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Forum: Masonry 12-04-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By fjn
:thumbsup::thumbsup: I cannot...

:thumbsup::thumbsup:



I cannot even begin to count the "things" I have fabricated for various needs. Also,I would certainly not rely on one of those "gadgets" to prop a multi wythe...
Forum: Masonry 12-03-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By fjn
Here is another U.K. device I stumbled upon...

Here is another U.K. device I stumbled upon several years ago,it seems way more handy and less obtrusive.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQJ8AuWfPWw
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 518
Posted By fjn
I can't leave this one off my list. ...

I can't leave this one off my list.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSav51fVlKU
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-27-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 518
Posted By fjn
Your Favorite Instrumental

Here is one of mine + favorite rendition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QGKlZLgz3w
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By fjn
In the 1800,s around here we had an infamous...

In the 1800,s around here we had an infamous woman who killed around 14,mostly husbands and fed many to her hogs.:eek:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Gunness
Forum: Masonry 11-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fjn
Kickers are a good idea,even if you think you...

Kickers are a good idea,even if you think you don't need them,better to safe than sorry. Also,form a drip kerf on that overhang.:thumbsup:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-14-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By fjn
A Judge Does Right

IMHO .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K60JpNtOS2U
Forum: Masonry 11-13-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By fjn
Take your pick,just don't leave home without...

Take your pick,just don't leave home without them,they don't call them speed leads for nothing. The chimneys / piers are about 1 / 2 way thru.

...
Forum: Masonry 11-13-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By fjn
I sure hope so,remember I tried several years ago...

I sure hope so,remember I tried several years ago all to no avail !:laughing:


Google Bon -Tool chimney brackets
Forum: Masonry 11-08-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By fjn
No doubt,hydro mobile is the cats meow. Never...

No doubt,hydro mobile is the cats meow. Never owned one,as you can appreciate,they do not work on all applications. They are good for the Walmart walls.:laughing:
Forum: Masonry 11-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By fjn
Not advocating to work laborers or masons to...

Not advocating to work laborers or masons to death. That ratio is strictly ground or 1 five foot frame high. Also,the key to production is not found in laborers erecting and stocking scaffold (except...
Forum: Masonry 11-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By fjn
:thumbsup: Just some trivia,a long...

:thumbsup:


Just some trivia,a long time acquaintance of mine is the guy in charge of promoting and running the bricklayer 500 each year at world of Concrete / Masonry. I have told him...
Forum: Featured Articles 11-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By fjn
I was raised in a household that cherished family...

I was raised in a household that cherished family time together,hence,it was the rarest of times I worked on a weekend in 44 years at this business. I can still hear my fathers words ring out " only...
Forum: Masonry 10-31-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By fjn
There are two sides to every coin. This fella...

There are two sides to every coin. This fella presents a perspective I concur with,tine in at about 10 minutes 10 seconds if you don't want to watch the entire video.

...
Forum: Masonry 10-30-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By fjn
These Herculean efforts to retrieve dead bodies...

These Herculean efforts to retrieve dead bodies is on par with bringing them down from Everest,they just endanger the rescue personnel.
Forum: Masonry 10-28-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By fjn
This would even be a tough case for SS to crack....

This would even be a tough case for SS to crack. If Fred Dubah was not dead,he'd be your go to guy ! :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By fjn
Beautiful place,great pictures ! Thank you for...

Beautiful place,great pictures ! Thank you for sharing !
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 113
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Views: 2,999
Posted By fjn
That is a scam but not as bad as this one. Back...

That is a scam but not as bad as this one. Back in the day when stations did full service,pump,wash windshield,check oil. There was a station by me that ran a huge scam. When some woman came in,they...
Forum: Masonry 10-23-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By fjn
We are so incredibly fortunate here in the...

We are so incredibly fortunate here in the mid-west to have a Menard's ! They carry fiberglass re-bar and it is actually $ .60 a stick less money than steel !
Forum: Masonry 10-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By fjn
Very true,mortar and concrete can easily be made...

Very true,mortar and concrete can easily be made water proof. While the concern also sits with the masonry units. They also can be coated,although that would require a regular and periodic re...
Forum: Masonry 10-22-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By fjn
The Folly of Wire Bonded Walls

In the late '70,s in my neck of the woods,the masonry organizations pushed for switching from header bonded walls to wire bonded. Here is where the rub came. The wire was / is offered in four...
Forum: Masonry 10-19-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By fjn
:thumbsup::thumbsup: Just like a...

:thumbsup::thumbsup:



Just like a boat bottom,no matter how small the hole,it will leak.:sad:
Forum: Masonry 10-11-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,588
Posted By fjn
Ran across this article awhile back,thought I'd...

Ran across this article awhile back,thought I'd resurrect this old thread.



Vitruvius had it right 2,000 years ago: “…if a wall is in a state of dampness all over, construct a second thin...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By fjn
A round, insulated flue is the most efficient...

A round, insulated flue is the most efficient design for venting exhausts because of the way flue gases spiral in the chimney. This spiraling of flue gases in round flues eliminates the cold corners...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By fjn
There is merit to what he said about firebox...

There is merit to what he said about firebox sizing. Also,in a square or rectangular liner,the corners don't figure into the formula,they are considered dead airspace. So,for example,in a 12 x 12...
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