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Old 11-13-2008, 02:32 PM
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Let's not rip into him too bad. Granted, the joints are wide, but overall it seems pretty decent. Perhaps his client preferred the joints wider. The patio looks well graded and the stone layout is good... except for the few small stones. Overall, it's not as horrible as some of you make it out to be.

Just take the criticism with a grain of salt and use it to to better on the next project - that's what this site is all about.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:43 PM
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overlay....cut through both pieces
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:58 PM
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George..I think the patio looks good. This last pic looks different in the joints than Georges does. Is this last one a different type of sand or is it mortar?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:10 PM
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I used mortar........the stone is set in mortar on top of a concrete pad.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:13 PM
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Little off topic but I see a lot of folks not doing this.........finishing touches. Must be flagstone/bluestone. Try this with slate and it will split on you vs pop. Instead take a hand held rotor and sand the saw marks smooth.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:33 AM
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you need pants for granite.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:35 AM
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tthomass... what exactly does that do?
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:01 PM
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You do great work, tthomass. How did you get those stones to fit togeather so perfectly?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:36 AM
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Thomas...That is work of a Real Pro. Hand-Cut Select Grade Bluestone patio.

Concrete rat slab, check
Select Grade Flagstone, check
Joints under 1", check
Will be there in 50 years, check

Hell, you probably used type 'S' mortar too.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:37 PM
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You should be using a different tip on that torch.. I think it's the Rosette tip. The one your using is for cutting.
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