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Old 04-03-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Could I get some info on my "brick" project?


The wife and I are planning on re-doing our landscape, it's a complete eyesore! But we are limited on funds ! We need to purchase alot of brick.
So my question is, if I was to create the mold that I have in mind (bullet edger) could I create my own brick?

If anyone has had experience with this, I would like to know if it is worth the time and effort to make my own brick, rather then buying it?

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Old 04-04-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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You could do it with concrete, not clay, but you wouldn't really save much money after buying lumber for molds, concrete and concrete dye.

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Old 04-04-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
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Yea, you would need to do it with concrete. It would take a day for each mold to set up to allow removal of the brick. With one mold it would take forever to do a lot. Lots of molds would eat into any potential savings.
You can do your project cheap, high quality and fast. Pick two.

I would just save up until you can afford to do it correctly.
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Thank you for the replies! I actually have a buddy that does remodels, so I can get as much wood for free.

I was planning on building 30-40 molds on a couple of 14' long 2x6 boards, that way I can pour new molds as I am taking the dried up molds out.

Thanks again for the advice.
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Ayuh,....

I'd think it would be Cheaper,+ Way Easier to look around for a Tear-down of an old brick building,+ buy some junk bricks,.....

I'd bet you'd get a truck load of junk bricks,... Just for the Asking......
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Check and see if you have a Habitat For Humanity ReStore near where you live. You can find bricks, windows, doors and other deals at these places. They charge peanuts for great stuff salvaged and donated from other construction projects.
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Thank you for the response regarding Habitat for Humanity! Thanks to the link you gave me I found that there actually is a store about 20 mins away, so I will have to swing by there! Besides the money will go to a good cause! Thanks again!
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Also checkout sites like www.craigslist.com, where people often are looking to get rid of supplies. Good luck!

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