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We just bought a house where an old man lived for 27years. When he built the place, I doubt that he had any idea that the voids in the brick were weeping holes. I would like to fix them, but I'm not sure the best way to do it without hurting the bricks.

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Sounds like a job for the Doctor and his Tardis. –  JohnFx Aug 11 '10 at 22:59
    
If only...(sigh) –  Brandy Scott Aug 12 '10 at 14:03
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Have they been intentionally sealed with something? Or just clogged with trash mortar? Or something else? What exactly is wrong that you're trying to repair? –  Steve Armstrong Aug 12 '10 at 15:42
    
He has actually filled them in with mortar. It's not the same mortar used when the place was built and it looks messy. I would like to break it out so the weep hole are functional again. –  Brandy Scott Aug 12 '10 at 16:36
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Use a Plugging Chisel.

A plugging chisel has a tapered edge for cleaning out hardened mortar. The chisel is held with one hand and struck with a hammer. The direction of the taper in the blade determines if the chisel cuts deep or runs shallow along the joint.

Plugging Chisel

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Thanks!!! That sounds like exactly what I need. –  Brandy Scott Aug 12 '10 at 17:34
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