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Here are somethings reading gathered in which may, in parts, prove entertaining to you or good explanations to your customers.
This serves as small return for your kindness to me, which I appreciate.


**Effloresence (the opposite term is deliquesence btw).

http://www.masonryinstitute.org/pdf/612.pdf

http://www.ctsweep.com/blog/top-sweep-stories/what-is-the-white-staining-on-my-chimney/
This one would be good for customers.

**General Masonry publications

https://www.google.com/#q=site:www.masonryinstitute.org+pdf&start=10
Here are a number of free .PDFs of value. The masonry institute also sells a
variety of specialty publications in their store.

**Chimney Liners

http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/about_chimney_liners.aspx

http://www.oldhousejournal.com/chimney_liners/magazine/1465


**Repointing and Repointing Mortars

http://www.essroctech.com/browse/essroc_data_files/tech_info/bia_tech/BIA%20Tech%208B%20-%20Mortars%20for%20Brickwork%20-%20Selection%20and%20Quality%20Assurance.pdf

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-a...ts-in-historic-masonry-buildings-part-i.shtml

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...=xNSvtAI2fDgWdwigLNbKPg&bvm=bv.52164340,d.cGE
An Enlish .PDF on repointing with lime mortars

http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/cement/cement.htm

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/how-to-repoint-old-stone-and-brick-walls.shtml

http://www.maconline.org/tech/maintenance/point1/point1.html

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/RE-POINTING.htm

http://www.heritage-house.org/pointing.html

http://nshistoricplaces.ca/conservation_resources/documents/RepointingMortarsforOlderMasonryNRC.pdf


**Chimney Caps

http://www.jlconline.com/masonry-construction/replacing-a-leaking-chimney-cap.aspx

http://www.jlconline.com/cracking-and-crazing/preventing-chimney-cap-failure.aspx

http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/showthread.php?45249-Chimney-Cap

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/qa/repairing-a-chimney-cap.aspx

**Caulks & Sealants

http://inspectapedia.com/BestPractices/Exterior_Caulk.htm

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/making-sense-of-caulks-sealants.aspx

https://www.google.com/#psj=1&q=inspectapedia+caulk

**Inspectapedia

Inspectapedia has tons of links and a lot of good information.
Here are two searches to show that:

https://www.google.com/#psj=1&q=inspectapedia+brick

http://inspectapedia.com/chimneys/chimneys.htm

Brick Coatings

http://www.gobrick.com/BIA/technotes/TN6A.pdf

NOT TRADE related but...trust me it will Wow you

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/sci...n=20130912&utm_content=surprisingsciencegears

Insect with mechanical gears that act in 30 millionths of a second discovered . Great pictures.

P>S> If anyone gets a chance to look at my last few questions in my posts on the "SNAFU" thread, thought would be appreciated.
 
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