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Concrete Repair #1: Hairline Cracks

12-22-2009 09:36 AM by John W. | 1 comment »

Hairline Cracks can be filled simply using Concrete Welder, available in a cartridge format. Make sure the crack is clean and free of moisture. Open cartridge and squeeze Concrete Welder directly into the crack. Use a scraper or straight-edge to smooth the material out. Wipe up any excess material and allow to dry for 30 minutes. Now the crack is filled and ready for use.

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Call before you dig this spring

04-09-2009 04:06 PM by DigSafely | 4 comments »

Thanks for letting me post here, Michal! I just wanted to remind all the handymen and women out there that April is National Safe Digging Month across the country. National Safe Digging Awareness Month is dedicated to informing gardeners and DIYers about the importance of calling 811 to have their buried utility lines marked before they dig. An underground utility line (think natural gas, cable, fiber optics) is accidentally struck once every TWO minutes in the U.S., and these accidents can c...

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Adobe brick making #2: Some adobe brick abodes

02-18-2009 01:01 PM by daltxguy | 7 comments »

As part of my adobe brick making series, I thought I might show some examples of what an adobe brick building might look like. I guess most people might imagine that an adobe brick building must necessarily look like came out of the southwest US but not so. Mudbrick has been used for centuries and there are far more mudbrick homes than you probably imagine. Many of them look like any other building that you are used to seeing. I’ve chosen to limit my pictures to homes built here i...

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Adobe brick making #1: Trial mixes

02-04-2009 12:41 PM by daltxguy | 13 comments »

Several years ago now, my partner and I took a 1 week course on building with adobe bricks/cob. We are lucky here in New Zealand that some hard working people developed approved building standards for adobe brick construction. Our instructor, Richard Walker was one of the people responsible for this standard. Our forest property sits on some ideal clay soil and we are interested in sourcing our new construction entirely from materials found on or near the site, so adobe should figure somew...

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New house building project #4: Glass doors for the 6 medicine cabinets

09-07-2008 07:06 AM by PaBull | 9 comments »

Today I was busy making the glass doors for the medicine cabinets for all the bathrooms in the house. I thought I might as well share the fun with you guys. First thing I had to do after I cut the styles and rails, was make a jig to do the coping on the router table. My router table is build in with the table saw, very basic. Here some pictures of that jig. The pictures are not the best, I took them with my PDA, sorry. The jig rides against the edge of the table. Now here...

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