My brick house has a number of cracks in its walls. We got the house inspected when we bought it, and the inspector said the cracks were worth taking care of, but weren't really serious. The cracks were repaired in the past, some of them repeatedly.
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I have a flagstone/fieldstone walkway to my back door. There are a lot of trip hazards from uneven stones, and we'd like to replace it with brick. What should be written into the bids I get from contractors to make sure I get a quality replacement? [more inside]
I cleaned my brick planters with a strong solution of muriatic acid, parts worked will, but one major section turned white with a film. How do I remove the film? The advice I read is to use muriatic acid to remove the film, but that seems to be causing the film on this one section.
I'll be visiting New York next week and I'd like to buy some jeans, but I have no idea where to look! It'll be my first trip to the U.S. and I'm not familiar with American retailers at all. My particular taste and even more particular body type will probably eliminate a lot of options, but I hope you can point out the ones that are left. [more inside]
My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same? [more inside]
Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
My house, a standard Victorian terrace, has several spalled bricks. I'm looking for a reliable, preferably cheap, brickwork specialist in [South] London. [more inside]
I recently removed an interior wall covering of about a ton of thin ( and joist bending ) brick like this
, or this
, and now have sheets of plaster and/or broken brick and plaster. Is there any other use for it around a house or yard; I don't like throwing it away and I'd have to take it to a construction dumpster due to its weight. [more inside]
Getting desperate, pretty much anywhere in the US may have to do. [more inside]
Am I losing all my heat through a large glass block window? [more inside]
I think I may have "bricked" my new Samsung Galaxy S3. Please help! [more inside]
I'd like to write a fictional short story about the construction of a skyscraper in Newark and an incident of corruption that threatens the structural integrity of the building (based loosely on the Citygroup Center incident
. Note: I'm not saying this crisis was caused by corruption). I am seeking books, articles, photos and videos (especially), and general inspirational material on modern skyscraper construction and, particularly, any incidents similar to the Citygroup crisis. Additionally, anything worthwhile on the city of Newark (I've watched Brick City
, which was the primary inspiration for the setting). Many thanks to all in advance!
I need advice about hiring someone to mount our 40" LCD TV on the brick wall above the fireplace in our New York City apartment. [more inside]
How can I insulate under my front door? [more inside]
Remember Brick, from Malcolm in the Middle? He used to do this thing where he'd say something, and then whisper it again to himself
. My kid does this. What does it mean? [more inside]
What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
Installation/exterior decoration artists: What materials to use to draw/paint permanent text and illustrations on a brick wall? [more inside]
Have you ever painted interior brick? Should I? [more inside]
DIYFilter: I have a small hole in a brick wall. Can I use expanding-foam to repair it? [more inside]
The good news: We found a house we love. The (you tell me if it's) bad news: Is the thing just sitting on a pile of bricks? [more inside]
Any issues to be aware of when wall mounting a flat tv to a brick wall? [more inside]
Is there a reason I shouldn't change the color of some bricks in my house with Rit dye? It seems to work fine, and doesn't smell nearly as much as wood stain does. [more inside]
Did I just brick this computer? [more inside]
How can I build a footpath from a door to the street that's economical and weather-resistant? [more inside]
How should I clean an interior brick wall? [more inside]
Is my iPod touch dead? [more inside]
What should I know before I attack this chimney? [more inside]
Brick Lane Curry House recommendations please. I must experience this quintessentially London tradition of a beer and a Curry on Brick lane.
What is your favourite curry house on Brick Lane? [more inside]
I'd like to tear up and replace my parents' sagging brick driveway this summer. What am I getting myself in to? Have any recommendations? [more inside]
Is it safe to restore an iPhone unlocked with AnySIM? [more inside]
How do I lay a stone/brick path over an area which is uneven due to tree roots? Instructions available on the web or books?
What's the best way to get weeds out of brick paving? [more inside]
I have an exposed brick wall in my house (it was like that when I moved in). It's quite irregular, and a bit rough, so I'm not sure I really want to paint it. But I would like to prevent the dusting and flaking, without it looking too shiny. Has anyone out there done this? Is it a spray process, or applied with a brush? And some people warn the wall then can't 'breathe.' If anyone's done this I'd appreciate any tips.
My wife recently took her home-based and internet-based candle/incense/etc business into the bricks-and-mortar stage. We have a good idea on what to do for internet advertising, but need suggestions for effective local business promotion. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good product for stopping an old brick interior chimney from powdering and dusting - and to make the brick look beautiful and shiny? [more inside]
MacUsersFilter: This seems like a fairly simple Google search, but I'm coming up short all over the place; what is the name of the little part with the actual power prongs that interfaces into the power brick shipping with all Macs, and will interface with any power brick (post Yo-Yo), any AirPort Express, or any iPod charger brick? [more inside]
We recently purchased an old rowhome in Philly & are slowly but surely doing some renovations to it. We're pondering ripping out some drywall to expose a bit of brick, but are trying to figure out the best way to see what's under there before destroying everything. [more inside]
I'm 18 and I had to move out of my parents house. I'm in an apartment in Jersey City. I don't have cockroaches, there aren't any leaks, its a really great apartment and these are all small things that I've been dealing with the last few months. [more inside]
Help me find a Zach Morris 'brick' style cell phone that acts as a working headset when attached to your current cell. [more inside]
Is this ampersand some sort of mason's mark
for bricks? [more inside]
[LondonCurryFilter] What's the best curry house in Brick Lane? [more inside]
How do you remove paint from a brick fireplace? [more inside]
What can I do with an unattractive brick wall in a family room? [more inside]
Spilled polyurethane wood stain on my brick walkway - is it doomed? [more inside]
I just got a PSP (firmware v. 1.52) and want to run SNES emulation software on it, but am TERRIFIED of bricking it. [more inside]
What does the term "Chicago brick" mean? I Googled and found plenty of references, but no definition. I have heard that it refers to houses done in multi-colored brick, but it may also refer to a certain type of brick. Interested in photos, any info about derivation of the term. Thanks!