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Just hired a Bricklayer... Not happy after second day

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by an203888, 18 Mar 2020.

  1. trevorbayliss

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    Cement needs time to cure and really harden. So a few days after laying can often be still easy to take down. I think in hotter weather stuff goes off faster.
     
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    Appreciate the update.

    That guy is a clown. You'd have done a better job yourself. If worse comes to worse, get yourself the 'Bricky' tool and crack on with it until you're comfortable laying to a consistent 10mm mortar bed yourself.
     
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    I was always going to do it myself but got a bonus from work and to speed things up I thought I would hire as its mostly blockwork so fairly straight forward
     
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    Take it from an experienced builder, do not take this advice seriously - don't get a Bricky Tool.
     
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    What’s a bricky tool?
     
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    Have a look on YouTube...
     
  8. James45632

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    "Experienced builders will hate you for using this!"

    It's like a few plasteres hating the speedskim. Anything that could make the job easier, especially for a DIYer, automatically gets hated.

    Given that the bricky was made by a qualified bricky, do a google search and makeup your own mind.
     
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    James45632,

    DIY'ers come on here for advice - they are often given it by skilled people.
     
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    Do you have the link?

    As I have provided a link from The Times saying he was a Chippy, not that it matters.

    Andy
     
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    They rely on the bed requirement being uniform which it is not.

    They rely upon the bricks being regular which they are not.

    They rely on the muck being decent which it often isn't.

    They rely on the bricks being of modest uniform suction which they are not.

    They are slow painful contraptions which teach the user nothing about bricklaying. There are many of them (still covered in compo) gathering dust in the garage next to the bread-maker or filling land-fill sites. Please DIY'ers, for your own sanity, ignore Jimmy90210. He was great in the Oklahoma Kid, but should have stayed a cowboy.
     
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    What you can do,to make it easier, is buy brick spacers then construct a section of wall using spacers, then when your happy use a pointing gun to fill in gaps, then point it up.
    Availible from amazon
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    Interesting and hopefully cheap, & helpful to DIY'ers.

    Maybe everyone will buy one and recommend it to their neighbour's.
     
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