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Old December 28th 09, 12:31 AM posted to
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Default Where to store left over bricks

On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:39:06 -0500, benick wrote:

"AZ Nomad" wrote in message
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:43:08 -0500, benick wrote:

"ransley" wrote in message
On Dec 26, 6:36 pm, David Nebenzahl wrote:
On 12/26/2009 4:19 PM dalemstevens spake thus:

My dad has a 25 year old home for which he has saved some 250 brick
from the original construction. He wants to get rid of them after all
this time to make room for whatever. I think it is a shame to haul
them off to the landfill when as soon as he does so something for some
reason or another will come up where they are needed (I know it is a
stretch, but for example a couple of years ago a car ran off the road
and into a guessed it, the new bricks used to fix the hole
did not match too well). If he could figure out where to store them
without them being in the way too much they would stay. What could be
done with them?

Well, if it hasn't already occurred to you, the bricks could be stored
perfectly well outside without worrying about damage. You could pave an
area, or just stack them behind, under or around something. When it
comes time to use them, just wash them off and you're good to go.

I am a Canadian who was born and raised in The Netherlands. I live on
Planet Earth on a spot of land called Canada. We have noisy neighbours.

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Untrue, they will deteriorate from being water soaked and freezing,
some go in 5 years, some last 50 but most all will be weakened. As far

What process, pray tell, deteriorates unassembled bricks as opposed to
assembled brick walls?

Not that I'm an expert but a quick Bing search got this...HTH...


Storage of Materials

The manner in which materials are stored at the construction site may have
an influence on their future performance. Materials should be stored to
avoid wetting by rain or snow, and also avoid contamination by salts or
other matter which may contribute to efflorescence and staining.

Not all materials are equal. No mention of bricks, I can't assume that
your cite has the slightest bearing on storing bricks.