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What are the characteristics of a good brick ?

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Asked by minticool, 17 Feb '08 06:58 pm
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There are several types of bricks . And I assume you are referring to clay bricks. Factory made and hand made. I am talking of Factory made bricks.These should small enough to be handled conveniently approx size 8x4x2. For buildings factory bricks are recommended. The perforated bricks are lighter and easier to handle, and have thermal properties different from solid bricks. The cut bricks are hardened by drying for between 20 and 40 hours at 50-150 C before being fired. The heat for drying is often waste heat from the kiln.
Answered by gem mina, 17 Feb '08 07:18 pm

 
  
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It should not absorb water.
It should not wither or break when we scratch it with our hand.
Its edges should be even and same, for use with other bricks during construction.
Must be porous enough to grip cement.
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 17 Feb '08 10:30 pm

 
  
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A good brick suitbale for piers and heavy work, should not break under a crushing load of less than 4000 pound per square inch
Answered by Dinesh Babu, 17 Feb '08 07:03 pm

 
  
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Should not melt when kept in water for 3 hours.
Answered by Satyanarayana Tumuluri, 17 Feb '08 07:00 pm

 
  
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With a hammer strike a brick.if it is good brick, it will gives metalic sound.
Answered by Ibrahim Ahmed, 02 Jun '10 07:21 pm

 
  
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