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Old December 28th 09, 05:22 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Where to store left over bricks

On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:06:40 -0600, AZ Nomad
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On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:43:08 -0500, benick wrote:

"ransley" wrote in message
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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 home...you 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.

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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?

Assembled brick walls are protected from water entry at the top, and
open to drain at the bottom - so do not saturate with water - which
then freezes.