Today Facades World after several messages that they left us on our channel YOUTUBE, we thought it would be a great idea to share a tutorial on how to cut a hollow brick so they don't unnecessarily waste bricks. So if you are building your house or remodeling it, this step by step will be of great help. So if you are interested, do not take off the screen because we are starting right now!
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Cutting bricks in half is one of the most common things to do on a construction site. The reason? Very simple, there are places where we cannot place a whole brick but we must occupy the space with half a brick. It is at this time that many people, especially those who are starting in masonry, ask themselves: How can I do it? Today, with the desire to help these people, we teach them how to cut a hollow brick with a grinder. We thank our colleagues from Architecture Planet for this new contribution together with Facades World and then we show you what is coming ... Let's see.
How to Cut a Hollow Brick with a Grinder - Explanatory Video
Before proceeding to cut we must know what is the size of the brick that we are going to cut. After we have defined the most important thing, we proceed to put together our elements with what we are going to work: A brick, a grinder with a ceramic cutting disc, fiber and a support wood.
Step 1 - Mark the hollow brick
The first thing we must do is take our tape measure and mark the size that we are going to cut from the brick, in this case we are going to do it right in the middle. We chose a hollow brick for this job since we are going to build the side walls of a house, but for each job there is a different brick. Our brick measures 32 centimeters, therefore half is going to be 16 centimeters, if you want to know how many bricks enter per square meter you can see our previous post where we explain the calculation in detail.
Well now yes, with the help of our fiber what we do in marking a straight line in the 16 centimeters to the sides of our hollow brick.
Step N ° 2 - We mark with the grinder the contours of the brick
With our brick marked, what we must do is turn on the grinder and proceed to mark all the sides of the brick so that later we can cut it exactly in half.
Step # 3 - cut the brick in half
Finally, when we mark our brick on all the sides with our grinder, what we must do is take it with both hands and place it on the wood we are going to work on. With half of the brick on the edge of the wood we give it a dry tap and our brick will be divided into equal parts.
At Facades World we are happy to share ideas with you on a daily basis and we hope this article has been of great use to you. You already met how to cut a brick in half with a grinder. Now we have to ask you, do you dare to do it at home? Remember that limits only exist in your mind!