Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2010, 07:29 PM   #1201
Member
 
downrightart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 151
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
OK, now that was funny!
Hey, he WOULD be the one to quote you, and yet hasn't answered my serious quote! (I'm teasing, of course.)

Btw, did I miss the lavander flower bush? I saw the lavendar in your pics on the former page, but I suwannee that one looks like an Azalea, but I haven't seen one that color and the one I saw here....didn't look like one.

I get hung up on something and I can't let go---forgive me. Just PM me and I'll be fine Coco.

downrightart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #1202
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,997
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
(Sorry, couldn't resist quoting you on that...)
gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 09:44 PM   #1203
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Yeah...I'm still chuckling over Dan's reply as well.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 10:22 AM   #1204
Member
 
jlhaslip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canadian Rockies
Posts: 1,280
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Would you guys quit making jokes and let Cocobolo get back to work... he's behind schedule already...


__________________
Quote:
Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 10:45 AM   #1205
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jlhaslip View Post
Would you guys quit making jokes and let Cocobolo get back to work... he's behind schedule already...


He's right...listen to the man, would you?

Thanks jl
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #1206
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by downrightart View Post
Hey, he WOULD be the one to quote you, and yet hasn't answered my serious quote! (I'm teasing, of course.)

Btw, did I miss the lavander flower bush? I saw the lavendar in your pics on the former page, but I suwannee that one looks like an Azalea, but I haven't seen one that color and the one I saw here....didn't look like one.

I get hung up on something and I can't let go---forgive me. Just PM me and I'll be fine Coco.
...tell you what I'll do.

I will put a pic or two with flowers up with every post about building. I'll start with the azaleas and rhodos. I just took pics of all the red/mauve/purple/dark pink flowers a few minutes ago, so you can take your pick.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:13 PM   #1207
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


OK...so now I need to get some sort of bricks or blocks cut up for the footrest in the shower.

First have to check the masonry stash to see what we have on hand. Everyone needs a masonry stash, don't they?
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-masonry-stash.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-ceanothus.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-red-azalea-jg.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-purp-rho-bud-jg.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:15 PM   #1208
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


It looks like there's enough to do the job. So I scooped up a wheelbarrow load.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-barrow-load.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-japanese-iris-jg.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-rhodo-pot-close.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-red-fl-bush.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:18 PM   #1209
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Now the problem will be cutting these things.

I seemed to think that the saw manufacturer claimed that the saw would cut 2" thick masonry products. Where have we heard that before.

So I checked the literature and it clearly states 2 and 1/3"! Holy moly, could we be in luck!

Then I measured a brick - several actually...
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-brick-measure.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:22 PM   #1210
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Ahhh...crap...just too big by nearly 3/16".

But then I remembered that the thick rubber was yanked off the table...could we still be in luck?

Voila!
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-brick-table.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-red-fl-bush.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-heather-hebe.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-big-bush.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:28 PM   #1211
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Man...that was sooo close!

I really do think the bricks would have jammed had the rubber still been there.

And for a change, let me give some credit to the saw. It cut through the brick like butter.

About the only good thing about this saw is the motor, drive and arbor assembly. That seems to be well built and good and robust. The motor starts up instantly - by that I mean it reaches full speed right now. And it is quiet, which is always a good sign.

Now what I need is a decent porcelain blade. Did a whole bunch of research last night, and that is definitely my worst problem.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-cut-bricks-1.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-red-azalea-jg2.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:31 PM   #1212
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Now I will go and finish cutting enough bricks to get up to a suitable height, then clean out the corner where they will all go.

Fortunately, I just happen to have some bags of mortar mix on hand as well. Never know when these things might come in handy.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 01:20 PM   #1213
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Rightey-O, now we have enough bricks cut for the job.

This pile stacks to 15 3/8", and by the time the mortar is in there it should be just over 18".

Add the tile on top and that should be just about right. Looks like it might work out OK after all.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-brick-stack.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #1214
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


The sun is attempting to make an appearance, not doing well so far.

A few more flowers from todays' pics. Beautybush, iris, wife's opium crop and something in the herb bed.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-beautybush.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-iris-1.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-opium-crop.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-herbs.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #1215
Member
 
jlhaslip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canadian Rockies
Posts: 1,280
Default

Gulf Island Building.


How do you plan to tie the block to the wall?

Nice flowers. The Lilacs here are stinking us out... I love it.


__________________
Quote:
Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.