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....Made With Trash
The particular brick focused within this page are referred to as "slump" brick.
There are sagging sides, bumped out faces, and the brick possess other deformities also.
These particular brick, like the solid brick used in the main walls, were also laid uncleaned.
However, unlike the solid brick on the main walls which only had up to 1/2" existing mortar still intact, these brick possessed even more!
In other words, these particular brick are impossible to lay true, so the weaving in and out of the vertical joints is inevitable. These brick are all laid rowlock fashion on their faces horizontally making the wall approximately 8-inches thick, yet see-through (not yet grouted).
The following photos show the opposite side of wall (grouted but not yet cured-dry).
Since I gave up "driving", the suspect in the photo below allowed the use of his time and truck to obtain the mortar required for the project.
My alter-ego told me to snap a photo of him....just in case.
After some debate whether it were safe, we went to purchase the mortar
In the next photos, the worst of the salvaged brick are put to use
At this point in the project, the stockpiled supply of usable brick have run out.
The wall will lighten when it dries out in a few days.
The need for a better floor are considered, but the idea was scrapped due to the weep holes that were created to allow water to pass from one side of the wall to the drain-side would hamper the pitch.
A neighbor to the North of me donated some cut stone
Concrete splash-guard is installed prior to door installation
In the final photos are shown a brick column incorporating both types of brick (solid brick along with the see-through figure-8 brick).
The photo on the left is prior to the installation of the custom cuts to square off the column toothings.
The photo on the right is after the installation of the custom cuts.
This concludes the Brick Pages
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