Springfield Ohio's Kenny Hendrick while still aliveKenny's Projects

Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump-trailers full of masonry and dirt.

The debris came from a portion of building that was tore down in the City of Springfield.

Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure-8 slump brick.

Brick  partition wall

(non-bearing/non-retainer)

....Made With Trash



It started out simple and without any plan.


Debris from demolished Hospital in Springfield

I wasn't sure why I was even doing this in the first place!

Will it be a closet?

...a place to put the trash?

...a porta-potty maybe?

Shelving,

shoes,

chickens,

something will go in there!


However, When I awoke I had this brilliant idea to add a seat.


(that would be the ugly, concrete-filled, thing on the right).

Dumb Idea with concreteBut it dawned on me....

Not only is it in the way and ugly, but what an incredible waste of otherwise usable space!!!


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So I spent the rest of the evening digging it all back out.


Springfield Brick Seat Fail

By the next afternoon it was clear:

Vanquish the seat idea,

vanquish the indoor Grill,

vanquish a place to put dry sauna rock things (phhttt....yeah like I need a sauna in the garage, right?),

vanquish a place to imprison the capitalists (it's just not large enough for the two monopolies that own our nation).


Hmmm....


Maybe a place to serve them coffee?

 Brick Masonry in Springfield Ohio



So, the wall project took on a life of its own.


Weep hole in brick to allow drainage

Brick Wing Walls and Corners


Used brick laid on-end

Laying the brick "on-end" fashion avoided all the build-up of mortar that existed and would invariably hinder the brick from being installed in a normal fashion (on their beds rather than their faces).

Hand-cleaning each and every brick was not an option.




Using metal wall ties purchased at Lowes,  the ties are installed into the brick bed joints and adhered to the studs through the drywall seen on the left of the brick wall.Brick meets drywall with wallties

As a side note, having more than a decade (2?) in masonry during my younger years, experience has shown that the expense of wall ties are more-so an illusion of security.  A heavy brick wall will not be held up by steel wall ties.   Since the ties themselves are only about 8 inches, bent in half would leave only 4 inches in the brick wall and 4 inches (typically held in place by a solitary screw or nail) on the drywall side.  The proper goal is to hit a wooden stud.   The problem is when the wood moves due to natural weather conditions, it potentially causes early termination or cracking of the brick wall.  Also, anyone that has crashed into a brick wall (I'm raising my hand now) knows that nothing throughout the whole wall will remain intact other than one or two of the brick that are actually embedded with the steel wall ties.

Codes are Variable at least, a revenue-generation scheme at best   (in my opinion ";-)


Springfield Ohio Brick Breathe Second Life

Springfield reclaimed brick


When the mortar runs out,

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Springfield Garden Watermelon

Springfield Garden Watermelon


It's Watermelon Time (fresh from the garden)!


Okay, break's over.




Initially the walls were intended to go to the ceiling.

As luck would have it, materials ran out.

The deficiency worked two-fold; mom didn't want it to go to the ceiling so now I appease her,  and the height allows for great storage on top!

miscellaneous



The thermal mass of the concrete floor,  integrated fans, damper, and draft control allow for the fireplace insert to easily heat the 3 car garage throughout the winter, and you get to cook on it too!

 miscellaneous

Behind that wood burner is an oil burner furnace.

Although the Oil Burner Furnace works flawlessly, I would prefer the space with its eradication from this garage.

The Furnace will remain connected to show any prospective buyers that  it works fine.

The Furnace is for sale. 

You can find that furnace, it's listed here:  Oil Burner Furnace





Temporary Sink (*it's not actually a sink).

The hose is routed through a slot opening on top of the steel table.  The dishes are washed below and placed in the strainer above to dry.
This isn't expected to last long, it's functional but missing something.

miscellaneous
*Update 5/18/18
The thing is still here and still in use.




Moving furniture around to get a feel of where things might go.
Furniture being fit into brick wall
Brick Wall Project
Another type of brick for column

As for the sinks that were shown on previous pages, they are for sale for $5.00 each.

You can find those sinks here:

Square Sink

Round Sink



This concludes the One Brick At a Time Page,  more of this?

One Brick at a Time     Figure 8 Brick     Lighting     Sinks      Misc.      Stone

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