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Old 03-22-2011, 10:40 PM
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quality is typically defined by the things you cant see.

What would you like to see? Pictures of the 1600 tons of stone in this project?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:27 PM
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I'd get rid of that goofy looking pillar cap!

You got it all wrong!

He's trying to mimick the statues in this job we did a few years ago!







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Old 03-23-2011, 09:11 AM
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^^^^^he should have at least been holding a jug pouring water out!
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:23 AM
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Am I the only one that doesn't understand freestanding pillars? They're overused on this job but your construction skills look good. I guess they're a good location for glare producing light fixtures. When will the job be "completed"?
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:10 PM
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mrusk,

Looks very nice. Quick ?. What is the reason for running all that block,
through what i am guessing is a stairway, in the photo above with all the fill stone?

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:19 PM
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^^Cause theres a right way and a wrong way to build things.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:58 PM
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mrusk,

Looks very nice. Quick ?. What is the reason for running all that block,
through what i am guessing is a stairway, in the photo above with all the fill stone?

Jay
I bean in this bidness for 15 years. I can not tell you how many steps we have constructed. We have NEVER ran all that block through the steps. This is a practice that the block manufacturers created in their step instructions so that they can sell MORE block.

Kinda like the instructions on the shampoo bottle say "lather twice".

Kinda like the motor oil industry has lobbied with the car manufacturers to get people to change their oil every 3,000 miles.

You oil DOES NOT need changed every 3,000 miles. You hair does not need lathered twice.

And steps do not need a bunch of block buried like that
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:05 PM
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All that $$ spent on that project and they left the rusty old wellhead in the middle of it?


Beautiful job rusky
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:10 PM
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The problem with the 4" pipe isn't the visibility (even thought they are unsightly), it is the function. The drainage behind a wall has to be at the lowest level. If water were to get to the level of that pipe, youl'd better be running, as the whole thing will be ready to collapse.
First if you look at the surcharge behind the wall there will be little to no water behind the wall at any one time.

if you build a wall and at anytime see water flowing through that pipe make sure you are standing far away from that wall.

The pipe is not there for drainage it is there to relieve hydrostatic pressure if something goes wrong behind the wall. I don't think in this instance we need to worry about that.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:55 PM
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Am I the only one that doesn't understand freestanding pillars? They're overused on this job but your construction skills look good. I guess they're a good location for glare producing light fixtures. When will the job be "completed"?

All those pillars remind me of a Walmart parking lot's light poles...........







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-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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