I am building speed poles for block. Trying to reduce the amount of leads i have to build. I'd love to see pics of some of yours and possibly set up. It would be of great help.
because in these times where everyone wants their job done now,you have to take short cuts or lose the job.why does everyone want to take the skills outta the brick trade
point well taken stacker, maybe my experience with poles are limited but the times i have erected one it seems like it was just as fast to build a block lead .. guess its just the union in me.. there alot more useful on brick in my opinion expecially on bricks that likes to swim...because in these times where everyone wants their job done now,you have to take short cuts or lose the job.
very few homeowners know the difference between a great brick job and a lousy one.yet they will hire a crew that can finish their 10000 brick job in a week and not care what it looks like.then call the quality mason to fix the f&^% ups by the bad crew.ooops im ranting there,sorry.
my point is instead of sacrificing quality,we will take short cuts.i had a customer who wanted a double batt around his window.rather than make two cuts i made a fake head joint,filled it,and laid one brick instead of two.the end result looked the same,but i saved a ton of time.
I hear you Dave, but I will say this:yeah eventually you will have whole crews where none of the bricklayers can lay up a corner.
I was in the Union for 20 years before I got my licence and they weren't used for brick or, of course, block. I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn the trade when, and where, I did.
Sorry, both my posts were deleted because I didn't have my account set up properly. Had to join a "manufacturing" group in order to post.Where is my post in reguards to "Superior Mason" and his corner pole contraption? somehow both got deleted...