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You will have to remove 3 rows of brick as the...

You will have to remove 3 rows of brick as the center brick are soldiered (unless you cut the brick) and they are king size brick.
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You can make it a 6" CMU with a 1" airspace and...

You can make it a 6" CMU with a 1" airspace and then normal face brick. You will be required to have the airspace as well as damproofing over the CMU. Wall ties will have to be used to tie them...
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It is a dumb idea. Do it the right way, since it...

It is a dumb idea. Do it the right way, since it is cheaper, faster, and easier.
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The first and second almost certainly are, but...

The first and second almost certainly are, but the third one looks to have displacement.
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If you did want to fix it with CMU, you would use...

If you did want to fix it with CMU, you would use 2-1/4x8x16 soaps, not 4x8x16 CMU. Mortar them in, fill behind them with mortar and sheetrock over it all.
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And you do not want to use landscape cloth under...

And you do not want to use landscape cloth under them. It decouples the sand bed from the base. Weeds sprout from the top in pavers, so it serves no purpose anyway.
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Not sure what this has to do with doing it...

Not sure what this has to do with doing it yourself, but did you indicate that speed was a factor?
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It is very common and normal. In extreme cases...

It is very common and normal. In extreme cases it can be caused by overworking the finish.
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It is an engineered system. It is designed to be...

It is an engineered system. It is designed to be flexible, so do not consider bids from contractors who want to pour a footing or wetset the base course. The only application in which this is...
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Pour vinegar on the mortar, if it bubbles a lot...

Pour vinegar on the mortar, if it bubbles a lot it is lime mortar.
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The 20's are on the edge of the lime mortar era. ...

The 20's are on the edge of the lime mortar era. If the brick/stone work WAS done with lime mortar, parging it with a non-breathable portland based stucco will trap moisture in the wall, basically...
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Do you want the good news or the bad news? ...

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

The Good news is that a parge coat can add strength to the wall. The bad news is that parging an old wall can sometimes destroy it.
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Concrete cracks. If cracks are unacceptable, you...

Concrete cracks. If cracks are unacceptable, you should choose a surface like pavers that have all the cracks pre-engineered in.
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Type S directly to cement board is not an...

Type S directly to cement board is not an approved method of application. Modified thinset can work, but is also not an approved method.
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There is only one white masonry cement and one...

There is only one white masonry cement and one masonry sand available in Central Texas.

There are two things to look at:

First, fresh white mortar will ALWAYS be much whiter than old white...
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None of them do around here, but they may there. ...

None of them do around here, but they may there. It will be plainly labeled as "Type S", if not it is not the correct type. Masonry supply houses, block/brick companies, etc.

If you use a...
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You do not have to make lime putty, you just have...

You do not have to make lime putty, you just have to hydrate Type S lime for a couple of three days, then mix it with sand at 1 lime 3 sand. Put the dry lime in a 5gl bucket, 3/4 full, then fill the...
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http://brokebrick.com/crownoverchurcharch.jpg ...

http://brokebrick.com/crownoverchurcharch.jpg

This is what happens you you do what you are doing.
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The first thing you need to do is remove anything...

The first thing you need to do is remove anything you put in the joints. Break it right out and start over doing it correctly with the correct product.

If you continue, you are effectively...
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Stabilized soil is a completely different...

Stabilized soil is a completely different application than setting fenceposts. It may not be spam, but it is totally wrong in answer to the OP.
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Thoro is a brand name. The company has been...

Thoro is a brand name. The company has been bought and resold at least twice since I sold a million pounds of their product a year.

Thoroseal is basically pool plaster with some admixtures to...
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You will not be able to repair the stucco,...

You will not be able to repair the stucco, cementious or synthetic, to match, and if you do not remove it beyond the size of the new window to flash it, you will be creating a major water penetration...
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"Flat stone" is a shape, "limestone" is a type. ...

"Flat stone" is a shape, "limestone" is a type. Why would you think limestone dust is bad for you? If you do not want it to dust, seal it.
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Sonneborne NP1 or SL1 (Self leveling) are both...

Sonneborne NP1 or SL1 (Self leveling) are both very good, though not cheap. How big are your panels, i.e 10x10, 20x20?
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The sze of the joint is dependant upon the size...

The sze of the joint is dependant upon the size and thickness of the slab, but it should be at least 3/8" wide by 5/8" deep, and you should use a backer rod. You want the joint material to have, in...
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