MasChFinalF08

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 dont, 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 Dont 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 its called crowding If the bricks are too far its called slack Joints should be tooled about every 3 courses so they dont 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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MasChFinalF08 - Laying Brick to the Line Types of Leads...

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