Jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix's Comments

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At 6:37pm on April 23, 2011, scott dobert said…
cool stuff!! the rock is awsome but your "wood work" is AWSOMER!!! gunna have to give wood a try some time that just looks wicked!! very real! hats off!
At 8:52pm on April 23, 2011, George Davis said…
Unbeleivable site, Was just cruzing thru lookin around and caught your profile by accident. Looks like you have busy again, that wood plank is awesome, when are you gonna color it?
At 9:37pm on April 26, 2011, Richard Batey said…
Thanks Jeff.
At 5:00pm on July 14, 2011, Christian Maucieri said…
Hey Jeff, Can you send me another  75 bags?
At 5:05pm on July 14, 2011, Christian Maucieri said…
Sorry Jeff I meant 35 bags, don't want to burn you out:-)
At 5:11pm on July 14, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
wow, good thing. I do have to go to work sometime.lol I will get you those in about a week. Thanks for your order, you are hands down my best customer. I will add that discount also.
At 8:00pm on July 14, 2011, Jeff Bonick said…
Ooop's, I meant mason mix (I just looked at the bag!) Home Depot sells it and it's type "N" Very convenient!
At 8:12pm on July 14, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
the mason mix I use is type s. It's the stronger of the two I believe.
At 9:38pm on July 14, 2011, John Eddington said…
Interesting link here:  http://www.mc2-ice.com/support/estref/popular_conversion_files/masonry/mortar.htm  The different types of mortars (type M, type S, type N) all spell out every othe letter of the workd "mason work."  Pretty neat.  Some pretty nice information on that page.
At 4:32am on July 15, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
hey john, for last 3 yrs all I have done is researched mixes. I have read just about everything there is to read about cements, mortars, and such.that is why I am so excited about my mix, I've done the research and the testing in efforts to put out the best product.i can tell you anything you want to knowabout this stuff. Thanks for the link, I will check it out.
At 9:28pm on July 17, 2011, scott dobert said…
ur not steppin on my toes thats how i felt, i just wanted to clairify that im not adv a mix just puttin mine out there to help. i want to give yours a go in the near future when i am back to doin mre carvin! dobert.
At 10:09pm on July 17, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
kul
At 4:34pm on August 26, 2011, scott dobert said…
THANKS JEFF!! and no welcome on the shout out!!
At 9:20pm on August 26, 2011, scott dobert said…
oops srry jeff!! i meant your welcome on the shout out!!
At 1:00pm on August 27, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
i know scott. appreciate it no matter how its spelled, lol
At 7:24am on September 11, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
Hey kenny, tru pak comes with light agg already in the mix. I think its almost all lightweight agg. Mine has no lightweight agg in it. The only thing that is the same is the weight. Orherwise, they are totally different.
At 6:22pm on September 11, 2011, Tru Pac/Walttools/Don said…

Jeff is correct.  The TruPac mix contains a good amount of lightweight materials designed for the overall square footage extension and weight reduction of the base mortar that is added to it. It takes about 110 pounds of regular weight mixes to cover cover the same sq footage as the 80 pound Trupac batch.

I can't speak for Jeff, but you have to be careful in further extending mixes that are already lightened because at some point you will effect the strength integrity of the mix.  Many common lightweight materials are not reactive during the hydration process of the cement and are merely filler.  Too filled and you are too weak, not to mention they get to be a pain to work with as the wet integrity of the mix suffers as well.

At 8:02pm on September 11, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
Don is also correct, too much light agg. will definitly weaken the mix. I tried many different lightweight agg. in my mixes and just couldnt get the strength i was after. It has its pro and cons just like any mix. Again, as i stated before, the difference in weight is minimal at best. The false body may give your a bit more sq footage, but on inverted or ceiling type applications, its almost a must.
At 5:26pm on September 16, 2011, scott dobert said…
hey jeff was just browsin and saw you have a web site up!! very nice!! congrats!!
At 7:08pm on September 16, 2011, jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix said…
thanks scott. I have some work to do on it. Have alot of repeat pics and im putting a kirtbag page on it next.

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