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Old 11-13-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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If I want to build my own house can I "bend" a brick by water or other ways?


I am new here and I am Jason from UTAH, North United States of America.

Say I wanted 4 Bricks to be bent so that I could make an O in WELCOME out of Bricks or for other purposes could I in any special way "bend" a brick/bricks or is this impossible or is this impossible as far as you know (afayk)?

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I'm going to go out on a limb and vote...Impossible.

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Bricks are fired to make them into what they are....and once the process has taken place, that is it...end of the show. Now I am no authority, but if you had access to the clay, and wanted to form your own bricks and fire them, then the answer is yes. Google brick making and see what pops up.
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Bricks are fired to make them into what they are....and once the process has taken place, that is it...end of the show. Now I am no authority, but if you had access to the clay, and wanted to form your own bricks and fire them, then the answer is yes. Google brick making and see what pops up.

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You may also order specials from the brick company, but they can be pricey. Due to the inherent high overhead to produce the special units, it can cost the same for 1 or 1000 of the shape, and the price can be 10 times the cost of the standard unit. That is for a 50 cent brick, the special could cost 5 bucks, with a minimum of 5000 dollars. If you need many thousands of the special, the cost may be almost the same as the normal brick though.

The alternative is cutting the brick.
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Many brick makers produce curved bricks for things like rounded corners, post bases, etc.
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Here I am! ...and no, you can't bend a brick. You can shape them with a diamond blade on an angle grinder or tile saw though. If you can't find curved bricks in your area and don't want to try and shape them yourself try bringing your design and a bucket of bricks to a tile shop. They might be able to make your sketch work. Good luck!
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Just a word of caution. The weatherproof surface of most brick is less than a 1/4 of an inch, so by cutting/grinding an exposed surface of brick, you will excelerate it's demise.
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....so by cutting/grinding an exposed surface of brick, you will excelerate it's demise.
I agree absolutely. (Side Point for other readers: that is why chimneys are "stepped flashed" into their mortar lines, rather than cutting a diagonal line into brick and flashing down with the pitch of a roof)

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I'm amazed that this 20 year old kid Fira can jerk so many people around with his questions. But the answers to his hypothetical questions are certainly interesting! too bad he hasn't returned to read any of them!
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I am new here and I am Jason from UTAH, North United States of America.

Say I wanted 4 Bricks to be bent so that I could make an O in WELCOME out of Bricks or for other purposes could I in any special way "bend" a brick/bricks or is this impossible or is this impossible as far as you know (afayk)?
Bending bricks is easy. You just need to contact Uri Gellar. Do a Web search.
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