DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > Laying Dry Stack ledge stone




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2008, 07:32 PM  
Blue Jay
Senior Member
 
Blue Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: La Rue, Ohio
Posts: 250
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default Laying Dry Stack ledge stone

Trying to lay dry stack ledge stone on a chimney chase, Have the wire mesh in place but can not get the stone to stick. Supplier said to use type N cement at a ratio of 3 sand to 1 cement, would this be correct? Spread the mix about 1/4" past wire and then push the stone in back to the wire. Tried with consistency to lay block with and then kept whetting it down, but alas NO luck. Am I on the right track and just not holding my mouth right or have I met my DIY match?
Thanks for any help.



__________________
Blue Jay is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2008, 08:17 AM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,073
Liked 122 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 300

Default Hmmm

Mabey your mix is to wet?
Also you need little pieces of wood to keep the stuff from sliding down ,start at the bottom with little wedges and work your way up.



__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2008, 08:04 PM  
Blue Jay
Senior Member
 
Blue Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: La Rue, Ohio
Posts: 250
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

I have played around with the mix from dry to wet and did NOT have any better luck, been talking with a local mason and he gave me some stuff to apply to make it sticker, will try it out tomorrow afternoon. Also will make some wedge shims, thanks for the tip.

__________________
Blue Jay is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2008, 08:09 PM  
Square Eye
Senior Member
 
Square Eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,273
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

If all else fails, you can get a mastick to hold the stones and tuck-point the mortar in after you stick the stones.

__________________

[URL="http://www.houserepairtalk.com/announcement.php?f=39&a=6"][size=3]The Ten Commandments of House Repair Talk[/size][/URL]



[URL="http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=289528&ck="]Square Eye's home page[/URL]

Square Eye is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
artificial stone? Leal General Home Improvement Discussion 4 12-11-2008 09:18 PM
stone wall waterfall help debj Framing and Foundation 2 05-03-2008 11:40 AM
Replacing wood porch with stone Daniel General Home Improvement Discussion 4 03-10-2008 07:22 AM
stone faced cinderblock zeggate General Home Improvement Discussion 5 02-01-2008 12:21 PM
Fireplace project - refacing with stone CurtX Flooring 2 10-15-2006 07:50 AM