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Old 06-06-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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I have a brick home with a carport atttached. I would like to close in the carport for additional living area. Can you use angle iron for a brick ledge?
Also what is the best way to attache the angle iron to the concrete slab and sealing it?
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not sure why you'd need a brick ledge unless attaching to the side of the floor,,, if so, we'd use 3/8" lags & lead drop-ins thru drilled holes,,, however, we'd also prefer conc instead to accompany the steel,,, don't forget flashing & escape route for the water,,, your mason should be knowledgeable for this work, too !

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Old 06-06-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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How much brick are you talking? Just a beltline or the entire wall, includigng over the OH door?
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How much brick are you talking? Just a beltline or the entire wall, includigng over the OH door?

The entire wall. It's 20 feet long.
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The entire wall. It's 20 feet long.

Does it have a height??????
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Does it have a height??????
The wall height is 7'8"
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:47 PM   #7
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I'd be aprehensive to lay that much full veneer on an anchored angle iron personally. IF an engineer specced the angle & anchorments, based on strength & pull-out, I'd have no problem doing it though.

Another option I would offer a HO would be to saw the brick into thin brick & adhere over diamond mesh & tarpaper to keep the weight down.
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