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Old 12-07-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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i want to make one of my interior walls all brick. the wall is 20' wide and about 20' high. it is on the first floor and the house sits on a crawl space. do ii need to do anything to reinforce the floor to support the weight of the brick and how do i secure the brick to the wall so it doesnt fall over? If you know of any sites that demonstrate this please forward. thanks, duane

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:22 AM   #2
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You will need to add major floor support to hole this, probably some footings and a metal beam. The brick will get held to the wall with metal straps that you screw into the wall and get mortared in with the brick.

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use brick faces that are only about 1/2" thick other wise the weight is way too much
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An adheered veneer, either fake brick or real brick sawn thin are your only realistic alternatives. Strip off the sheetrock, apply hardi-backer, thinset the brick, tuckpoint, and Voila! brick wall.

Cultured Stone, Eldorado Stone, and Robinson brick all produce these products.
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You will definately want to use the face brick products here, or face some major structural beefing up to support that much brick over a crawl space.
Some of the man made products are pretty convincing, but you can buy real brick that has been sawn into 1/2" thick pieces , thus eliminating any possibility of a fake look. Install a tile backer board of your choosing, adhere with thinset, and morter the joints.
Add extension rings , available at big boxes or electrical supply, to electrical boxes to make up for the additional wall thickness.
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