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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-24-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
I have no idea if the fireplace would draft more...

I have no idea if the fireplace would draft more to one side. I would suspect not though, as the smoke chamber would act to diffuse the draft across the width of it.

I might add that this job is...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-24-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
I don't know if I can answer all those questions...

I don't know if I can answer all those questions at once, but I'll reply on the smoke chamber.

Think of the cut liners and firebrick as just replacing the parging. It does have a solid brick...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-23-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
They are natural stone, but not Indiana. They are...

They are natural stone, but not Indiana. They are "Cottonwood top ledge" out of Kansas (also where the veneer came from). The fireplace surrounds (3) are from Italy.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-23-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
Wow! It's been over a year since I posted on...

Wow! It's been over a year since I posted on this last. We finished this project in January of this year, but we are still there part-time doing random little things.

I hope to get some...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-13-2013, 10:52 AM
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-10-2013, 11:56 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
There are clip angles embedded in slots cut in...

There are clip angles embedded in slots cut in the back of the stone lintels. Nothing is visible from the underneath.

There are maybe 50 or 60 stone lintels ranging from 3' long (easy) to 15'...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-09-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
He's right. Certainly not an ogee, it is an...

He's right. Certainly not an ogee, it is an elliptical arch. I won't argue the design thing, but it is rather more elegant and developed than most I work on.

Currently, 5 masons and 2 laborers. ...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-08-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
I meant to document this job a lot better, but I...

I meant to document this job a lot better, but I have been flat out for a long time now.

I lack about two weeks on the exterior, and then we move inside. Lots of cut stone for the fireplaces, etc.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-08-2013, 06:59 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-26-2012, 06:15 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
You're talking about wood frame around an insert,...

You're talking about wood frame around an insert, right? If so, there really is no graceful way to do it. I personally insist on masonry from foundation up on my jobs. I will wrap a wood frame,...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-26-2012, 05:20 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
It is a full time "shack" It's to keep...

It is a full time "shack"



It's to keep the scaffolds from tipping when they aren't loaded with materials. Note the side brackets on the opposite side.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-25-2012, 04:51 PM
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Views: 11,891
Posted By artisanstone
It's natural stone. Sawn bed tumbled limestone. ...

It's natural stone. Sawn bed tumbled limestone. On the chimneys, we stepped the blockwork back to provide bearing for the stone. This was then through flashed with copper and waterproofed to the...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-25-2012, 04:33 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
More: ...

More:

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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 09-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
Well, we've made some progress. All our other...

Well, we've made some progress. All our other jobs are wrapped up now, except for a few small ones. Windows and doors are due in a couple weeks, and we are ready to roll! Here's what we've done so...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-02-2012, 05:37 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
Chimneys and house get stone. They are going for...

Chimneys and house get stone. They are going for a for a rough "Cotswold manor" look. It should be pretty nice. Big job.

It was regular concrete on the panels.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 05-01-2012, 04:39 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
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We reached a stopping point on this job. This is how we left it.
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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 04-09-2012, 04:42 AM
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Views: 11,891
Posted By artisanstone
Progress! ...

Progress!

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Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-08-2012, 04:11 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
I did. We cut the firebrick in half to make the...

I did. We cut the firebrick in half to make the slabs a little lighter. (Most of these are 60" Rumfords, so pretty big. We built them face down on a table, then poured concrete with small welded...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 03-08-2012, 06:01 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
Ask and you shall receive. :thumbsup: When...

Ask and you shall receive. :thumbsup:

When we were still working on the basement fireplace, they changed their minds about firebrick selection. Old firebrick are in the back, new are in front. I...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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Views: 11,891
Posted By artisanstone
It may be partially the camera and partially that...

It may be partially the camera and partially that this particular brand of cement is lighter in color than others. Mix is slightly richer than 3:1
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-26-2012, 03:48 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
Fireboxes are directly on top of each other. 60"...

Fireboxes are directly on top of each other. 60" wide x 54" tall Rumford boxes.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
It's just type S. Perhaps your sand is a...

It's just type S. Perhaps your sand is a different color, our's is red/gold.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-26-2012, 11:03 AM
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Views: 11,891
Posted By artisanstone
More from this job. These pics are about a week...

More from this job. These pics are about a week old. We start the main floor fireplaces this week, following behind the framers.


Hard to see, but there are four bases in a row, with one to the...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-18-2012, 05:19 AM
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Posted By artisanstone
This is just my opinion, of course. I've built...

This is just my opinion, of course. I've built smoke chambers every possible way. I always disliked the corbeled brick, parged smooth approach. One, I don't like the actual work, and two, a bunch...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-17-2012, 05:10 PM
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Posted By artisanstone
Correct, I got the idea after using the Superior...

Correct, I got the idea after using the Superior Clay smoke chamber which is just cut down flue liners. The first few I did just like that, but there's a lot of waste chopping up flue liners for...
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