I didn't realize the blades were that cheap. Even a 'standard' steel
blade costs much more than that! I figured a diamond blade would be
expensive. I wonder 'what' a masonry blade is (gotta google that).
I will snap a picture in the light of the morning and post so you can see
what they look like.
you could cut the sprinkler hole with a diamond hole bit and some water,
but that would set you back $100 or more. easier is simply a masonary
drill bit. it'd be slow, but still work ok, although there's some slight
chance that the slab will crack.
if you take it to a place that fabricates granite countertops, they'd
probably drill your hole for a few dollars.
No need for *me* to Google GFCI Triple Tap cord.
Long, long before GFCI-protected extension cords were readily
available at any Home Center, I took about 3 feet of outdoor extension
cord, put a plug on one end and a GFCI duplex receptacle in a weather
proof receptacle box on the other. It lives in the same crate that my
extension cords live.
I've had that same peace of mind for decades.
Well, masons used to cut bricks by scoring them with a mason's chisel...
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then break them. I don't think that would work well in your case because of
the layered structure of the stone. Your best bet is a diamond blade. You
can get a 4 1/2" angle grinder at HF for $15; a dry cut diamond blade to fit
for less than $10.00
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To drill the round hole, you can get bits for that purpose...you can do it
by hand with a star drill...you can do it with a saber saw with a tile
cutting carbide blade (has carbide pieces sintered on)...you can do it by
hand with a carbide rod blade on a hack saw. With th saws, you gotta have a
While I'm at it (cutting flagstone to create a walkway) ... would you
suggest I try to repair these three holes in existing flagstone set in
How would you fix these damaged pieces (all set in concrete)?
This is in the worst damaged flagsone (in a heavy load area):
This is inexplicably just starting to break into pieces:
And, this one, looks like it's going to go the same route:
I'm guessing the way to fix these are to chisel them out, and to chisel
out the concrete below them - and then fit a custom-fit piece of the
right thickness back into place.
The problem of course is fitting the piece in and cutting all the
Is there an easier way to repair these flaws?
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