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Forum: Business 05-25-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By KAP
Make it non-confrontational and cut it off from...

Make it non-confrontational and cut it off from the beginning... Simply tell them that after considering all the factors that you determined their project was not a match for your business or...
Forum: Masonry 10-27-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,763
Posted By Windycity
Drilling into footings

Personally I prefer drilling and epoxying them in place. When the concrete guys pour the footing and place the rebar they never lineup with the cells of the blocks, when i drill it they are centered...
Forum: Masonry 10-27-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,763
Posted By slowsol
No concern. Sent from my iPhone using...

No concern.


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Forum: Masonry 02-20-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By JBM
I will trace cardboard on veneers and cut it with...

I will trace cardboard on veneers and cut it with a razor knife if a certain shape is proving elusive.
Forum: Masonry 02-20-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By FWstoneworks
Post your obscure tips of the trade

Hello Stonecutters, Bricklayers, and Mud slingers,


Not only am I new to this forum, but I am new to the wonderful world of masonry as well. After working on a crew for only a year now, I'm...
Forum: Business 01-12-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,177
Posted By totes
I am scared of big projects

I have been getting opportunities to take on much larger projects than I am used to. Sometimes I decline the job, sometimes I snowball a number at it, but when they take me up on my bid I back out....
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 01-03-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By brickhook
I was going to say everything :laughing: But...

I was going to say everything :laughing: But seriously, back when I was laying them, they didnt have tracks or spacers or anything to help you.

The glass wont soak up any water and the mud just...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-31-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8,853
Views: 477,864
Posted By blacktop
RIP Lemmy ! ...

RIP Lemmy !



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU1WCgm-RQw
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By JBM
Wear Gloves?

This was worth a chuckle,
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,872
Posted By RangoWA
These serve different functions. The beemer I...

These serve different functions. The beemer I bought new in '78 and have 170,000 on it. Went through a few changes then after getting the Ducati I turned it into a naked bike, close to what it was...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,872
Posted By AccurateCut
Good stuff i had a 03 roadking with screaming...

Good stuff i had a 03 roadking with screaming eagle parts sounded great and let the bike breath
Forum: Masonry 11-12-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By fjn
First of all,the brick has to be what is referred...

First of all,the brick has to be what is referred to in States as very mechanical. The nomenclature here is FBX brick.Also,studies have been done that support joint size in U.S. to be 3/8 " for...
Forum: Construction 11-06-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,302
Posted By Chris Johnson
We do

We do
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-01-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,686
Posted By brickhook
The addition I just posted...The contractor...

The addition I just posted...The contractor called me and told me to go and do this job. It was in the next county over.

I went and put the foundation in one weekend and the Homeowners were gone...
Forum: Masonry 10-23-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By dom-mas
I never understand that, but I guess someone who...

I never understand that, but I guess someone who makes a whole lot more money than I do had an idea
Forum: Masonry 09-28-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By CJKarl
It was an AMAZING experience. We just put the...

It was an AMAZING experience. We just put the copes on the wall about 20 minutes before sunset. Clouds had moved in and we thought it was going to kill it for the day. Just as the sun set the clouds...
Forum: Masonry 09-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,994
Posted By greg24k
Beautiful work SUM!:thumbsup: I see you using...

Beautiful work SUM!:thumbsup: I see you using dimpled membrane, this is great stuff, I used that on the last few houses, makes a big difference when it comes to keep the foundation dry.
Forum: Masonry 09-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,994
Posted By superseal
Just form them up and place masonry fill at least...

Just form them up and place masonry fill at least 4" away from all points of form work... I like going 6" myself, but 4" will work.

Usually a combo of broken concrete debris where applicable or in...
Forum: Business 08-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,315
Posted By Chris Johnson
I already know about what you charge, that's how...

I already know about what you charge, that's how I am with most sub trades I use. If the guy needs precision pricing for a residential project he is bidding in Toronto...he shouldn't be in the...
Forum: Business 08-18-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,315
Posted By Metro M & L
Id tell them you've bid six. Thats it until...

Id tell them you've bid six. Thats it until you've done work and actually recieved some form of payment from them.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,027
Posted By brhokel606
I pay lunch everyday, no deduction for lunch...

I pay lunch everyday, no deduction for lunch time. If they bust butt and we get jobs done early or they put in that extra effort during a job, they will always get a "tip" as others stated. Cash in...
Forum: Vehicles 08-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By pizalm
If doing this I'd pay a professional and get the...

If doing this I'd pay a professional and get the bed liner/rocker guard colour matched to the truck.

I can't believe it looks that bad after a year only.


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Forum: Business 08-10-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,931
Posted By Stephen H
in my experience, small jobs are nice earners----...

in my experience, small jobs are nice earners---- more so than larger jobs when it's all said and done--- and much less hassle.

But you have to have a system in place AND you have to get yourself...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-09-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,461
Posted By tjbnwi
I have the same one. It is used to...

I have the same one.

It is used to primarily remove mortar from between bricks. The blades move much like a multi master, they allow you to plunge through head joints without hitting the bricks...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-07-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,779
Posted By pinwheel
Sometimes, you just gotta drop what you're doing for someone else.

I'm under the gun on a cabinet job & was planning to stay late in the shop last night.

About 5 pm, I see my neighbors sons truck pull up in my shop driveway, then looked on down the road & see the...
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