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    Thanksgiving wish

    may your Thanksgiving turkey be tender & cooked properly to avoid salmonella poisoning, may your team(s) win even tho their franchise player(s) is under arrest for some heinous crime involving underage wimmins, the team won't pay bail 'cause even they are disgusted he's a team member, may...
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    Cold weather concrete placing

    http://www.concreteconstruction.net/extreme-weather-construction/a-wintry-mix-how-to-ensure-good-concrete-in-cold-weather_o.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CCIU_012615&day=2015-01-26 - worthwhile short read
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    Cracked basement cmu wall - invisible strengthening method

    http://www.doityourself.com/forum/br...wall-pins.html std wtrproofing trade method is steel i-beams or box beams lugg'd into the foundation & plated to ceiling joists,,, don't like transferring lateral soil pressure up against the floor
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    Cracked basement cmu wall - invisible strengthening method

    http://www.doityourself.com/forum/bricks-masonry-cinder-block-paving-walking-stones-asphalt-concrete/538752-basement-wall-strengthening-w-concealed-wall-pins.html std wtrproofing trade method is steel i-beams or box beams lugg'd into the foundation & plated to ceiling joists,,, never liked...
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    Deck coating problems

    http://www.durabilityanddesign.com/n...=view&id=12256 personally never liked the stuff when it was owned by synta here in atl
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    Sources for waterproofing materials

    some have asked privately where we buy stuff for waterproofing exterior walls & building bsmt french drains Zoeller pumps exclusively - this pump is the industry standard for all of us - m-53 - Zoeller M53 Mighty Might Sump Pump Brand New | eBay another source is grainger & ferguson - you'll...
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    Restoring open grained wood deck

    had 1 of my guys p/w nagzilla's deck last yr using 4Kpsi @ 4gpm pressure wshr,,, even w/turbo nozzle, he got too close & opened up the grain,,, its something to be repaired before we put this place up for sale,,, i'm not thrilled w/latex stains as i think they're just coarse ground pigmented...
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    what do you call those brick thingies to repair brick ? twisted wire iirc

    brick ties, brick pins, what ? we used them in nj to stabilize brick veneer but i can't remember the name,,, bulldog a small hole, blow it out, dip the twisted brick thingie in epoxy, & hammer them into the brick & backup cmu,,, just cannot remember their name & we've got a 30' chimney to...
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    EFFLORESCENCE ON BRICK / CMU's

    there's always questions on this item & there's an article in this month's issue of ' builder ' magazine efflorescence = surface deposit of whitish powdery material of mineral salts. salty stuff remains as carrying water evaporates. sources can be mortar sand or deicing salts rising from...
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