/ Another Restoration Project #111
- Nov 26, 2012
- case 570lxt, JCB 1550B, Gradall 534c, Hyster C612B,Ford 445A
I used the backhoe on my jobs for a while, being that those were farm tractors with loader kit and backhoe kits they were clumsy and not well balanced. I saved up and bought a new one with a 4 in 1 plus a hydraulic jack hammer. That kept going and I added another. Things just grew from there.Did you sell the backhoe when you where done with rebuilding it?
I enjoy installing manufactured stone. When I first did it, I used mortar to attach it, but I never cared for how easy it is to remove them once the mortar has set. Now I use Tile Thinset and I install them the same as I do tile with a half inch notched trowel. You have to destroy the stone to get it off!!! I also like to use half inch Hardie Backer boards over the OSB and House Wrap. I'm thinking about putting Redgard on the Hardie when I do it again. I cut the stone with my 4 1/2 inch grinder most of the time, but my tile wet saw does a much nicer job for those more visible areas.