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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

Hire someone. Call a local marble yard. (Not a kitchen/bathroom store, but the places they send you to for your countertops). Ask them for a labor quote to come do it for you. I'm guessing the ...
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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

The other answers are good workarounds, but do you know they make actual portable wet saws for this? For example: It even includes a water line that you connect to a small pump. The problem with ...
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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop

It's more likely a manmade conglomerate stone, or it could be a natural Breccia. A very similar if not the same look is described as Breccia Aurora. Which is a type of marble. Image Source, no ...
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How to mount cabinets on concrete wall

When you mount things on wood (plywood over concrete/brick/block/etc. or into studs): You can remove and replace easily. If you want to replace in the exact same spot, use a slightly larger screw ...
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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

Rent a diamond saw or put a diamond blade in a tool you already own, like a circular saw. It's going to make a huge amount of dust, but that's the tradeoff you make cutting dry. You'll also have to ...
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Is this concrete or a natural stone?

Yes it's probably concrete. You should probably leave it there as you don't want water to go under the pipe because that may erode whatever is supporting it, which then may lead to breakage and ...
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What should go under my stone house foundation?

It is more likely that the act of digging has dislodged the dirt from under the foundations. You should fill it in with concrete or gravel/scoria. And then ram it tight. Not for the water, but to ...
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Installing a floating stone wall around the TV

Wall tiles are not supported by the floor or by the tile beneath. They are glued to the wall with tile adhesive, and gaps in between that are later filled with grout. The adhesive does all the work. ...
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What hand tools would I need to remove a portion of this stone wall?

All you need is an iron bar and leverage. For example, this one goes for $30. Just wedge the flat end between two layers, and pry off. The mortar is unlikely to be gluing the stones together, so they'...
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What hand tools would I need to remove a portion of this stone wall?

If you can get a heavy duty extension cord, say 12 gauge wire, rent an electric "demo hammer" from the local rental company. Get the largest hand held they have for rent. It should make ...
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What are the best anchors I can use to wall mount an X95K (32.1kg, 70lb) television to a solid limestone fireplace?

I would use lead anchors due to the stone and with the load the anchors will be under. I have used lead anchors for this type of application several times with no issues, they tend to conform to the ...
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What are the best anchors I can use to wall mount an X95K (32.1kg, 70lb) television to a solid limestone fireplace?

the anchors you are using are not suited for limestone, as you can see they did not even open as they should. the limestone is probably 1/2 or 3/4 inch thick, and the anchor has not grip you will have ...
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How to address the leakage from the back of newly installed stone sink?

I'm surprised it doesn't leak way before 4 to 6 inches. I'd be cleaning that whole mess up, scrape all the caulk, epoxy up from the bottom and corners, redo the drain and then and only then, re caulk ...
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Can this damage to Quartzite corners be repaired?

If the stone installer is a sub from your general contractor, he should be the one to confront the installer. You need to confront the GC and let them know of your dissatisfaction. Like all the ...
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RePoint field stone wall foundation

What you want is type-N mortar. You can buy it premixed, or mix your own -- I always prefer to mix my own, as it's cheaper, and having the raw ingredients around allows me to make other types of ...
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Can I use bluestone as a paver base

Open gradation without compaction is fine for something lightly pressured like a walkway, but the growing preference for open graded crushed stone is based on its high relative density when placed ...
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Can I use bluestone as a paver base

The only thing that should matter is if it's crushed stone or gravel. Crushed stone is preferred for drainage applications. When you tamp it, it is supposed to interlock and provide a more stable base ...
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What kind of adhesive should I use to secure a concrete paver stone step?

Use fast set concrete, it will last much longer than the glue and is much cheaper
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ADDING FAUX STONE TO CONCRETE FOUNDATION

Is paint removal something you'd entertain? There's no worry about damaging the surface since it'll be covered with new materials. An angle grinder with a knotted wire cup brush or a diamond concrete ...
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