Today Facades World we will solve some doubts of our users of Youtube, who ask us how to cut a hollow brick without a grinder. So we decided to chat with our colleagues from Architecture Planet, and make a new post to answer this question. So, if you are interested, do not move from the screen because we are starting right now.
We show you how to cut a hollow brick without a grinder
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 in these moments that many people, especially those who are starting in masonry, who ask themselves, How can I do it if I don't have tools? Today we will teach it with the desire to help, so pay attention to how to cut a hollow brick without a grinder. Let's see…
How to cut a hollow brick without a grinder - Explanatory video
Before proceeding to cut we must know what is the size of the brick that we are going to use. After we have defined the most important, we proceed to put together our elements with what we are going to work: A brick, a cutter, measuring tape, 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 choose 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 explained 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 tap soft and constant on the previously delimited line. In this way, what we will do is 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 iron cutter, what we must do is take it with both hands and place it on the wood in which we are going to work. 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. Many times this step is not necessary since at the end of the complete turn with our iron cutter, the halves are automatically separated.
Until here comes today's post where we show you how to cut a hollow brick WITHOUT a grinder. We thank, as usual, our colleagues from Architecture Planet for the collaboration in this post and the video also of the channel. Since World Facade We hope and hope that this helps you in what you need to do in your home, and achieve great results. Remember to follow us on our social networks ... DON'T FORGET, WE'LL LEAVE THEM TO YOU BELOW!