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How much mortar
Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for
the base of a greenhouse. Thanks Kevin 
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How much mortar
"Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? 
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How much mortar
"R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that it will need many. 
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Zen83237 wrote:
"R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that it will need many. I would have thought a barrow/mixer load would do that many bricks. That usually works out at three bags of sand and half a cement...  Cheers, John. /================================================== ===============\  Internode Ltd  http://www.internode.co.uk    John Rumm  john(at)internode(dot)co(dot)uk  \================================================= ================/ 
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Zen83237 coughed up some electrons that declared:
Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. Thanks Kevin Try a google for "brick estimatorcalculator" or "mortar calculator" or similar  I've seen one somewhere on the web (pavingexpert??  can't remember) that let you reckon a section of wall into number of bricks and amount of mortar. Cheers Tim 
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How much mortar
"Zen83237" wrote in message ... "R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that it will need many. Prolly 3 or 4 bags, plus a bag of OPC, add water, mix thoroughly to a nice stiff creamy consistency, add to faces of brick, lay brick in a straight line where you need it, repeat for another 79 bricks making courses as you go to required height. Leave a small gap at the lowest points for water escape when the garden hose stays on when you go watch TV. Finish job. Make a cuppa Stand back and watch next doors cat pee all over them ;) 
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How much mortar
"R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... "R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that it will need many. Prolly 3 or 4 bags, plus a bag of OPC, add water, mix thoroughly to a nice stiff creamy consistency, add to faces of brick, lay brick in a straight line where you need it, repeat for another 79 bricks making courses as you go to required height. Leave a small gap at the lowest points for water escape when the garden hose stays on when you go watch TV. Finish job. Make a cuppa Stand back and watch next doors cat pee all over them ;) I'd keep it OFF the faces if I were you  looks 'orrid !!! AWEM 
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"Tim S" wrote in message ... Zen83237 coughed up some electrons that declared: Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. Thanks Kevin Try a google for "brick estimatorcalculator" or "mortar calculator" or similar  I've seen one somewhere on the web (pavingexpert??  can't remember) that let you reckon a section of wall into number of bricks and amount of mortar. Cheers Tim Paving Expert has one iirc AWEM 
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"R" wrote:
"Zen83237" wrote in message .. . "R" wrote in message ... "Zen83237" wrote in message ... Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. How big are your bags of sand required? The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that it will need many. Prolly 3 or 4 bags Depends rather crucially on the bag size! Might only need one. 
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Zen83237 wrote:
Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for the base of a greenhouse. Thanks Kevin three 25kg bags will be sufficient  Phil L RSRL Tipster Of The Year 2008 
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