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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By artisanstone
air fare for a puppy is 350 or so. Not sure if...

air fare for a puppy is 350 or so. Not sure if that's an option.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,593
Posted By artisanstone
I'll say this. A lot of pretty good masons are...

I'll say this. A lot of pretty good masons are not Masons if you know what I mean. If you took a production brick veneer specialist or a commercial blocklayer that didn't have much knowledge base...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,593
Posted By artisanstone
Let's see a picture of the face. Probably looks...

Let's see a picture of the face. Probably looks pretty good lol.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,593
Posted By artisanstone
It is pretty funny looking but not really that...

It is pretty funny looking but not really that unusual. Usually there would be a block wall across the back tying all that mess together. I'm sure the sheetrock was already in place and the sorta...
Forum: Masonry 05-17-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By artisanstone
Only thing I'd be concerned about with block is...

Only thing I'd be concerned about with block is sideways expansion from floor. Especially with radiant heat. Maybe isolate with some thin foam or such.
Forum: Masonry 05-16-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By artisanstone
BTW, they are 3 5/8" if it matters. Nominally...

BTW, they are 3 5/8" if it matters. Nominally called a 4" block.
Forum: Masonry 05-16-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By artisanstone
It can take the weight equally as well as any...

It can take the weight equally as well as any other block. It's more that it's fragile when building on it. Once everything's in place I don't really see a problem assuming you don't have any...
Forum: Masonry 05-16-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By artisanstone
I sorta did that on my shop. Just the areas...

I sorta did that on my shop. Just the areas flanking the garage door so I could get the most depth possible. A dowel per cell, 2x4 wall on top of single course. Worked fine. I wouldn't go more...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-30-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By artisanstone
Around here it usually is sea level as benchmark....

Around here it usually is sea level as benchmark. From what I've seen anyway. What gets confusing for a noob is converting tenths of feet to inches.
Forum: Masonry 04-22-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By artisanstone
Ian Cramb said piss in a bucket of grass...

Ian Cramb said piss in a bucket of grass clippings then use that. Maybe it works...
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By artisanstone
It's not a brand or term used here, but it...

It's not a brand or term used here, but it appeared to be regular CMU using lightweight aggregate from what google would tell me.
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By artisanstone
I think first step would be to figure out if it's...

I think first step would be to figure out if it's wind driven rain or condensation. There's a lot of missing info.
-Insulation type, amount and where
-mechanical systems (heat exchange...
Forum: Masonry 04-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By artisanstone
I had to look up what haydite meant. It seems to...

I had to look up what haydite meant. It seems to be what we call lightweight block. I think you'll find that single wythe block construction is generally considered inferior because of the water...
Forum: Masonry 03-20-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By artisanstone
Whoops JBM and I simul-posted

Whoops JBM and I simul-posted
Forum: Masonry 03-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By artisanstone
He's talking about an Orton. Different throat...

He's talking about an Orton. Different throat profile and deeper box with a slant. Francis was the guy who knew about those. Haven't seen him for a while. Think there's a book from the 70s on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By artisanstone
Never mind, I forgot about the rf signal part. ...

Never mind, I forgot about the rf signal part. What are you cladding the chimneys with?
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By artisanstone
One thing that's changed since those were built...

One thing that's changed since those were built is the advent of thin veneer saws. Might be worth considering going that route although I'd say your call-back risk would probably go up. Main...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By artisanstone
If they are solid masonry, it should be evident...

If they are solid masonry, it should be evident on the interior of building. Given the age, I would think it's likely they are framed with a 4-6" veneer of stone. Around here that sheet metal cap...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-18-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By artisanstone
City, a contractor I know does a lot of those...

City, a contractor I know does a lot of those pavers on pedestals. He says that they are really hard on blades, even with using the right blade, dressing, etc. I think they were going through a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,104
Posted By artisanstone
Hold on there! I liked the "naked brad" story a...

Hold on there! I liked the "naked brad" story a lot better. Maybe you should stick with that one:thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,104
Posted By artisanstone
I had an oddball laborer. About 20 years old,...

I had an oddball laborer. About 20 years old, but not much on social graces. We are doing the rare inside job in an occupied remodel. Homeowner offers us coffee and I decline for both of us. ...
Forum: Masonry 10-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By artisanstone
I would really question the use of ICF in that...

I would really question the use of ICF in that application, but I know it's not your call. I agree that adhered veneer is not the way to go, some type of mechanical anchoring is needed. My lowest...
Forum: Business 08-31-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,580
Posted By artisanstone
I think one aspect not being discussed is that...

I think one aspect not being discussed is that everything has a cost. 95% of the work done by my company and the group of subs I know well is done on a net 30 basis. This is residential btw.
...
Forum: Masonry 08-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By artisanstone
I believe second picture is called pigeon holes. ...

I believe second picture is called pigeon holes. It's just a vernacular architecture thing meant to resemble some culture somewhere that allowed birds to live in the attic. :eek:

Anyway, pretty...
Forum: Masonry 07-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By artisanstone
I blame Isokern and the metal prefabs for that. ...

I blame Isokern and the metal prefabs for that. Nice throat or smoke chamber or whatever though. :eek:
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