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  1. Thread: Marble blocks

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    Re: Marble blocks

    So you would just throw out all that marble?
    I can't bring myself to do that: It's beautiful stone, square cut on 5 sides, smooth finish, all quarried within probably 10 miles of the house.
    You're...
  2. Thread: Marble blocks

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    Marble blocks

    In renovating the foundation of an old house in a quarry town, we have stumbled across about 150 square feet of 8-inch-thick, white marble blocks cut to roughly the dimensions of cinder blocks.
    I'm...
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    Re: Anybody familiar with old cement board?

    I appreciate the help guys. I haven't taken much out, so can't verify the 4-foot lengths, but 16 inches is right.
    The finish plasterers did an amazing job. It's smoother and more even than a lot of...
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    Anybody familiar with old cement board?

    We just bought and I just started renovating an old (c. 1910) house that was completely renovated in 1974 or so. It's our third house of similar vintage, so I have had some practice.

    The closets...
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    Re: Adding Insulation to floored attic

    On the advice of an architect friend, I built a 12x12 space out of 2 inch thick styrofoam sheets (R-10 each) stacked crosswise on top of each other, then topped it with 1/4 inch plywood for a storage...
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