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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By fjn
You can't believe a mason did that,'cause a mason...

You can't believe a mason did that,'cause a mason did not. Around here we call those guys boots. A spin on the old saying shoemaker.:eek:


That is unbelievable,never,ever,ever saw junk like...
Forum: Framing 06-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By fjn
Looks like you have a good handle on the...

Looks like you have a good handle on the situation.:thumbsup: While you are at it,the mortar joints on that masonry slope could use a bit of attention. If you don't want to tackle it,get a mason to...
Forum: Framing 06-13-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By fjn
No flashing is the problem. This should point you...

No flashing is the problem. This should point you in the right direction.

https://www.contractortalk.com/f48/vertical-chimney-flashing-76066/
Forum: Masonry 06-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By fjn
Colonial brick and Bricks inc. both in Chicago....

Colonial brick and Bricks inc. both in Chicago. The bricks are a buff color not red. Hold on to your hat though,you could buy new cheaper.:eek:


Also Galvin brick in Iowa,they have more of a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,633
Posted By fjn
That's nothing,up until the '50,s and '60,s...

That's nothing,up until the '50,s and '60,s toothpaste tubes were made of a mixture of lead and tin.:eek:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-08-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By fjn
He also was one of the main draws at the New...

He also was one of the main draws at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Which actually is somewhat of a misnomer,it contains a vast variety of music.

Ah ! The Big Easy,the only place I know of in...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-07-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By fjn
A sad day for music lovers

Dr. John passes at 77


https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/entertainment/dr-john-death-trnd/index.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,110
Posted By fjn
No,but that is on my wish list.:laughing:

No,but that is on my wish list.:laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,110
Posted By fjn
With the exception of one drill and 1 impact...

With the exception of one drill and 1 impact driver (got as gift) everything I own either runs on gas,diesel or has a cord. You know,the old sunset thing.:laughing:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-06-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By fjn
In Honor of D Day

A short story of the supreme commander and the private.


https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-d-day-anniversary-eisenhower-20190603-story.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By fjn
Well, for masons,laying a level on the scaffold...

Well, for masons,laying a level on the scaffold plank is not an option. It would be the kiss of death,it would get rolled over by wheelbarrows,brick carts and kicked to the ground by laborers ....
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,668
Posted By fjn
Glad you are ok ! Lucky you did not get hurt or...

Glad you are ok ! Lucky you did not get hurt or fire spread to buildings. Don't beat yourself up,we all make mistakes........that is why they are called accidents.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-04-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By fjn
The most succinctly put perspective on the pure...

The most succinctly put perspective on the pure folly of climbing Everest that I have heard yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Kq_piJsN4
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By fjn
Smart teacher ! :thumbsup:

Smart teacher ! :thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By fjn
Here is the review. ...

Here is the review.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2019/05/09/how-water-affects-buildings
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By fjn
Yeah,according to info. published by the Green...

Yeah,according to info. published by the Green Building Adviser,just about all climate zones should have exterior foam insulation to prevent thermal bridging,condensation of water in stud cavity etc....
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By fjn
Better Energy Performance for Studs

What say you guys,is this a winner ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxDSulcLpAE&t=667s
Forum: Masonry 05-30-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By fjn
I'll throw my hat into the ring and give you my...

I'll throw my hat into the ring and give you my .02 worth. I personally don't think a frame outdoor fireplace be it wood or metal studs is a good idea . Durability would be very questionable....
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-29-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By fjn
They have their counterpart in the animal world. ...

They have their counterpart in the animal world.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOOs8MaR1YM
Forum: Masonry 05-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By fjn
I would brush on a bonding agent and fill in the...

I would brush on a bonding agent and fill in the footprint (if it is contained on all edges) with a product like this or similar.

...
Forum: Masonry 05-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By fjn
Not to drastically sidestep the...

Not to drastically sidestep the question,however,I never set posts in concrete. This exchange may change your tack.


https://www.finehomebuilding.com/forum/setting-fence-posts
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By fjn
Wow ! Welcome back,you were missed on this forum....

Wow ! Welcome back,you were missed on this forum. Stick around !
Forum: Masonry 05-19-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 490
Posted By fjn
All good point to consider !:thumbsup:

All good point to consider !:thumbsup:
Forum: Masonry 05-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 490
Posted By fjn
:thumbsup::thumbsup: The great...

:thumbsup::thumbsup:




The great thing about Kirk,he has the expertise,great delivery and is totally willing to share his expertise. def has my respect also,have watch many of his videos.
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By fjn
Looks Like an Interesting Read

Architect and author Witold Rybczynski has a new book out. The subject matter seems quite interesting. I have read several of his other books and have always enjoyed his subject matter and...
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