Figure 8 Brick
***NOTE: The particular
brick shown below are referred to
These are not hot-fired
brick and therefore are not
by any means.
There are sagging sides, bumped out faces,
and the brick possess other deformities also. These particular
brick, like the
solid brick used in the main walls, were also laid
uncleaned. However, unlike the solid brick on the main
walls which only had up to 1/2" existing mortar still intact, these
brick possessed even more!
In other words, the brick are impossible
to lay true,
and out of the vertical joints is inevitable. These brick
are all laid rowlock fashion on their faces horizontally making the
wall approximately 8inches thick, yet see-through.
This first view is the opposite of the shower-side.
Shower-side of wall, grouted but not yet
The guy in the photo allowed the use of his time and truck to obtain
the mortar required for the project.
I debated if it were safe to ride with him though
In this next photo, the worst of the salvaged brick are put to use.
The wall will lighten when it dries out in a few days.
Below shows the incomplete wing-wall that will require cuting of the
figure 8 brick to be installed within each of the toothings on
the left side of the column on the right.
This is a pre-wing wall
Wing-wall (foreground, on right) installed.
This concludes the Figure
8 Brick Page