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Old 05-26-2014, 05:25 PM  
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Think you may want to post this somewhere where more people will see it. You are replying to my "Hello" post.
You would have to start a new thread for that.


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Old 05-26-2014, 06:26 PM  
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That mortar needs serious repointing. It might require taking down the upper courses and rebuilding. As Neal says (Neal is ALWAYS RIGHT) get an expert to do the evaluation. Money well spent. However, fireplace repointing is NOT a beginner job. Building a low block wall is a beginner job to learn proper joint grouting, leveling, alignment ... I really like your enthusiasm. Remember to celebrate each point in your series of successes. Remodeling can seem to drag forever, so break up the long slog by enjoying a segment of the job "well done." This will help your relationship and make the project a lot more fun.

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:55 PM  
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Nice try (still no beer for you)
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