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Hey fellas, i just found this place, looks like it might be a cool place to hang out :Thumbs:

Im down here in Florida, hot as crap :evil:

What did everyone build today"?
 

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Howdy! I'm glad you found the site.

I'm here in the Orlando area (clermont). I spent most of my day in delay meetings wich sucked big time. They wonder why my homes have delays? "Because I'm in this meeting!" ;)
 

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Welcome, I'm in Jensen. Sweatin' it out with the rest of the homies, beats freezin'.
 

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Yup, i called it quits up North when i was building a chimney in -18 weather with the wind howling. Kero was 2 bucks a gallon then.

My laborer said "i cant feel my face" lol.
 

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Then you've seen this before with the 100'x40' or whatever exact size they are plastic tarps. I shudder at the thought of doing that again. Of course I say that every year. By the way in the pic is a mason I have and a tender. Takin care of business as usual. The day I took this pic I remember exactly what the temp was. It was 6 degrees F with winds at 10-15 mph.
 

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Yup, that looks familiar, but its a distant memory haha.

Nice detail around that window BTW :Thumbs:
 

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Hey 6 String you have the same little saw I have. The MK BX something or other. I love mine, but I don't do houses...you like yours? Love the weight and ability to use 110.

Tim
 

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Snow looks a lot like sugar sand.
Doesn't mortar freeze at 6*?
 

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Snow looks a lot like sugar sand.
Doesn't mortar freeze at 6*?
I'm not positive but I think they add calcium to it. How about I send you a nice big snowball this winter so you can check it out!! :cheesygri
 

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Yeah Luk I love that saw. I also have a target that runs on 220 but it so much heavier, and I have to hard wire into the electric box in basement and carry my own breakers with me when I use it. Its a real pain in the butt. This say is great cuz I can carry it with one hand and I also take up on the scaffolding for doing the high gables. Easier on tender and faster than waiting.

I am not exactly sure what the freezing temp of mortar is. I figured 32 just like everything else since its made of water also. When the temp gets even close to that I carry a 100lb LP gas tank and a torch attachment to set on the drum of the mixer to heat it up while its mixin. Gettin it nice and warm is the key. Inside the tent its ok because with the heaters in there I work in a tshirt most of the time.
 

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I used to keep a metal barrel burning in the sand, put the mixer right next to it, add alittle admix, wrap the scaffold with a tarp with dual kero heaters.

The bricks get treated better than i did for cryin out loud hahaha.
 

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Not to make you drool but notice the date in the corner of the picture and then notice what I'm wearing. I guess after seeing you guys up north I feel fortunate.

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Tim
 

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Where you at? Even I don't get away with T-shirts in Jan.! But I'd like to. I'm guessing Hawaii (by the name), too cold for me. Or Central America, east coast which is just about right.
The other option is that you live south of the Equator where most everything is reverse to us in the Northern Hemisphere.
 

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Where you at? Even I don't get away with T-shirts in Jan.!.
Tee shirt and shorts weather isn't uncommon in central Texas that time of year. Course it could be snowing the next day :rolleyes: . Only thing predictable about Texas weather is that it's unpredictable.
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Not to make you drool but notice the date in the corner of the picture and then notice what I'm wearing. I guess after seeing you guys up north I feel fortunate.

:cool:

Tim
Thats not right man. Thats not right.
 

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I live North of the Florida border in Aiken SC across the river from GA.

Now I wouldn't say that everyday I can work in my tshirt but there are lots of 2-3 day warm spells followed by cold spells that might drop down somewhere near freezing at night.

Tim
 
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