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Old 01-16-2019, 04:28 PM   #1
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Real thin stone veneer drystacking


Hi folks, first time poster. I am doing a drystack on my fireplace with Halquist thin veneer castle stone. My stone supplier told me that lots of guys are now using adhesive to accomplish this instead of morter, so this appealed to me since im not a mason. Grew up in a family full of painters and carpenters but unfortunately no masons lol. So i was just curious if anyone on here is doing this as well for drystacking thin stone and their thoughts? Also, since i will be doing quite a bit of cutting on the stone to get nice tight seams, what tile saw would you recommend? 10" saw, or would a 7" work? Thanjs for any help!
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When using adhesives, use a small bead, and spread it with a notched trowel.

I like to use a thick plastic ( credit card), cut in half with pinking shears, to spread the adhesive, this will give you better control of squeeze out, and let the veneers lie better, closer, and solid.

Don't get the adhesive too close to the edges, and squeeze out is minimized.

And a 7 inch WET SAW is my choice of cutting tools, Diamond blade, Mine has a nice sliding bed, and is a dream to cut tile with, take it slow, and steady.



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Thanks Ed! How much should i spend on a decent wet saw? Generally the more you spend the better the tool, but not always of course. I'd like to keep it under $500 if at all possible.
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I'm not sure of the current prices, I bought mine new at Home Depot, 15? years ago, for $389.99.

It is their house brand, and it works great,

I advise to rent one for a couple of weeks if the price is good, If you only have the one project to do, but if you have several projects in line for it, buying is the way to go.

Then when you are done with it, put it up for sale to someone else, and get half your cost back.

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I like to use a thick plastic ( credit card), cut in half with pinking shears
Preferrably the wife's current one
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I am in the same boat, I too like the Halquist stakledge product and will be installing the charcoal thin cut on an interior Durock wall.

Since I've hung the Durock, I've thinsetted the joints, but I have some mesh exposed, images in the two links.

Do I need to go over these to cover the mesh or is this acceptable?

Thank you
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Well, i finally got one column done on my archway. This was kind of a pre project before i take on the fireplace. Holy smokes what a pain in the rear! I went with tapered columns which caused me to angle cut all 6 sides of my corner pieces. But, very happy with how it turned out.
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