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BLOCK
3 Bags Mortar per 100 Block (35 Block per Bag) 1000 lb. Sand per 100 Block
1.125 Block per sq. ft. of Wall Area 75% of Wall Length give Block per Course Number of Courses = 1.5 X Height of wall Glass Block 25-8×8’s per Bag Mortar Brick weight (average) 3.56lbs. std size
4.35lbs. oversized

BRICK
Approx. 7 Bag of Mortar per 1000 Brick Approx. 1 Ton Sand per 1000 Brick Figure 7 Brick per Sq. Ft. (Allows for Waste)
4.625 Courses Brick per foot of Wall Height 5 Brick per Sq.Ft. for Pavers, Hearths

CEMENT PLASTER
1/4” Thick (100sq.ft.) 220 lb. Sand & .8 Bag Mortar 3/8” Thick (100sq.ft.) 330 lb. Sand & 1.2 Bag Mortar 1/2” Thick (100sq.ft.) 440 lb. Sand & 1.6 Bag Mortar

CONCRETE
For 3000 psi:3-2-1 Mix–1 Ton Gravel, 1⁄2 Ton Sand, 6 Bags Cement, 1-Portland, 2-Sand, 3-Parts Gravel

FIRE CLAY
1 Part Fire Clay to 1 Part Cement

MORTAR
Mix 1 Part Mortar to 2-1/2 Parts Sand

PLASTIC PIPE
Approx. 100lbs Gravel per Running foot of Pipe

SAND/GRAVEL
Gravel: 1.35 tons or 2700 lbs per cubic yard Sand: 1.08 tons or 2160 lbs per cubic yard

SUREWALL
50lb. bag covers approx. 25 Block Both Sides 1/8” Thick
TAMOSEAL
50lb. bag aprrox. covers 200 sq.ft.

WALLTIES
1 per every 10 Brick (100 Wall Ties per 1000 Brick)

ZONOLITE
4 Cu.Ft. Bag Fills Approx. 9-12” Block or 16-8” Block 12” Block yields 11.5 R-value 8” Block yields 7.14 r-value