Figure-8 Brick Partition Wall Page 2 - Springfield Ohio Brick Project Page
....Made With Trash
Figure 8 Brick
The particular brick shown below are referred to as "slump" brick.
These are not hot-fired brick and therefore are not uniform by any means.
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, the 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.
This first view is the opposite of the shower-side.
The following photos show the Shower-side of wall, grouted but not yet cured-dry.
Since I don't have a vehicle, 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 this next photo, the worst of the salvaged brick are put to use
The wall will lighten when it dries out in a few days.
The need for a better floor are considered.
The neighbor to the North of me donated some cut stone
The need for a concrete splash-guard is installed prior to door installation
In these 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.
Stay tuned for the Next Springfield Ohio Project!
Trust me, you don't want to stare at this thing for too long.
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