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Project 43.2a

Springfield Ohio's Kenny Hendrick while still alive

Figure-8 Brick Partition Wall Page 2 - Springfield Ohio Brick Project Page


....Made With Trash

Figure 8 Brick

The particular brick focused within this page 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!

No Grout this side of Brick Wall

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).

I am a Photo of a brick
Accent Brick Column Pending Cuts Photo
I am a Photo of a brick

Since I gave up "driving" a long time ago, the suspect in the photo below allowed the use of his time and truck to obtain the mortar required for the project.

Generous Citizen of the Springfield Community

My alter-ego told me to snap a photo of him....just in case.

Big Guy 'Pickle' offering a ride

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.

Accent Brick added to Wall in Springfield Ohio
Freshly installed brick on rear wall still wet photo
Contrast between the two types of brick photo
ye old wall photo

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.

Shower Floor
Back Brick Pantry Area photo
Brick Floor Plans Photo
One tough cat

A neighbor to the North of me donated some cut stone

Springfield Ohio Masonry Bench
Springfield Ohio Stone Masonry Bench

Concrete splash-guard is installed prior to swing-door installation

Concrete Splash Guard is poured and ready for tripping over

The final photos show 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.

Accent Brick Column Pending Cuts Photo
This was supposed to be a coat rack
Cat fishing on the wrong side of the wall
Stay tuned for the Next Springfield Ohio Project!

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