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Apr 16, 2014

Commercial Business Liability Insurance

Commercial Business Liability Insurance

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Mar 20, 2012

home owner

Can an exterior brickface (NOT REAL BRICK / STONE)home be cleaned / power washed

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Mar 20, 2012

Shower pan

What is the proper cement or mortar mix to lay down a shower pan? Underlayment is black paper and hot mop. Tile will be placed on top of pan as final

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Mar 20, 2012

Home owner of historic home

I recently purchased a 115 year old double wyth brick home in northern Michigan. The bricks on the exterior wall are in pretty good shape. It has been

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Mar 20, 2012

General Contractor

I work in Maryland and Virginia. 35 years ago I started as laborer/gofer for a mason who spent a lot of time training me on how to prepare the brick,

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Mar 20, 2012

commercial bread oven

can masonry mortar be use for bakery oven? can it be subjected to fire if so what temperatur

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Mar 20, 2012

UNIRULER

Hello We just wanted to inform you of our new product called the UNIRULER!! It is the first folding ruler of its kind. Having the ability to scribe

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Mar 20, 2012

homeowner

what would be the total diameter of chimney with a 13x13 inch clay flue liner. thanks

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Mar 20, 2012

dual termination (same fuel type) in to single flue

Hello, I have a question with regards to national code standards and what they say about terminating like fuel burning devices in to a single flue. My

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Mar 20, 2012

Housewife

We have discoloration on the inside brick, where the fireplace opening is. What can we clean that brick with

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Mar 20, 2012

Charlie Cummins owner of brickcertification.com and thank you for having me on your great website.

My story is this. In addition to Training People to lay brick, block, and stone, I have now started a Consulting for Brick, Block, and Stone Contractors.

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Mar 20, 2012

My Question

What is the gap tolerance between flue lining and cylder block wall

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Mar 20, 2012

My Question

What is the gap tolerance between flue lining and cylder block wall

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Mar 20, 2012

Tools

What is Bavel? What is American Bond?

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Mar 20, 2012

chimney construction

what is refractory morta

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Mar 20, 2012

housewife

I am making bird bath's, it calls for concrete but I was told to use mortar. Would this work considering it will have water in it. Can I seal this like

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Mar 20, 2012

4 inch split block veneer

I have never seen a technical explanation of the correct way to build a corner lead when using 4 inch split faced block to veneer a house or building.

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Mar 20, 2012

Block and Clay flue Gap

Hello I am building a chimney and I am using 8x8 chimney blocks and 8x8 clay liners. There is a 1 inch gap between the two and I would like to know what

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Mar 20, 2012

Who is the man on your video on Youtube ? he is amazing !

Hi Charlie, the guy on your video is amazing!, what nationality is he and whats his name?. Thanks Andy.

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Mar 20, 2012

Looking for work

Im in the black hills area im pre-apprentice about a year of exp. worked under Glenn Becker at Boxelder Jobcorps. If Anybody has leads Please e-mail me

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Mar 20, 2012

what is carotex

what is carotex and can you still get it if not is there any thing like it i can use

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Mar 20, 2012

Setting up your line..

having just built my very 1st pillar would like to see how you set up line for building a wall etc..

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Mar 20, 2012

Building an Exterior Chimney and Interior Fireplace on 2nd Floor

Can I build an exterior chimney and install an interior fireplace on the 2nd floor of the house with no footer under the actual fireplace? Is there a

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Mar 20, 2012

Adding a hearth to Pier/Beam structure that has plywood subfloor

Hello from Austin Tx. We're redoing our fireplace in travertine and adding a hearth. The complication is the house is on pier/beam and has a plywood subfloor.

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Mar 20, 2012

Wishing Well

Hey guys, my wife wants me to build a wishing well out of brick. I have never done this before, but have the confidence and talent to pull it off - with

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Mar 20, 2012

Where did the name come from?

