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olzima1

11:55AM | 04/25/05
Member Since: 04/10/05
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HELP!! I am trying to do some brick work myself. My problem is I do not know how to break the bricks to the size I want when needed. I consistently make uneven breaks, completely destroy the brick and/or go through about a dozen before I get it right. Can someone please give me the secret on breaking bricks correctly? I would be most appreciative. Thank you!

Joe

PaverPro

07:08PM | 04/26/05
Member Since: 03/09/04
32 lifetime posts
Hi Joe,

If you'll tell me what kind of bricks you are trying to break, i'll tell you how to break them.

George Nicula

Brickways, LLC

www.brickways.com

olzima1

03:32AM | 04/27/05
Member Since: 04/10/05
2 lifetime posts
The type of brick is the red decorative for edging around a garden bed. It looks and feels like the common type of red brick you see in most brick construction. Thanks, Joe

PaverPro

06:50PM | 04/28/05
Member Since: 03/09/04
32 lifetime posts
It sounds like your trying to split clay brick. Don't waste any more of your time. Rent a cut-off saw or a wet saw from your local equipment rental place and cut these brick. Clay brick will never break or split evenly. Not even with the best splitters out there. You should expect a saw rental of around 45$ for the wet saw, and 30$ for the cut-off. Since this isnt your trade, rent the wet saw. It's much safer and wont create all of that silica clay dust.

George Nicula

Brickways, LLC

www.brickways.com
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