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Brick buymanship. A picture summary of the nine most common types of bricks and their suggested uses.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 184

Brightening brick. How to prepare and paint an interior brick surface.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1998 (v.76#3) pg. B20

Brick repair basics. Simple steps to removing and replacing a damaged brick in a wall.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 52

Tips on designing a false brick wall incorporating arches. The wall is used to conceal indirect fluorescent lights.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 12

Bricklayer's guide. An informative look at the evolution of an historic construction material with selection and how-to guidelines.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 34

Tips on replacing a damaged brick or stone on the outside wall of a building.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 62

Point by point brickworks. Repointing a brick home . Includes special pointers on chimney stack repair and repairing damaged brick.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1992 (v.15#11) pg. 37
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 6

How to prepare the surface of bricks for decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1993 (v.20#1) pg. 22

A summary of the major types of cleaning and waterproofing techniques used to restore brick, masonry and stone buildings.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 52

How to preserve the masonry of an older home. How to repoint bricks. Covers matching materials, joint types, joint preparation, mortar preparation, filing and tooling, aging, and cleaning.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 34

Repairing concrete cracks and tuck pointing brickwork.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 36

Tips on patching mortar on brickwork and stone and replacing exterior caulking.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #109 Apr 1969 (v.19#2) pg. 54

Installing imitation brick on walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #134 Mar 1972 (v.22#3) pg. 49

Easy ways to repair concrete and brickwork. Tips on repairing cracks in concrete and tuck pointing brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #144 Apr 1973 (v.23#4) pg. 52

How to use imitation brick for inside jobs. Includes instructions on surface preparation, layout, applying adhesive and applying the bricks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 28

Four half-day home fix-up projects. (1) Tuck-pointing brick, (2) repairing cracked concrete, (3) removing efflorescence from brick and masonry surfaces, and (4) repairing or replacing a broken asbestos shingle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 24

Tip: How to keep brick stairways in good condition.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 60

Tip on repointing mortar joints in brick or stone walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 98

Tips on encasing a wooden post inside a brick veneer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 126

Tips on repairing cracked mortar between bricks and sealing the brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 88

Adding-on to a brick house. How to match up your new brick so that no one will see the difference. How to hire a bricklayer. Hints on brick buying. Calculating the number of brick needed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 36
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 6

Add-on foundations. How to think through the planning and construction. Details for (1) waterproofing existing or new foundations, (2) insulating crawl spaces, (3) flat slab foundations, (4) wood foundations, (5) brick veneer, and (6) adobe brick construction.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 60

Tips on repointing mortar joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 48
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 23

Repairing brick mortar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 40

Tips on removing paint spatters from brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 11

Tips on stripping paint from a brick fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 9

How to remove mortar from brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 10

When brick begins to fail. How to spot failure in brick walls and an explanation of the process that led to the deterioration. How to repair and protect brick walls against failure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 12

Two ways to install brick veneer when the foundation lacks a ledge to start the brick on.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #339 Jun 1993 (v.43#6) pg. 12

Tip on removing dried-on paint drips from softer brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 80

Repairing brick mortar. How to "tuck point" failing joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 54

How to anchor things to concrete block or brick. Advice on choosing a fastener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 26

Cutting a hole in brick veneer using a masonry bit, cold chisel and hammer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 9

Transforming a backyard of compacted clay subsoil into an array of raised beds surrounded by brick. Describes how to make the raised beds and soil for them and for laying a patchwork of bricks.
FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 52

How to repoint brickwork. Covers removing old mortar, mixing new mortar, repointing, and replacing deteriorated bricks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 45
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 4

How to remove paint from brick using a solution of caustic soda (lye) and cornstarch which will not harm the brick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 6

Laying brick arches. How to build a frame and lay up large brick arches.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 4

Tip: How to support an exterior bearing brick wall while enlarging a door opening and installing a new lintel.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 8

Tips on parging a brick wall which has eroded.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 12

Build a simple but effective brick cutter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 14

Tip on removing old plaster from an exterior brick wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 10

How to add new brick veneer to an existing concrete-block house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 10

Building a grout-lock wall (two wythes of brick with a core of concrete reinforced with steel).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 51

Tips on "sealing" brick walls to reduce moisture penetration.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 10

Tip: Use a grout bag to speed up tuck pointing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 10

Bricklaying basics. Tools, materials and techniques for building a brick wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 50

Laying up brick bovedas, a dome built without the aid of formwork.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 74

Matching existing brickwork. How to make new bricks to match existing bricks of unknown origin.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 70

Pros and cons of clay unit bricks versus concrete masonry bricks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 22

How to waterproof brick piers constructed below ground level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 20

Repointing old brick. Determining the correct mortar to use is the key to success when repairing old brick buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 6

Fixing deteriorated mortar between bricks by parging or repointing. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 20

Suggested method for removing paint from brick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 22

Instructions for removing hardened mortar from brick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 20

