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Forum: Masonry 06-11-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By bytor
How thick is the existing concrete? Perhaps...

How thick is the existing concrete?
Perhaps grinding/polishing is an option...?
Forum: Masonry 01-19-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By bytor
Any angle irons in there which lack room for...

Any angle irons in there which lack room for expansion? It's amazing how much lateral pressure expanding metal can exert... Dampers included.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,852
Posted By bytor
A few nice photos of this project which appeared...

A few nice photos of this project which appeared in a magazine article;
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
What you're seeing is the protective covering...

What you're seeing is the protective covering while the carpentry is finished up. There's a wide plank Oak flooring under there somewhere...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-12-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
A couple of follow up photos of the completed...

A couple of follow up photos of the completed Kitchen fireplace...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-28-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By bytor
Perhaps it's a sign that we should all be taking...

Perhaps it's a sign that we should all be taking the week off as well...
Forum: Masonry 10-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By bytor
'Thick-veneer' Garden Walls

We're about to start stone installation on some ICF retaining/garden walls. Material of choice is a granite 'planking' (granite), which comes in random lengths, 4", 7' and 10" widths, by 3" thick. ...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Another fireplace we're working on on the same...

Another fireplace we're working on on the same job-site... different end of the house so you can't view the two contrasting fireplaces at the same time. This one is definitely a more 'natural' look.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Sawn bed at 3, 4 7-3/8"... certainly a lot of...

Sawn bed at 3, 4 7-3/8"... certainly a lot of this type of sawn material making it's way onto the scene in our area.

The v-joint could be a nice touch... will definitely give it a try.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Just need a massive 12'6" by 7" thick hearth...

Just need a massive 12'6" by 7" thick hearth (which we'll source out once the snow melts...) and this baby will be complete.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
I'm lucky to have a well heeled clientele to work...

I'm lucky to have a well heeled clientele to work for, and some imaginative architects and designers as well. I suspect, rather KNOW, there are an great many masons in our area alone who simply don't...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
The 12 x 24 refractory slabs cost us $41 (taxes...

The 12 x 24 refractory slabs cost us $41 (taxes in)... the equivalent firebrick coverage would be around $33. Add in cutting and more install time and i figure we're at least equivalent if not a bit...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-16-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
it actually works out to be more expensive......

it actually works out to be more expensive... castable refractory is pretty pricey around here... plus, add in the cost of making forms etc.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
and still... more.

and still... more.
Forum: Tiling 02-13-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By bytor
Absolutely no worries there... several feet of...

Absolutely no worries there... several feet of clear gravel under the 10" concrete slab with a double layer of 5/8 rebar on a 12" grid:thumbup:

Slab is approximately 30 x 40' and is supported on...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-13-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
More Archiness...

More Archiness...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-12-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Start of the stone facade for the fireplace... ...

Start of the stone facade for the fireplace...

The stone is a local 'Full-bed Granite' with sawn heights of 3", 4" and 7-3/8".

There will ultimately be a huge-ass hearth slab... 12' by 7"...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-12-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Yes indeedy... a little backwoods engineering......

Yes indeedy... a little backwoods engineering... probably not really necessary. There is in fact another angle on the interior of the fireplace as well. At the point where the angle is, we switch...
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By bytor
Thank you for your input everyone... much...

Thank you for your input everyone... much appreciated.
I'm eagerly awaiting a call back from the Architect after expressing my concerns to his 'assistant'.
Also spoke with a technical rep for Ardex...
Forum: Masonry 02-11-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By bytor
But of course... in the 'Masonry Picture Post'...

But of course... in the 'Masonry Picture Post' section... once we get rolling!
Forum: Masonry 02-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By bytor
Use of decoupling membrane for exterior stone tile project

I started a thread over in the tile section...
wondering about the advisability of using a decoupling membrane for an exterior stone patio.
Your thoughts are welcome!

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Forum: Tiling 02-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By bytor
Decoupling Membrane for exterior installation...?

Hi all...

We'll be installing roughly 1200 square feet of 24" x 36" x 2" granite 'tiles' over a concrete slab. We are about 2 hours North of Toronto, Ontario... a good deal of freeze/thaw...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-11-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,150
Posted By bytor
The site was entirely cleaned up within a...

The site was entirely cleaned up within a month... once insurance/fire investigation was complete. The lot has been sold but the new owner apparently wants to reproduce the same building although we...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-11-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By bytor
Finished Rough-in... at least on the inside......

Finished Rough-in... at least on the inside... still have to punch through the roof and finish the chimney in the Spring.
Plywood template over the firebox to show the outline of the 'basket handle'...
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