as the Chapel wanting a Buttress wall in stone with brick...
Forum: Masonry 07-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By stuart45
Got plenty of work here for you. This chert wall...

Got plenty of work here for you. This chert wall needs straightening out so the gutter does not need a bend. The lady of the house asked me if I could shave a bit off it.
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