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My latest project

SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
edited August 2018 in General Discussion
Why do I do this to myself?[:o)]
Each one of the cuts against the pebbles take about an hour to lay out, cut, and polish. There are 2"x2" tile going on the floor that will need to be cut to the 'creek and puddle' on the floor.
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  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Yee haw! Glad this one's over![:D]

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  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    This was a rust bucket second to none. My only regret was not taking a before picture. I got it home and it was crying soo much for help that I just ripped into it. The action was totally seized! I still need to do some bore work. The groups were a little big for my taste. What do you guys think?[8D]
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    The old guy I got from should of let it go long before I came along. Glad he didn't for my sake. It was a steel at $25. Guess I should of zoomed in alittle more. Sorry first pic posted ever.
    Born To Hunt... Forced To Work... #@!#$!!
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    redneckandy's post in the Engineer thread reminded of my latest project. Head gaskets/heads on a Caterpillar 3208 in a Kodiak Chevy.

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    An engineer is someone who will walk past five hot blondes just to [email protected] a mechanic.


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  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    I have been working on a 10,000 sq ft. home for two years now. I have laid 12,000 block and over 650 tons of stone on this big place. You would have to see it in real life to truly appreciate it. The walls are almost 4 foot thick at the base.

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    below I collected these big slabs for a couple years and got to use them

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    below is the patio we are completing, I designed that fireplace in the background.
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    These walls are 14ft. tall and will be 40"at the base and taper up to 10"
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    basement FP w/ wood box BTW I built these fire boxes all traditionally, no kits!
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  • IdahoboundIdahobound Member Posts: 20,585 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looks like it has one of those bars MTJoe was talking about.
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    That's where I'm headed now. [:D]
  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 22,319 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    looks good

    back around 1977 or so ( +/- ) I was working construction and we built and started the outdoor theme river scape ? in Dayton Ohio by building a huge set of steps / seating along the river just behind the old YMCA
    any way specs were all the seating / steps (what ever you choose) had to have river rock as your shower stall I hate too guess how many tons we hand placed and finished in . they were d in 50 pound bags came from Mexico if I remember .

    my dad as well as a few other's took a bag or two home and did sidewalks at there homes with them [:0][:0][;)]
  • mag00mag00 Member Posts: 4,668
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Idahobound
    Looks like it has one of those bars MTJoe was talking about.


    Still needs stocking[:D]

    Nice Job!
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    They are a pita but they do look pretty cool once done. I'm on to the upstairs tommorow to do the master shower with the same concept except they're round river rock instead of the flat pebbles.
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 49,580 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looks like the floor is done in tiles and the walls set by hand?
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    They're all interlocking 12x12 sheets but you have to cut em up to blend them as best as you can. The curb, niche and edges of walls are all individually laid.

    quote:Originally posted by He Dog
    Looks like the floor is done in tiles and the walls set by hand?
  • KnifecollectorKnifecollector Member Posts: 3,267 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Does it have a Schluter pan ?
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Nope. Im old school. Dry pack with 40m liner and cement brick for curb.

    quote:Originally posted by Knifecollector
    Does it have a Schluter pan ?
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,954 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would've made the drain go in the middle of the room for easy hosey cleaning. Truck/Rest Stop Style [:D].
  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 14,784 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice work, SG![^][^][^]
    That had to be a real pain in the backside.[:0]
    What grout did you use on it?
  • MercuryMercury Member Posts: 7,729 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Why isn't the shelf centered on the wall? That'd drive me batpoop crazy!


    Merc
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Because that's where the studs are and electrical and plumbing running through those studs didn't allow for that option.

    quote:Originally posted by Mercury
    Why isn't the shelf centered on the wall? That'd drive me batpoop crazy!


    Merc
  • gearheaddadgearheaddad Member Posts: 15,125 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Beautiful work!
    Is that an electric cord in the toilet?
  • scooterdriverscooterdriver Member Posts: 866 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hmmm - shouldn't there be a shower head on the back wall for when you have a friend over?
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Couple more recent jobs.

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  • asopasop Member Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I may have to get rid of our fiberglass surround shower insert and update[^]
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Most guys hate me when their wives go through my albums. They know it's going to cost them.[:D]


    quote:Originally posted by asop
    I may have to get rid of our fiberglass surround shower insert and update[^]
  • Old-ColtsOld-Colts Member Posts: 22,702 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Really nice work!!!!!

    If you can't feel the music; it's only pink noise!

  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Thanks, old-colts!
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    And a few more[:D]

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  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,333 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You're hired!
    I want you to come build one like that in my house.

    I thought I had a pretty nice brand new shower, five feet long with a nice bench seat in it, fiberglass, the Pride of Lowes. And then I saw your work.

    Come on down to North Carolina and build me one.
  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Let's see 28hrs round trip from Wi=$2100 @$75 per hour+$300 in gas + $200 food expense +roughly $3,500 in labor for a 4x5 walk-in= $6100 in labor not counting your material costs. Mighty expensive shower![:D]

    Let's make it happen![:D]
  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 23,817 ******
    edited November -1
    Be worth every penny, I?ll say. You are truly a skilled articifer.
  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 30,838 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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