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December 2012 Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

FEATURES

Fireplaces and Chimneys
The masonry heater revealed: A Q&A with the president of the Masonry Heater Association of North America

Fireplaces and Chimneys
How refractory mortar for masonry fireplace and chimney construction can be a wise choice

Scaffolding
A look at why modular stages are on the rise

Waterproofing
What you should know about using housewrap for masonry applications

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COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor
Chairman’s Message
Government Affairs
New Products
Business Building
Full Contact PM
Classified Advertising
News
New Members
MCAA Upcoming Education


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MASONRY MAGAZINE VIDEO NEWS

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Hydro Mobile Inc

Interview with Kevin O'Shea of Hydro Mobile, Inc.

Interview with Mark Kemp – Chairman, MCAA

Interview with Masonry Contractors Association of America Chairman, Mark Kemp

Mortar Net Solutions

Interview with Steve Fechino from Mortar Net Solutions

Pullman Ermator

Interview with Lyndon Kelsey of Pullman Ermator

Keene Building Products

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