masonry wall


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Old 07-21-03, 01:48 PM
tohfan
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Question masonry wall

I just had an attached carport turned into a garage.I took stone off an existing wall and want to use it on the facade.There is going to be 2 feet on each side of the overhead door and just a little over a foot above the door.Would this be a doable project for an amateur,or should I just go ahead and hire a mason?
 
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Old 07-21-03, 02:03 PM
pmgca
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Hi,

Can you tell us what kind and size of stone are you trying to use?

Regards
 
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Old 07-22-03, 05:36 AM
tohfan
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It is a bedford type stone.All stone is the same height but in lengths varying from 8"to 48".
 
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Old 07-22-03, 07:52 AM
pmgca
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Hi,

Sorry I didn't explain right, my question was about thickness. Also, is it real stone or some kind of "cultured stone"?

Best,
 
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Old 07-22-03, 10:31 AM
tohfan
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It's real stone,about 3"thick.
 
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Old 07-22-03, 10:41 AM
pmgca
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Hi,

then the best you can do is call a mason, because these stones are not veneer, and can't nbe installed as bricks,

Good luck!
 
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Old 07-22-03, 01:09 PM
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On the wall I took these off of ( which was originally the end wall of the house before the carport was added)they were laid just like brick.This stone is just like brick only in various lengths.
 
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Old 07-22-03, 05:11 PM
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Hi,

what I meant is that you can't put them easily as bricks, stone installing requires some practice

Good luck,
 
 

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