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Old 01-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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Clearly this is some sort of southern style humor. Maybe you can post a little limerick to go with your report? Maybe a haiku? I mean, of all the bizarre posts we get on this forum, this one is surely right up there, along with the guy who wanted to dig a basement using home made explosives.

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Ok I am being serious and now I feel like u being made a joke of
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Well , it might seem like you are being made fun of. However, we realy don't know what you want and the less than stellar gramar and sentence structure makes any ability to make sense of what you are asking almost imposible. Start over by showing us some pictures with clear descriptions of what you are seeking to know
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Some of us don't speak "text" shorthand. While my spelling and grammar are not perfect, I try to use complete sentences. Compile your post as you would a spoken conversation and don't leave out the syntax.
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When the walls came tumbling down. when the walls
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Clearly this is some sort of southern style humor. Maybe you can post a little limerick to go with your report? Maybe a haiku? I mean, of all the bizarre posts we get on this forum, this one is surely right up there, along with the guy who wanted to dig a basement using home made explosives.
And just why is this some SOUTHERN style humor, don't y'all have idiots up there also?
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Ok let me start over. Over the last year or so I have noticed that the mortor between the bricks is all falling out which is fine ya would think only the fact that if you put your hand in between it ya can take it out. Now the wall is.a red brick wall and is only about five years old. What I wondering is that with only the car door tipping off the centre pillar which stands alone between my house and my neighbours, is the fact it fall down so easy due.to the mortor as there is nearly no damage at all to my car door. I hope this a bit more sense.
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Ok let me start over. Over the last year or so I have noticed that the mortor between the bricks is all falling out which is fine

OK, This is not fine. Mortar is what holds the bricks together.


ya would think only the fact that if you put your hand in between it ya can take it out.

Normaly it would take a chisle and hammer to remove the mortar.


Now the wall is.a red brick wall and is only about five years old.

A red brick wall by itself built properly should stand on its own. However, the red brick should be over a heavier core cement block center for additional strength. Red brick is usually a decorative covering.


What I wondering is that with only the car door tipping off the centre pillar which stands alone between my house and my neighbours,

Not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean the car door was hitting the wall when you opened it?

is the fact it fall down so easy due.to the mortor as there is nearly no damage at all to my car door.

Most likely. I would still like to see some pictures of the situation as I do not have much to go on here as to where the wall is located, how it was constructed Etc. Sinse we are not there, we need as much information as possible.


I hope this a bit more sense.

Still could use more information but it was definatly easier to read and figure out what you are trying to say.

Thanks for the update
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the car rolled down the drive way with the door open a slight bit, and hit the wall with the inside of the door. The Red brick is the only brick there was when I looked down the centre of the pillar they seem to have used wooden planks to hold it together or to keep it striaght on the inside. But on closer inspection this pieces of wood were rotten and fall apart. Like just putting a picture will only show the pillar lying on the ground with all the broken bits all over the ground. The fact that if the mortor is my hands i can break it up very easy its more like sand if you can get what i am trying to say. But As the it was falling it fell from the very bottom and toppled over but it was not hit from very bottom may a little up. I trying to figure out if the the pillar was in the ground was put in right or is the mix in the mortor was right. What I trying to figure out if the bulider is responiable with all that i mentioned or is it the car that is the may cause with it barley tipping it. Again I hope this make sense.
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the car rolled down the drive way with the door open a slight bit, and hit the wall with the inside of the door. The Red brick is the only brick there was when I looked down the centre of the pillar they seem to have used wooden planks to hold it together or to keep it striaght on the inside. But on closer inspection this pieces of wood were rotten and fall apart. Like just putting a picture will only show the pillar lying on the ground with all the broken bits all over the ground. The fact that if the mortor is my hands i can break it up very easy its more like sand if you can get what i am trying to say. But As the it was falling it fell from the very bottom and toppled over but it was not hit from very bottom may a little up. I trying to figure out if the the pillar was in the ground was put in right or is the mix in the mortor was right. What I trying to figure out if the bulider is responiable with all that i mentioned or is it the car that is the may cause with it barley tipping it. Again I hope this make sense.
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Here's the only question you need to answer:

Would the brick column be laying on the ground right now w/o being impacted??

Obviously no.

Who's column is this anyways, your's, a neighbors, a landlords???
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between two of us the neighbours and mine. But what I trying to figure out is that was a wheelie bin full to the brim would do the same sure would it not
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Well, let's think about that for a minute...................

100# garbage can???? vs. a 3000# car???????

Pretty sure the garbage can isn't going to do the same damage......................
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You need to contact a local mason---in Ireland?

Without pictures this post is not going to be helpful---how is anyone going to help when you have no idea what you are looking at yourself?
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It was not the full car just the door

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