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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Hey guys
As you will see from the below pics Ive got a brick missing from the corner of my garage below.
I dont think its really a necessary brick, but I'm trying to seal all of my garage from adverse weather.
A brick wont quiet fit in it depth wise (I'd have to cut one down and I dont have anything to cut bricks with either).
I do have some paving bricks that I can kind of get to fit, but I would have to add two and one would need to be cut down.

Any thoughts on a quick fix for this? Possibly not even using a brick/bricks?

Thanks in advance

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Yes you do need to close the hole with a brick, prefferably one of the same makr & style that the garage was built in.
The brick coud be cut to size quite easily using a Bolster Chisel & Lump Hammer.
First measure the height of the hole from the existing brick to the underside of the Barge-board soffit, and deduct 20mm. The remaining size is the height of the cut brick you require.
Draw a pencil line all round the brick to this dimension, lay the brick on a hard surface and placing thee blade of the Bolster on the line
strike it with the hammer. Repeat all round until the brick is cut.

Mix mortar at 4:1 Cement & building sand (or buy a small tub of ready nixed mortar) and bed your brick into position leaving a gap of 10mm all round. Leave for at least 24 hours before pointing all round.

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davyp1 wrote:
Yes you do need to close the hole with a brick, prefferably one of the same makr & style that the garage was built in.
The brick coud be cut to size quite easily using a Bolster Chisel & Lump Hammer.
First measure the height of the hole from the existing brick to the underside of the Barge-board soffit, and deduct 20mm. The remaining size is the height of the cut brick you require.
Draw a pencil line all round the brick to this dimension, lay the brick on a hard surface and placing thee blade of the Bolster on the line
strike it with the hammer. Repeat all round until the brick is cut.

Mix mortar at 4:1 Cement & building sand (or buy a small tub of ready nixed mortar) and bed your brick into position leaving a gap of 10mm all round. Leave for at least 24 hours before pointing all round.

davyp1


OK, nice one cheers.


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