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Repairing an expoased solid brich Victorian arch

Discussion in 'Building' started by Deansplit, 1 Sep 2010.

  1. Deansplit

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    How do you go about repairing the missing bricks of an arch of this kind? Lots of bricks are missing and broken in half,ie. the ones which jutted out of the wall to make the shape. The inner arch is actually recessed by a one brick. But do you usually have to make a support for the when doing the arch?
     
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    Have you got a photo?
     
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    Sorry I thought I added one, I put it in the album. How do I send a link to it?
     
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    Click on 'Post Reply', below.
    Then click on 'Img' button above,
    Then click on 'Show my images' below.
    Then click on the images that you want to show.

    Put the images one below the other it's easier to read than side by side.
     
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    This work? Thx
     
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    You need to make a timber arch centre and prop it up under the arch, which will give you a base to build on.
     
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    Thx, but then what about the bricks which have been chopped in half ie. still have half in the wall, but need another half fixed on to make look as if 90ยบ to the angle of the main wall (if this makes sense!) I imagined having to use lots of ties? I can't literally replace these bricks as that's the full depth of the wall!

    Thx
     
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    Lump hammer and bolster and chisel them out - replace with new. Unless you are saying that wall is only half brick thick:-
    So you would end up knocking through to next door (to what I presume is the living room)?
     
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