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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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Depending on what you location you are hiding in, many areas make many different sizes and shapes of block.

Check into whether there are 4" L-corners available. Also units such as 4x8x12 units and 4x8x4 may be used to maintain a running bond appearance. - They may have cores or they may be solid, but no real effect on the solids amount.

I worked for a company that made 4x8x16, 4x8x8 and 4" L corners in 3-5/8", 7-5/8" actual heights and in actual 8" height (Full 8") since we made most units in both modular (7-5/8") and actual real 8" heights.

You may have look around for these units and check with manufacturers and not just a dealer, that likes to keep inventories down.

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