Replacing a brick - REPLACING A BRICK For a variety of...

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REPLACING A BRICK For a variety of reasons bricks can get damaged, marked or stained. You may simply have had a hanging basket fixed to a brick with a hook in a wall plug and are now left with a messy hole. Changing a single brick is not difficult but you will need a power drill, a 6 or 7mm masonry bit, a lump hammer and a sharp cold chisel. A jointing or plugging chisel is very useful in the circumstances also. To replace the brick you will need a little sand and cement mixed to the required strength and colour (See our mixing sand and cement project) and a pointing trowel. First use the drill and masonry bit to drill holes in the joint surrounding the brick and in the brick itself. The more holes the better. Next, using the cold chisel, even a bolster chisel, chop out the brick. The drilling will have made this considerably easier and if you have drilled all the way into the brick, about 100mm, you should have no trouble removing all it. For fiddly corners and sections of the mortar bed
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