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  • Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-30-2015 at 03:27 AM
    This is a true stone wall that had crumbling mortar that I largely removed, it looks like this
    pic, but with dark stones and white pointing: you for your input!

  • Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-29-2015 at 09:16 PM
    I have a retaining wall that needs to be repointed. What mortar do I use? Specifically, I want
    to match the thin bright white decorative mortar layer applied to the surface. Do I need to
    allow open jo...

  • Posted in thread: Tile over a fireplace with drywall over the brick on 08-18-2014 at 07:02 AM
    My brother (gotta love him), has a house where one interior wall is brick with a fireplace, a
    brick hearth that runs the length of that wall and 2 brick cubby holes for wood storage. He
    wants to tile ...

  • Posted in thread: 8ft section of cinder block bowing on 07-12-2014 at 10:57 AM
    I am describing my parents house, 2 levels and a basement in Western Pennsylvania built ~1960.
    In 1991 we noticed cracking and bowing of an 8ft section of the basement wall. I dug up the
    water supply ...

  • Posted in thread: Ceiling joint cracks due to lack of tape? on 06-22-2014 at 04:12 PM
    My house was built in the 1940s and apparently WWII had the craftsmen understandably
    distracted. My kitchen ceiling has a multitude of cracks consistent with the dimensions of the
    drywall boards used ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors... on 04-30-2012 at 07:33 PM
    SPL...Good Luck you both for the replies. Simplefloors recommends following the grain of the
    existing floors, but when I shopped at two local hardwood floor suppliers they advised to go
    with either 3...

  • Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors... on 04-28-2012 at 04:41 PM
    I own a 120 yr old row house. The bedroom floors are the original 3/4" x 2 1/2" pine directly
    attached to the joists. The floor has been sanded and refinished twice. They are in bad shape
    (big gaps, s...


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