Why are they called Masons

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Mar 20, 2012

r williams

I have removed loads of ivy that was growing on the front wall of my house,however this has left loads of fibers that are ingrained into the brick. Can

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Mar 20, 2012

Home owner replace brick and cap to chimney

How do I build a concrete cap for my fireplace. I'm replacing 9 courses of brick at top of chimney, their is about 10 of space between the flu and the

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Mar 20, 2012

Shaving around the door opening of a brick wall to fix replacement doors

At the time of installation to replace french doors, I learned that the replacement doors are slightly too large (about 1/2 inch on each side). The doors

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Mar 20, 2012

John Swink, PE, LEED-AP

I was sent a copy of your block laying video in May. It ends with your website address, but i cannot find the video on your website. This is a great

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Mar 20, 2012

back draft

my chimney is built lower than my roof when we lit the fire on a windy day smoke came back down and filled the house i then got a cowl thinking the problem

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Mar 20, 2012

bricks from old house to new garage

Here are 4 pic's from last summer's old farmhouse demolition. Farmer Al allowed me to reclaim all the bricks from this old 1860's farmhouse on his property.

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Mar 20, 2012

architect

Your info on chimneys is very good, however it should also address the maximum unsupported height above the roof or plate line. The dimensions given in

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Mar 20, 2012

chimney crown material

What pre mixed (dry) mortar or cement should I use to make a poured chimney crow

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Mar 20, 2012

Painted Stone and Mortar Basement

Hello, I have a 1920s house that has a stone and mortar basement. The person who owned the house before me painted the basement and I am concerned that

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Mar 20, 2012

Cinderblock as a counter weight

Is it legal or illegal to hang cinder blocks from the top of scaffolding? Can I get in trouble or sued over this

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Mar 20, 2012

Masonary Work

Need work done on Front Door Steps that was damage by car accident. Please call me at 781-964-3107 or e-mail satphillips@yahoo.co

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Mar 20, 2012

Parge removal, not application. Need help!!!

OK, so recently I began gutting the attic of our house to build a family room. In the center of the room was a column covered in lovely horsehair plaster.

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Mar 20, 2012

brick wall interior covered with sheetrock, removing such and residual glue or mastick

this is a question? we have an older storefront building and some of the interior walls were brick which were covered by sheetrock and some type of adhesive

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Mar 20, 2012

sweating

I have a 60 year old home with an existing wood burning fireplace that I installed a gas insert in. The exterior chimney is constructed of stone on a concrete

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Mar 20, 2012

multi story building

We are interested in multi story building using single wythe concrete block masonry syste

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Mar 20, 2012

Tapering blocks

Can someone please explain how to taper in blocks for a chimney. I am building a outdoor fireplace and I can not find anywhere the tells me how to start

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Mar 20, 2012

John Evans

Recently I have renovated a little at my uncles house in his sun room. The house foundation has moved and one room in particular had shown cracks and opening

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Mar 20, 2012

Dipsiedowser

I AM NOT A MASON, but I have a question for anyone who may be willing to sharing some advice. I'm planning on laying (stuccoing/pargeting) up a Quikrete

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Mar 20, 2012

Seeking volunteers to stone front home located in Raleigh NC

looking for volunteers to stone face front of home picture attached.Raleigh nc 919-397-284

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Mar 20, 2012

Cp

I've been a remodeling carpenter since 1987, self employed. Getting ready to build our house finally.The house has a frost wall. Intend to use 12 block

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Mar 20, 2012

Painting reclaimed brick

I want to paint over the reclaimed brick fireplace and would like to know how to prepare the surface for painting and if there is any special paint I should

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Feb 11, 2011

General Contractor Liability Insurance

How to get the best General Contractor Liability Insurance coverage

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Feb 10, 2011

Brick Step Footings

Editor: It is not recommended. It is already a weak point. If the concrete footing actually stops at the step then it could develop a crack in the wall.

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