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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
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: Masonry 05-16-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 368
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: 1,015
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
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: 290
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: 290
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 01-13-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
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: 506
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: 3,584
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.
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Forum: Masonry 08-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
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: 1,649
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:
Forum: Masonry 06-28-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By artisanstone
You can do that. I see two problems. 1.The...

You can do that. I see two problems.

1.The major function of the joints is to mitigate expansion and contraction. In the tilesetting world, the manufacturers warn against butt jointing for...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-19-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By artisanstone
I'm not a carpenter, but the first thing I...

I'm not a carpenter, but the first thing I thought was to use a 2x ripped on the radius or laminated sheet goods done the same, then attach your rails to that. Seems like it would make for the...
Forum: Masonry 05-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By artisanstone
LOL I laughed just reading the title.:thumbsup:

LOL I laughed just reading the title.:thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,114
Posted By artisanstone
My understanding was that paralegals etc. were...

My understanding was that paralegals etc. were billed at the full rate in addition to the lawyer. So they would be billing 500X3 or whatever for the full team. Tell me I'm wrong.
Forum: Roofing 04-30-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By artisanstone
He was actually one of the more thoughtful...

He was actually one of the more thoughtful posters I thought. Hopefully all is well with him.
Forum: Masonry 04-23-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By artisanstone
Last one we did like that had to cut through the...

Last one we did like that had to cut through the little eyebrow roof and the gable overhang above. Eyebrow was framed poorly, wanted to sag down when cut. Had to redneck engineer support from...
Forum: Masonry 04-22-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By artisanstone
Funny isn't it? I get a little tired of all the...

Funny isn't it? I get a little tired of all the fake crap. What are you gonna do when you hit the little stub roof? Get them to cut it out of the way?
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-15-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,099
Posted By artisanstone
We've had the same issue using barn litter for...

We've had the same issue using barn litter for mulch. I've gotten to the point where I'll pay more for hay with a known past to avoid these issues.
Forum: Masonry 04-15-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By artisanstone
There's a lot that can be said if you aren't...

There's a lot that can be said if you aren't familiar with the masonry trade. For example, bonding agent or scarifying the footer gains you nothing. If you're just looking for small tips rather...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,784,553
Posted By artisanstone
It's been similar here. Ridiculous amount of...

It's been similar here. Ridiculous amount of down time. January and February especially.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 02-24-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,745
Posted By artisanstone
I added other stuff a couple years later. No...

I added other stuff a couple years later. No footers anywhere Haha. I just laid on solid 4's. Concrete counters as a trial for my own kitchen. I learned that the bullnose shape was really hard to...
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