A couple of my recent jobs


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Well it has been hot lately, but still working doing some projects. Not as much time enjoying the pond or photography for that matter. Lots of work.

Here is a before

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Here is the after, I just finished this today so the mortar is still wet at the ceiling and the rest still is not fully dry yet. You can see the base is lighter then the top.
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Here is a woodstove setup with a big piece of stone for the hearth, it is 48" x 65". The finished floor will be flush once they are done.
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Here is a outside fireplace with a wood box on the side with a interior fireplace also

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Here is the interior fireplace, this is a Rumford design which is very shallow

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Very impressive work, looks like great craftsmanship, and well worth the effort.
 
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Excellent work @RobAmy! Seeing all those fireplaces makes me eager to fire up our stove....but....that would mean Summer and all the lush greenery around our pond would be gone! I'm conflicted! Thanks a lot! :ROFLMAO::p

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Could have used your services back when I was a g.c . Nice work you take a lot of pride in your work.
 
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Nice work Rob! For the stone surround was it a cultured stone that came in sheets or did you buy a pile of stones and you had to assemble it on the wall one by one?
 
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Nice work Rob! For the stone surround was it a cultured stone that came in sheets or did you buy a pile of stones and you had to assemble it on the wall one by one?
Hi Keith, this was all real stone so no panels at all. Individual pieces which we cut to fit. Thanks for the comment
 
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Excellent work @RobAmy! Seeing all those fireplaces makes me eager to fire up our stove....but....that would mean Summer and all the lush greenery around our pond would be gone! I'm conflicted! Thanks a lot! :ROFLMAO::p

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Funny, I love a fire too. I do not even have one in my own house. That is why a built a firepit by the pond. I enjoy them both at once.
 

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Hi Keith, this was all real stone so no panels at all. Individual pieces which we cut to fit. Thanks for the comment
That is REAL stone work! Great jobs!
 
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Funny, I love a fire too. I do not even have one in my own house. That is why a built a firepit by the pond. I enjoy them both at once.
With lovely work like that it seems a crime not to have one in your house! Ours is the only heat source for our cabin, so I made sure to build it pretty.

I've seen pics of your pond side firepit, and it tempts me to move ours to the pond!
 

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I love wood stoves if they had offered it for my house when it was built I would have done one
 
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Rob. You did a great job of getting a good pattern with the stones. Did you lay out the stones together first or did you go picking one by one as you installed them? ...or maybe even put them in piles labeled A,B,C etc and you knew which pile to pick from? As a GC I have seen some people do a great job installing stones one by one and then somehow the pattern gets messed up in one spot and it's too late to change them! Now I know why your pond looks so good!
 
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I love wood stoves if they had offered it for my house when it was built I would have done one
Sisssy they have gas fired inserts today that don't require a huge chimney and just a hole through to the outside. yes there's considerations to workout like how close to a window ect. You can make any mantle you'd like to fit around it.
 
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I love the Rumford design ! Years ago we rented an old farm house that had a similar fireplace, it was charming :)
 

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We only have propane here and I do not want the bill for something I will only use in the winter .I have a fireplace and if southern va gas brings lines down my road then I would consider it as I love gas stoves to cook with .I only right now have electric bill .I thought about a pellet stove and then neighbor put one in and there was a shortage of pellets which raised the price and he had an automatic feed put in also .But the shortage meant that winter he could not even get them .Even propane shortage that year here .The price went up
 
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They have gas logs for propane as well as long as it has doors it can help heat your home.
We have an replica of an old colonial fireplace with bread boxes. Energy pig if there ever was one we don't ever use it I stuffed if full of insulation and caped the flue years ago. but it looks so unique we can't tear it out and putting doors on kills the look.
 

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