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Old 06-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Can we replace the clay bricks by sand lime bricks for building my house.

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Old 06-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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I prefer clay bricks, as Calcium silicate look cheaper and have more cracking problems. However they are virtually free of soluable salts.


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I prefer clay bricks, as Calcium silicate look cheaper and have more cracking problems. However they are virtually free of soluable salts.

"School" me here a little Stu, what exactly are these brick? When I hear Calcium Silicate, I think of our conventional firebrick here in the states??????
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Hi Joe,
Here's the site of a company here that makes them.
http://www.eskbuildingproducts.com/
I'm off to bed now, it's midnight here and I've got 50 bricks to lay tomorrow
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Hi Joe,
Here's the site of a company here that makes them.
http://www.eskbuildingproducts.com/
I'm off to bed now, it's midnight here and I've got 50 bricks to lay tomorrow

Wellllll.................. seeing as you can average "45 per minute", tomorrow doesn't seem like it should be too taxing on you.

Thanks for the link Stu.
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