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transitioning from 12in. block to 8in. block

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I am building a garage on sloped ground. I wanted to use 12 inch block on the back and half way down the sides, then transition to 8 inch block for the rest. There would be 3 courses of 12 on the back side. I would finish it all off in 8 inch ( 15 courses total). The trouble is when I transition to 8 inch on top of the 12 inch, I can't figure out the corners without ending up at some point with a 4 inch block. 12 inch ends with a 8 inch L type block. I was trying to save on brick, but now I'm wondering if it was worth it.
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I will try to upload some photos of what I am doing. I am thinking now that I may just skip the 12 in. block and use just 8 in. with a ledge made of 4 in. solids cemented to the outside. The inspector said that the 12 in. would have to be core filled. More work and more money. Using 4 in. L's would shrink the size down to an even block size , but it would run me close to the inner edge of the footer. Originally started out at 26 block across the back and 25 down the sides. I did not realize that the ledge would shrink the wall down 8 inches. I'll need about 100 to 150 4 in. to replace the 12's

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