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Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By concretemasonry
Dudurban - The engineer you mentioned...

Dudurban -


The engineer you mentioned probably had a background in land surveying that requires more accuracy (in terms of percentage) than building construction.


As an example, in land...
Forum: Masonry 06-22-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By concretemasonry
Using a charcoal material for concrete is a very...

Using a charcoal material for concrete is a very bad idea. We made about 12,000,000 to16,000,000 concrete units annually. We used black iron oxide pigment for real permanent concrete products. We did...
Forum: Construction 05-02-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,519
Posted By concretemasonry
One disadvantage for wood in...

One disadvantage for wood in foundations/basements is that the long term properties of wood will give you more creep and long term deflection.


Just a difference in basic material properties.

...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-01-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,518
Posted By concretemasonry
I am about to do the blood test/genealogy routine...

I am about to do the blood test/genealogy routine for the first time. I am doing it to use to check on the agreement with my own ancestry research and find out where the recent liars may be.


I...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By concretemasonry
I hate re-setting clocks twice a year. It...

I hate re-setting clocks twice a year.

It was not a problem years ago when you just had to twist the hands and you were O.K. for another few months.

Now, with digital clocks in everything, you...
Forum: Masonry 09-27-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,340
Posted By concretemasonry
The products are essentially the same. Very often...

The products are essentially the same. Very often the packager will package several different brands of concrete/mortar is the same plant and use different labeled bags. the mixes made to a mix of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,519
Posted By concretemasonry
I think the media has to over-dramatize storms...

I think the media has to over-dramatize storms like Florence and make it seem close to Katrina and show what the conditions are and what can be expected during recovery. Fortunately, the damage and...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-13-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By concretemasonry
Most of Russians and Belorussians prefer ABSOLUTE.

Most of Russians and Belorussians prefer ABSOLUTE.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By concretemasonry
Aneesh - Keep in mind your experiences have...

Aneesh -

Keep in mind your experiences have been with a single contractor in one small corner of India. Other contractors may have different methods and standards and some areas use different...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-01-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By concretemasonry
I have a Weber Q300 gas grill. I have a set(2...

I have a Weber Q300 gas grill. I have a set(2 pieces) of cast flat grills and another set (2 pieces) of cast grates. The grill body is cast (Aluminum, I assume) so there is no sheet metal.


When...
Forum: Masonry 05-23-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By concretemasonry
Sounds like contractors with no influence on what...

Sounds like contractors with no influence on what they buy or block producers that don't keep up with the latest manufacturing.

60% solid is far to high even for a split face. Having a spit face...
Forum: Masonry 05-08-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,040
Posted By concretemasonry
When I was in the block business our contractor...

When I was in the block business our contractor customers were very fussy and demanding.

We were the highest price (intentionally) because we could get it and were the largest (16,000,000 block...
Forum: Masonry 05-08-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,040
Posted By concretemasonry
I also caught the sash groove, but assumed it was...

I also caught the sash groove, but assumed it was intentional since it was only on two courses.

At least the 8x8x16 units were laid correct side up, so the person doing the work knew that there is...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-03-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,471
Posted By concretemasonry
Since I have been in 45 countries, I would...

Since I have been in 45 countries, I would eliminate Western and Central Europe - Too much like the U.S.

That leaves the ones I would most like to see more of:

1). India (10 trips so far)...
Forum: Masonry 04-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By concretemasonry
Must be a Generalist.

Must be a Generalist.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-30-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,099
Posted By concretemasonry
The lower portion (below Stillwater) is over-run...

The lower portion (below Stillwater) is over-run with cruisers (small and huge) and runabouts and jets. My daughter has a cruiser there and they use it like a lake cabin and occasionally take it out....
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-30-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,099
Posted By concretemasonry
Every place is different, because of the weather...

Every place is different, because of the weather and lake geology. - And especially your interests.

In MN (MSP), generally, the prime fish is Walleye or Sauger(a cousin) for eating. Bluegills,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-14-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,923
Posted By concretemasonry
About 30 posts of gibberish. He could also...

About 30 posts of gibberish.
He could also drive a nail pretty well.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,656
Posted By concretemasonry
It was a fairly common strong Nor'easter (every...

It was a fairly common strong Nor'easter (every few years). The biggest problem for the residents was the above ground power and communications. This situation has existed for decades with little...
Forum: Business 02-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By concretemasonry
I would go to the office of the municipality that...

I would go to the office of the municipality that you expect do be working in - Just ask what type of license is required there. - Adjacent municipalities will be the same or similar.

You can...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By concretemasonry
We have something similar to exclusive "Express...

We have something similar to exclusive "Express lanes" on the freeways into the downtown area that I use frequently. The freeway is each way.

It is referred to a HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 01-15-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,366
Posted By concretemasonry
Contact your concrete supplier and ask them to...

Contact your concrete supplier and ask them to file a lien on the project. - Let him put some pressure the owner by threatening the "cleanliness" of the property title.

I was in the concrete block...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 22,206
Posted By concretemasonry
I just have a good indoor/outdoor thermometer...

I just have a good indoor/outdoor thermometer (LaCrosse) with good batteries and the base is near my computer.

It now down to -7.9 F for what is worth. I think the decimals just window dressing...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-12-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 22,206
Posted By concretemasonry
Today we had a low of -14.0 F and got up to +0.5...

Today we had a low of -14.0 F and got up to +0.5 F. It may get a little cooler for the next few days. Close to normal for MSP,MN. The streets and roads are generally clear and bare.

Of course,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-08-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By concretemasonry
Welcome !!!

Welcome !!!
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