Common Brick

DevilsBrew Posted By DevilsBrew, Jul 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

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  1. DevilsBrew

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    Yes, I am looking for solid clay bricks, not the standard with the holes. The current trend is concrete "clay bricks". I can't believe this has been such a difficult search. I even stopped at a masonry outlet. They did offer firebrick but it is almost 3 times the cost of common brick and I really need this for temporary experiments. I finally found some solid bricks online through Home Depot.
     
  2. Ashful

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    Solid vs cored and clay vs concrete = two separate issues. Also "common brick" refers to brick that's not select, such as face brick. Common brick is what you use inside a wall, where it will never be seen.

    Get your terminology right, and your search will be much easier! If you call a brickyard and use all the wrong terms, the guy answering is either going to be confused, or decide to have some fun toying with Harry Homeowner! ;)
     
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    That is about 4 1/2 - 5 hours (Harrisburg) away but thanks, Scotty! :)
     
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    Do lots of searching on CL......enter different search phrases (antique brick, vintage brick, salvaged brick, etc.). I can guarantee you'll eventually find some near you....
     
  7. DevilsBrew

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    Yes, I have discovered that when you are going to search for brick, there are a million different types. Lol. (I also stopped by a brick yard.)
     
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  8. tekguy

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    well just in case i got the terminology wrong.. this was all made from that CL lot of solid clay brick.. took a lot of cuts to get that curve.. i had red brick dust everywhere
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    i see this kind of brick popup occasionaly on CL around here, i need to score more
     
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    A lot better built than my last one. I just wanted it to keep me out of mud going to the woodshed and back. ;lol
     
  10. tekguy

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    thanks -i did it right so to say, lot of work and has been holding up great
    a lot of bags of concrete went into the stoop
     
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    Score! Went with the 65 cent solid clay bricks from Home Depot. :)
     
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  12. ScotO

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    Tekguy, that is gorgeous! Fantastic job fitting them all perfectly like that. That, sir, is a first class job.....well done!
     
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    Looks pretty nice...but you missed the RV door. :rolleyes:
     
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