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05-02-19, 10:55 AM
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Worthless when the buried pipes freeze up in a...

Worthless when the buried pipes freeze up in a real winter and do not melt enough before the roof snow and early showers come.

Dick
04-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Concretemasonry

The opening of the windows shown is too small to...

The opening of the windows shown is too small to qualify as egress windows. Check on your code to see if the opening is large enough.

The egress indow opening also has to have the sill height...
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Concretemasonry

Could you possibly have some spider webs that...

Could you possibly have some spider webs that affect what the sensors see? I had a problem when a leaf was caught in a spider web and fluttered into the beam when the wind/outside air disturbed it.
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Forum: Water Heaters
05-18-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Concretemasonry

How often do you flush the heater out? Dick

How often do you flush the heater out?

Dick
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Concretemasonry

Concrete mix is not adequate because of the...

Concrete mix is not adequate because of the larger aggregate size - It does not fill all the voids and you can have voids. It will also take longer to fill.

Grout does not have the coarser...
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Concretemasonry

Rudolf - The construction you are suggesting...

Rudolf -

The construction you are suggesting could be considerably weaker than conventional masonry construction with face shell mortaring.

You cannot use mortar to fill the cores. You need to...
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Concretemasonry

Why are you papering over a column base? = How...

Why are you papering over a column base? = How deep is the footing top below the surface of the patio surface?

Dick
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Concretemasonry

Try calling a rental store. - You may get lucky,...

Try calling a rental store. - You may get lucky, depending where you live. They may have different sizes that fit your needs. It all depends on your desired garden size.

They will get it on your...
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Concretemasonry

czizzi - You have the order of the strengths...

czizzi -

You have the order of the strengths reversed. As you move from left to right, the strength decrease. - Type M is the strongest and Type N is the weakest.

Type M has the highest...
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Concretemasonry

Those old blocks may be stronger than "modern"...

Those old blocks may be stronger than "modern" concrete block. due to the equipment available, the cement content of the mix was higher than modern block molding systems that use both pressure and...
03-13-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Concretemasonry

That looks like a very common detail for a...

That looks like a very common detail for a concrete block basement or a poured basement.

The strip footings are poured to create a base for the wall construction to proceed above the short-term...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Concretemasonry

staydry has the right approach. The best...

staydry has the right approach.

The best approach is an interior drain tile below the floor and inside the footing that supports the masonry walls. - All the better if the first course of block is...
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Concretemasonry

staydry - I have been exposed to Thoroseal...

staydry -

I have been exposed to Thoroseal for the past 30-40 years. Originally, it was advertised as a "waterproofer", but guaranteeing something to meet those requirements was daunting, so it...
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Concretemasonry

The contractor was very "iffy" and could not even...

The contractor was very "iffy" and could not even lay the first few courses and maintain the traditional running bond. Somehow, the contractor made or found a lot of cut block, which is costly in the...
Forum: Sports
02-24-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,044
Posted By Concretemasonry

The person throwing/sliding the 45# stone and...

The person throwing/sliding the 45# stone and also put a spin on the stone, causing it to curve or "curl". The stones are about $400 - $500 each.

I think we have four different sites in the MSP/MN...
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Concretemasonry

I think you need a local engineer since you will...

I think you need a local engineer since you will only get "seat-of the pants"opinions on a building in Japan that much has more severe and variable seismic loads than other areas. A building with a...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By Concretemasonry

First, it sounds like poor finishing. The road...

First, it sounds like poor finishing. The road salt is a typical or normal excuse. Even tough your car is parked in the garage, I would bet it is left in the driveway where the ice and road salt can ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Concretemasonry

I think it is just a remnant of a drift on the...

I think it is just a remnant of a drift on the roof and has no relationship to an "ice dam".

I see these frequently through the winter and the locations change depending on the wind direction...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,169
Posted By Concretemasonry

I suggest you look at the depth and type of the...

I suggest you look at the depth and type of the possible footing/foundation under the plain gray CMU units before you go much further.

That is certainly a collection of concrete units you have -...
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Concretemasonry

klofdahl - The installation of "deadmen" is...

klofdahl -

The installation of "deadmen" is not advised.

The type of segmental retaining wall units (officially SRWs) that you referred to does not require or allow the use of dead men. I...
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Concretemasonry

Since the well is on your property, you also have...

Since the well is on your property, you also have some liabilities, an agreement written by you (or your attorney) would be to your advantage if it is shared.

Many states have documentation of all...
11-04-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Concretemasonry

Chandler is absolutely correct about the...

Chandler is absolutely correct about the temperature below grade is much warmer due to geothermal effects. The cooler temperatures, however, can cause moist air in a void space.

The mythical...
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Concretemasonry

Just using 4000 psi may not even be proper,...

Just using 4000 psi may not even be proper, depending on your climate.

Ideally, for winter freeze/thaw resistance for slabs both air entrained concrete AND 4000 psi compressive strength should be...
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Concretemasonry

What is your definition of "paver"? I real...

What is your definition of "paver"?

I real paver for and interlocking paver is a concrete unit that can be different shapes (brick, zig-zag brick, curved, etc) that has no surface dimension...
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Concretemasonry

I will follow this thread. This looks just...

I will follow this thread.

This looks just like mine, except cleaner/newer and your washer has a slightly higher amount of water per wash. Mine is in a laundry room and I have tried bleach, but...
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