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flashing

as far as I know (which is a LOT lol) you dont need to "flash" a chimney all the way up the wall. are you thinking of wall ties?
if you are, then here it goes... depends on your climate and the...
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You sound like a hard worker... lol tackling a...

You sound like a hard worker... lol tackling a chimney is more than most would attempt, but since your gonna try I might as well put my 2 cents worth in... a solid THICK footing on compacted gravel...
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Retaining wall?

first off, is it a retaining wall? if so why arent you using 8 in. block, theyre better, more common and probably cheaper. 2nd. I'm not quite sure why you embedded your first course in the footing....
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address

I'll admit I havent had the pleasure of being that creative, but if you havent done it yet, I think I would wait til after its poured to have a nice finish to your driveway, then, while its green, I...
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efflourescence

What I see is called efflourescence.... Its common here where I live and is nothing to worry about. It leaches out of the masonry when saturated. Its ugly to look at and the best way Ive found to...
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hey thanks.... I'm floating it btw... so what...

hey thanks.... I'm floating it btw... so what does the foam underlay do exactly? is it for squeeky floors? or am I way off base
10-15-09, 10:05 AM
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ants in da pants

I too have an ant problem.... Ive been told the ants I have are sugar ants.... all I know is they are the size if a large pin head and they like blood... as in any blood or meat left on the counter....
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retaining wall

Your imagination is as good as mine... What your suggesting is a temporary fix..... the bonds already broken, and the only solution I can "imagine" is what your suggesting with a kicker... you...
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Question mobile home and veneer wood flooring install

I'm remodeling and have already purchased the flooring....I'm told I need some barrier between the subfloor and the wood... wouldnt the original linoleum floor be considered a vapor barrier? if thats...
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These guys are right...your s.o.l. if you dont...

These guys are right...your s.o.l. if you dont have a footing to support your stone.... you can use "cultured stone" without a footing using the same methods.
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cracks

As small as the crack sounds I wouldnt worry about it for a while. the footing is probably settling in that corner... even if you presently cant see a crack in the concrete. Without grinding out the...
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mortar messes

Hydrochloric acid and water.. mix about 1/2 gal to about 3 gals water. get an acid brush (any hardware store) MAKE SURE you put the water in the bucket FIRST. as much as you want to mix, then slowly...
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when the going gets tough

Ive built a LOT of foundations out of block. so far from what Ive read, everyone seems on the right track. It HAS to have a footing it HAS to have LOTS of rebar...I place a vert every 2' (every block...
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stone veneer

definitely put a scratch coat on the block that your laying to. Also buy a bottle of "moosemilk" (concrete adhesive) to your mix... itll make your mud hotter and stickier. (1/8thC. per bag) Type "n"...
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