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local prices can get down to about 60 for a half ounce (!) i'd say 400 for top shelf, and a head ripper as noted
 

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Speaking of bricks, here are 2,837 of them.

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You going to sell them or save them for another project. Used brick houses were pretty popular in the south at one time . I assume they still are. My cousin was building a house and hired a crew of free lance bricklayers. He came to the job one day and caught them putting together a Coca Cola sign jigsaw puzzle style. He wasn't happy about it
 

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Which is?
Concrete slab graded towards the house. Which explains the moisture issues in the crawl space.

They just added the bricks on top of the slab, so there are some places where the bricks were above the inside floor.
You going to sell them or save them for another project. Used brick houses were pretty popular in the south at one time . I assume they still are. My cousin was building a house and hired a crew of free lance bricklayers. He came to the job one day and caught them putting together a Coca Cola sign jigsaw puzzle style. He wasn't happy about it
Not sure yet. But I’m pretty sure they’re not good for building since they’re totally solid and don’t have the holes for grouting.
 

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Concrete slab graded towards the house. Which explains the moisture issues in the crawl space.

They just added the bricks on top of the slab, so there are some places where the bricks were above the inside floor.

Not sure yet. But I’m pretty sure they’re not good for building since they’re totally solid and don’t have the holes for grouting.
Nice.

Not on bricks, the solid bricks are very use ful for certain applications. My brick fireplace surround is completely made of those.

Plus, with 2800 of them, you could do a pretty fair sized house .
 

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Be careful how you re-use that brick, @Van Veen:
This is a true story regarding salvaged building materials. Sadly I do not recall the specific details just now.

A large building from the early 1900's (think Grand Central Station, NYC, etc scale) was being demolished some years ago.
Among the very valuable materials being saved was a lot of beautiful marble.
A high-end hotel/restaurant had recently hired a firm to re-design the kitchens, restaurant, lobby, etc.
Said architect/designer got a "whiff" (unsuspecting, but just hold on) of this mother lode of ab-fab marble so fortuitously just available on the market, and of course spec'd it asap for the entire project.
The owner was very enthused; the architect/designer extremely pleased; etc.
Several months later, however, as the materials all settled in and the kitchen had been in full daily operation for awhile, staff began to notice a certain strange acridity permeating their newly luxe work-space. Working in such haute environs of course they instantly knew it wasn't the Doenjang or Vieux Boulogne or Surströmming....

It turned out that the re-used marble had, for the entirety of its prior century-plus post-quarry life, proudly clad the bathrooms of the original very public and heavily trafficked building...and that the daily steam and heat from the new kitchen had had a very liberating effect on the extremely abundant odoriferous particles still embedded within all that fine stone.


> A bright side possibility for you:
My cousins in Italy had a similar stock of discarded bricks to yours, and outside their summer house they built an amazing little hillside terrace comprising a brick pizza oven. It is beautiful, very pleasant, the oven is fantastic, and there are never any caustic and disagreeable strani odori di urina nell'aria....
 

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So I have an area at the back of the yard that looks to be a mix of various vines, weeds, and poison ivy. How have others dealt with this in the past? My current thought is layer up, rip it out, then spray Round Up. I just realized this yesterday so likely won't deal with it until the weekend when I have a game plan for it.
 

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So I have an area at the back of the yard that looks to be a mix of various vines, weeds, and poison ivy. How have others dealt with this in the past? My current thought is layer up, rip it out, then spray Round Up. I just realized this yesterday so likely won't deal with it until the weekend when I have a game plan for it.
Pretend I didn't see it and move on with m life.
 

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Pretend I didn't see it and move on with m life.
That would be my preferred approach, too. However, my wife has hawk eyes, our backyard is small, our dogs often run along the back fence line that abuts the woods where the poison ivy originates, and I have a rather rambunctious 5-year-old son.

Ours isn't nearly as bad as his, though. It just starts to go through slats in the wooden privacy fence. I cut it with pruning shears, put it in a bag, and throw it in the trash. Then I wait for it to happen again in a few months.
 

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