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My house is circa 1973. The face brick and porch are all standard size brick, 8 inch long true. I went to two brick yards in my state and they said they don't make standard brick size anymore for the color brick I have, just modular size (and the brick they have in that color at modular size is a spot-on color match). I can make modular work, but I have to take every single brick off of the porch to do it. This seems a little crazy. Are their any tricks to getting modular to work when replacing standard? 3/8th's of an inch is lot to add to a mortar joint when there's only one joint present. Should I be adding pea gravel or anything to extend the mortar?
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You might look around for a restoration/architectural salvage yard rather than a standard brick yard. They might have the old true 8" bricks for sale.
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Google reclaimed bricks for your area.
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Or steel and replace from somewhere on the house that only the nasty neighbor can see.
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You might look around for a restoration/architectural salvage yard rather than a standard brick yard. They might have the old true 8" bricks for sale.
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Face palm. The guy around the corner from me just took every single one of his bricks off his house to add a wrap around porch. They were all loaded into a dumpster, and they're gone.
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Or steel and replace from somewhere on the house that only the nasty neighbor can see.
This actually holds some promise. There is this little wall and a slab to the side of my front door that's hidden by bushes. I could definitely rob from that area, replace with the modular, and no one would be wiser. I believe this will ultimately be the course I take. Thanks!
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This actually holds some promise. There is this little wall and a slab to the side of my front door that's hidden by bushes. I could definitely rob from that area, replace with the modular, and no one would be wiser. I believe this will ultimately be the course I take. Thanks!
Used building supply stores really do have a selection of brick, usually worth the time to look
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First off, it's nice to see you back Aggie, it'sbeen a while!

Second, what are you attempting to do? Replace a few random damaged brick, or add on to the porch?
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First off, it's nice to see you back Aggie, it'sbeen a while!

Second, what are you attempting to do? Replace a few random damaged brick, or add on to the porch?
Good to be back, been a very busy year.

My little project involves replacing about 12 bricks.
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your absence has been noted - welcome back !
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Face palm. The guy around the corner from me just took every single one of his bricks off his house to add a wrap around porch. They were all loaded into a dumpster, and they're gone.
Saddle up and go to where they took the dumpster.
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