What you should know about brick bonds and joints.
HANDY ANDY May 1978 (v.2#8) pg. 92

How to point brickwork.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 30

How to close a window opening in a brick wall.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1979 (v.3#10) pg. 87

Points to consider when adding a brick veneer to cover an existing concrete foundation wall.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 10

How to repair brick veneer that has pulled slightly away from a wall without removing and replacing the veneer.
HOME MECHANIX #692 Dec 1985 (v.81) pg. 12

Tip shows how to allow moisture to escape from brick-veneer walls.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 78

Brick repointing. Materials, tools and techniques for creating attractive and sound joints.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 10

Giving interior brick a face lift. Describes cleaning products and techniques and paint removal.
HOME MECHANIX #801 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.91) pg. 18
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 6

Tips on removing old paint drips from brick siding.
HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 17

Masonry repairs. Timely guidelines for repairing asphalt, brick, concrete and stucco.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 56

Tips on installing a brick facing behind a wood-burning stove.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#6) pg. 17

How to build with brick. A general primer for small walls, patios, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #543 Aug 1973 (v.69) pg. 84

What to do (and not to do) with old brick. Tips on cleaning and restoring brick houses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 84

Tips on repairing brick-veneer to eliminate moisture problems.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #669 Feb 1984 (v.80) pg. 8

Tip: Recipe for cleaning fireplace bricks.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #97 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 36

The bare-brick mistake. Cautions against removing plaster off a wall to get down to bare brick.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 2

Tips on how to create new brickwork that is indistinguishable from an old original.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1973 (v.1#3) pg. 9

How to remove paint from brick exterior surfaces using a caustic soda solution.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1974 (v.2#10) pg. 2

The case against removing paint from brick masonry.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1975 (v.3#2) pg. 6

Restoring old brickwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1975 (v.3#3) pg. 1

Stopping seepage through exterior brick walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1975 (v.3#8) pg. 2

Tip: How to remove old mortar from antique bricks without damage to soft bricks.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1979 (v.7#3) pg. 35

Tip: Heavy plastic bag with a hole cut in one corner works to apply mortar when pointing brick.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 46

Two articles on repointing masonry. The first explains why joints fail. The second is a step-by-step guide on how to remove the deteriorated mortar from joints in brick or stone walls, match the old mortar's consistency and texture, and refill the joints.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.15#1) pg. 24, 27
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.15#3) pg. 4

How to prevent water penetration on brick surfaces, especially those that have been sandblasted.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.15#1) pg. 38

How to assess the condition of bricks and mortar.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.15#1) pg. 42

Make a useful tool for cleaning old mortar off exposed brick or taking down high spots in rough plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 18

Tip on using solid-color latex exterior stain to conceal paint drips on brick.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.20#1) pg. 12

Picturesque masonry. Understanding the architecture and upkeep of revival-style brick and stucco houses. Includes a glossary of brick types and mortar binders
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 30, 36

Mastering brick maintenance. Five repair procedures from a professional for repairing brick buildings. Covers documenting, mortar, repointing, replacing brick and resurfacing marred walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 38

Repointing right. Why using modern mortar can damage a historic house. How to analyze the existing mortar and reproduce it.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.25#4) pg. 46

Tips on how to buy and use brick for outdoor projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 218

Repairing old brickwork. Tips on inspection, repointing, and cleaning.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 40

How to clean and repoint crumbling mortar joints in a chimney or other brickwork.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1988 (v.165#3) pg. 125

Tips on tuckpointing mortar joints in brick.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1998 (v.175#9) pg. 106

How to choose the right bricks for paving, planters, etc. Also a look at new-vs-used bricks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1968 (v.193#2) pg. 129

Install your own masonry veneers. How to install both stone and wire-backed brick.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1982 (v.220#6) pg. 92

How to repoint old brick and repair hairline cracks. Includes a recipe for a substitute for old-fashioned lime mortar that won't damage soft brick.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 63

Tip on cleaning brick which has been stained by pigments which have bled off of metal siding.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1988 (v.3#1) pg. 19

Tuckpointing brick to replace lost mortar, restore the soundness of the masonry, and keep out the weather.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 101
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 12

Tip on removing a thin film of mortar mix from bricks.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 16

Tips on removing soot and wax from bricks.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.3#7) pg. 18

An explanation of why the airspace between sheathing and brick in brick veneer construction must not be filled with insulation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 12

Homescaping with bricks. How to build brick walls and planters. How to lay patios, porches, steps and sidewalks of brick or concrete flagstone.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1978 pg. 87

"Homescaping" with bricks. How to build walls, barbecues, patios, planters, sidewalks, etc. from brick.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 86

How to build a two-man brick carrier. Haul up to 36 bricks. Est. cost: $10.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 264

Using silicone masonry sealer to halt brick damage from moisture and to restore the appearance of old brick.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 44

Build a joint-raking tool to create uniform joints in brickwork.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1976 (v.32#1) pg. 22

Patching and sealing spalled brick. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 6