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  1. carhartt986 March 21, 2021 / 09:24

    Good morning…I was going to ask Frank why the bricks were laid in different directions and then Carrie touched on the subject. So, back when old homes were built, did they just piece brick together to make it work or did they have a true blueprint and knew the brick would need to go in at different angles to make walls, etc. work correctly and hold load bearing weight?

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    • moorelandhouse March 21, 2021 / 09:28

      There is a standard that brick layers use to figure out how many levels they need to go before tying the bricks together by laying them in different directions. Frank is not a bricklayer so… he has to replicate what they used that worked for 130 years. =)

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  2. J. Staft March 21, 2021 / 10:53

    I read a while back that on exterior walls, masons often would lay the bricks in various patterns such as Flemish Bond, English Bond etc. For some time, I tried to identify the name of the brick pattern on various buildings. Rather nerdish! English bond is much stronger. Then I realized…. nobody cares! ( with the exception of masons). On interior walls I’m guessing they just did what was necessary to build the most sturdy walls regardless of pattern. Just an opinion for what it’s worth. Good luck! I’m sure like all the rest of your Mooreland projects, you’ll figure it out.

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    • moorelandhouse March 21, 2021 / 10:59

      Exactly! We are just going to redo it like they had it. It would still be in great shape if the roof hadn’t sagged and put weight on the wall in the wrong way. Of course… since you follow the blog, you know that we have already completed it. =)


      • J. Staft March 21, 2021 / 13:36

        Of course you have! You caught me sleeping on that one. 🙂

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  3. Elizabeth M Vanarsdall March 21, 2021 / 20:44

    Thank you I love seeing your cute cats!

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