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MasChFinalF08 - Laying Brick to the Line Types of Leads...

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Unformatted text preview: Laying Brick to the Line Types of Leads Laying Brick • Lay the brick out dry first •- check the spacing • Level, level, level • Check the spacing • Tap the bricks into place- exactly where they need to be • Tool the joints in a straight motion to avoid irregularities Establishing the First Course Layout • Bricks are never the exact size you expect • Dry-bond (no mortar) the first course from end to end FIRST • If you don’t, you could end up with a small piece in the middle • Plug (2” piece) • Bat (1/2 brick) • Never lay a cut brick less than 6” Establishing the First Course Layout • Lay one brick in mortar at each end • Attach line blocks to the end bricks • Mark in pencil where each brick is in the dry bond phase • The last brick in the center is the “closure brick” • Don’t spread mortar on more than 2 or 3 bricks at a time so it wont dry out Laying Brick • The brick course should be laid 1/16” from the line- just enough to see daylight • If the bricks are too close it’s called “crowding” • If the bricks are too far it’s called “slack” • Joints should be tooled about every 3 courses so they don’t dry out too much Trig Brick • Used to keep line from sagging when building a long brick wall Laying Brick Dry...
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