What better day than April Fools to post a long overdue update on our basement progress?Yes folks, this blog post isn't a joke, so don't worry, you're not going to be had in the last line or two. However, this post is a bit out of character, as it largely...
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On the 3rd DIY of Christmas I did for my true love to see, patching the hole in the side of our house. This large and unsightly hole has been in the side of our house for more than a year and a half, since July 2014 to be exact. It's...
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Recently I wrote several posts detailing the process we've taken to repoint a portion of our 19th century masonry. From proper mortar selection to the whole learning process associated with making good looking mortar joints, it was a laborious task with a bit of a learning curve, but one made...
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Repointing is easy! Yes, that's right, easy peasy!I know, I said it was an exercise in futility, doubted the beauty of our initial attempts, and potentially even swore under my breath a few times when I was somewhat frustrated during my initial batch of mortar, but I think I've got...
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Last week we filled you in on a little project we decided to undertake involving the repointing of the interior exposed brick on one of our chimneys. The mortar of the chimney has long since seen its best days, leaving much of the old limestone and sand mortar crumbling and...
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