Discussion in 'HVAC' started by ashley dart, Jun 10, 2007.
anyone know spec tricks and the like
1. Steal bricks from less seen locations if you can't find matching ones
2. Cut/chisel out half bricks so that you can put full ones in.
3. build a good backing system with waterproof paper & 2x4s
A side grinder and a diamond blade will make the cuts MUCH EASIER!!
Welcome to the Community Ashley:
As you can see, you can get very different answers here, sometimes 5 or 6 of them. We will try to make it as easy for you as posssible.
I'd recomend using a line-pin to chisle out the brick. Cutting the mortar is easier until you nick a brick next to the one your taking out, sometimes it's better to take a little more time rather than risk other bricks around it. I'd also be careful when taking out the mortar joint if the brick is particularily brittle, it can leave razor-sharp edges and has a greater chance of chipping. I've found chisles do work well but I've had much better success with a line-pin, it gives an even smaller point of contact when removing a mortar joint. As far as matching & replacing the brick that depends on how obvious the spot is. Assuming your taking a brick out from another location you could "switch the two. A nice tuk-pointing job and nobody would ever be able to tell the difference.
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