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Forum: Masonry 06-19-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,082
Posted By Rockmonster
Stand out would be Perm-a-barrier by...

Stand out would be Perm-a-barrier by Grace.....it's a very distinctive green, and super tough. It doesn't stick quite like Ice and Water, but you won't want it to on a windy 92 degree day. :vs_mad:...
Forum: Masonry 06-02-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,082
Posted By Rockmonster
I was at Maury St. In Richmond some years...

I was at Maury St. In Richmond some years back......Riverside Brick? Anyhow, they had THE nicest selection of brick I had ever seen......some beautiful handmade brick as well.....one of which would...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-27-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By Rockmonster
Huh. I've spent some time in Amarillo. Their...

Huh. I've spent some time in Amarillo.

Their slogan should be 'You can have it'
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,009
Posted By Rockmonster
As Spaz and SFO mentioned, it depends on the...

As Spaz and SFO mentioned, it depends on the charge. AND the person.

My first helper....I bailed him out more than once.....good kid who couldn't drink.......well, could.....but shouldn't have. ...
Forum: Masonry 05-28-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,042
Posted By Rockmonster
I'd give you $30 for it....I've been looking for...

I'd give you $30 for it....I've been looking for one for years...used a cohort's many years ago, and sorta liked it. Yours looks like it's all still there!

Lemme know......maybe I'll throw in a...
Forum: Masonry 05-06-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,596
Posted By Rockmonster
:eek::eek: No doubt. And with a little luck,...

:eek::eek: No doubt. And with a little luck, those cuts will all be in the brickwork.......:whistling
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rockmonster
This fight has been too long in coming.....I love...

This fight has been too long in coming.....I love boxing, but this is sort of bittersweet....a great matchup of differing styles, but maybe the last big fight in a dying sport.....

Pac-man in a...
Forum: Masonry 02-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,325
Posted By Rockmonster
Get a 'Hot Box' (by Red Dragon).....I've got two...

Get a 'Hot Box' (by Red Dragon).....I've got two of them, you can dial em down, and they will crank when needed......plus, you can put about 200 lbs on top of them as well........when you need to...
Forum: Masonry 02-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By Rockmonster
I didn't see the lower part, but usually the back...

I didn't see the lower part, but usually the back wall will go up plumb for anywhere from 13-16 inches........at least that's how I've done it for many years.....and I'll weave/bond those with a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Rockmonster
Can you get in the crawlspace or basement and...

Can you get in the crawlspace or basement and check the underside of the subfloor, or whatever is accessible, in different areas with a laser?

Some of the stuff doesn't seem to add up......door...
Forum: Masonry 01-29-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rockmonster
Most likely stress skin, or insulated...

Most likely stress skin, or insulated panels......they're done on top of the rafters to keep the aesthetics of full dimension timbers......

The inside 'skin' can be plywood, OSB,...
Forum: Masonry 01-28-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rockmonster
From the pic, I think I could safely say that...

From the pic, I think I could safely say that your house won't burn to the foundation if you have a fire in there......but perhaps a fireback would give you a little POM until springtime......

...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,546
Posted By Rockmonster
Just do your thing......some 'managers' think...

Just do your thing......some 'managers' think everyone is making too much money (except themselves, oddly:whistling)

No matter how much you know (and you may know quite a bit), you will look back...
Forum: Masonry 12-06-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,564
Posted By Rockmonster
Yeah yeah yeah......I worked on the heliport on...

Yeah yeah yeah......I worked on the heliport on General Dynamics headquarters, I worked on some buildings inside Electric Boat during the Trident years, I worked on a building at the Coast Guard...
Forum: Masonry 12-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,054
Posted By Rockmonster
What I've done in the past (besides the rebar,...

What I've done in the past (besides the rebar, which is a given) is to use 2" stryrofoam, broken into a bunch of smaller (12"x10" or so) pieces, sandwiched together left to right with a very...
Forum: Masonry 12-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,564
Posted By Rockmonster
Holy smokes. Another one of those masons that...

Holy smokes. Another one of those masons that thinks he's all that and a ham sandwich. With a feeling of superiority bolstered by bashing other tradesmen. There's not a mason working for a week...
Forum: Masonry 12-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,564
Posted By Rockmonster
I see it now. I didn't watch past the joint, and...

I see it now. I didn't watch past the joint, and I was thinking you don't know much about layout.......I'm not gonna guess what he has there......it may be sacrificial......I wouldn't guess that a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,311
Posted By Rockmonster
Never quite understood the animosity towards our...

Never quite understood the animosity towards our most consistently reliable energy source......but I did want to highlight those words....."solar is a lost cause"........"there will always be more...
Forum: Masonry 08-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,689
Posted By Rockmonster
That guy is gonna end up with a million dollars...

That guy is gonna end up with a million dollars from that invention.


If he started out with 2 million. :whistling
Forum: Masonry 08-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,007
Posted By Rockmonster
I think I paid around $270 per back in the day,...

I think I paid around $270 per back in the day, I've heard they're around $360 now......and while I can understand someone's reluctance to drop that kind of loot on a wheelie, the first time you use...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 08-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,343
Posted By Rockmonster
Interesting. Normally, with the first two...

Interesting. Normally, with the first two photos, I'd say that it's likely just a subpar mix used on the slab, but that third photo has me baffled. Is that the splitface block disintegrating at the...
Forum: Masonry 07-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,478
Posted By Rockmonster
Another one of the reasons I've been doing my own...

Another one of the reasons I've been doing my own footings for thirty years........yeah, I suppose 3/4" isn't the end of the world, but it's costing your mason money, which is hardly fair.... I also...
Forum: Masonry 07-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,718
Posted By Rockmonster
Yeah, I've gotta agree with you.......although I...

Yeah, I've gotta agree with you.......although I haven't gone as far as calling them, they are slowly becoming the buggy whips of levels......how many levels of masons and carpenters have I seen over...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 06-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,045
Posted By Rockmonster
Well, add my name to the list "those who tooth" ...

Well, add my name to the list "those who tooth"

But then again, I've done all sorts of things that cost me money......

I've taken one hour lunches......

I've started late when my arthritis...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 06-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,713
Posted By Rockmonster
Oh yeah, used to lay tons of those out in...

Oh yeah, used to lay tons of those out in AZ.....never liked the looks of them much, but boy do they go up fast.

@Brickhook, as I recall, they're only 4" high, made to (poorly) mimic Adobe, a lot...
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