From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 32,144
Visited Last 30 days: 109
Forum Messages
Total: 20,888
Last 30 days: 10
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,158
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,364
Last 30 days: 2
Connections
Total: 15,226
Last 30 days: 3
Downloads
Total: 85,784

Journals

Name
Tenants-Right-When-S... Maryland, MD
49 Visits | 1 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
Magic-Of-The-SideSto... San Carlos, CA
86 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
117,866 Visits | 999 Posts | 2,572 Pix | 47 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
26,156 Visits | 271 Posts | 435 Pix | 4 Videos
E2custom
507 Visits | 4 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
draingrepairsnj
481 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
49,825 Visits | 44 Posts | 193 Pix | 0 Videos
medicareinsurance
509 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Whiteheads-Marsh-Dom
481 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tracispermits Patchogue, AL
515 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
2,245 Visits | 34 Posts | 52 Pix | 0 Videos
Vintage-Oaks-Cabin New Braunfels, TX
868 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Z-Oen Dayton, OH
638 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
1,433 Visits | 22 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
MadeByMelissaPdByChr... Berea, KY
707 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Geosynthetic-Systems
709 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
vanphuccity Ho Chi Minh, AL
735 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MCKAY-ICF-BUILD Oconomowoc, WI
698 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
773 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
1,469 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Sally0.001

We have just finished watching your Workshop DVDs and found them full of good advice. I especially liked the reason you gave for requesting labor-only bids - that your lawyer won't let you have the sub furnish the materials due to liens from material suppliers. I will definitely use that!
Kim Oleson

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 7/8/2018

So it was a ridiculously busy week but I finally was able to address the door after last week's work.  Again the progress was a bit slow, but steady at least.

Once again I was annoyed that gravity is such a remarkably fickle opponent, and I ended up doing a bunch of rework when I put on a stone only to have it fall off a few minutes later.  I gradually realized through some experimentation that the best way to make this stuff stay there, given the chicken wire mesh I'd put down, was to "butter" the stone very heavily and then set the stone very firmly onto the wall.  After about five minutes of holding the rock would usually suffice for it to set properly.  I only had to reset two of the stones that fell off, in both cases because I hadn't used enough mortar.

I did some other experimenting and also figured out that it was much simpler to set the "middle" stones once I had some "lower" stones to use as bracing and such.  I also wrestled up a bunch of pieces of lumber that (over time) I was able to configure to help brace and "push" the stone into place while things were setting.

Since the doors open inwards I went ahead and let some of the edges of the stone overlap the edge of the door.  Once that's grouted in properly I think that will look nice and make it a bit more "hole in the wall" (at least that's my hope, anyway).

Again I didn't go very fast, but I got more done at least!  More in a week!


Steven in Colorado

Photos

Progress showing a lot of bracing and support towards the end of the stacking so far.
A closer shot showing the edge along one part of the door where the rock overlaps the door frame. Beyond you can see fireplace and the top of the Yes I'll Get It Done I Swear antler chandelier.


My Construction Website


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2019 Consensus Group Inc.