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You remove the old brick and rebuild the bottom of the mortise. If it was me, I would get a tile saw and cut a single rock that would exactly fit. Why use crappy brick, when you can use a rock that will last for a million years? If you cut the rock so that it exactly fits (and I mean EXACTLY to a hundredth of inch). Then you hammer the rock in tight and you ...


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Here's what I did (probably a little over-engineered but it worked well) Filled current holes and the surrounding mess Got 135mm long, 7mm screws with wall plugs, and drilled 10mm holes for them Located the holes 50mm above the current holes, 50mm being approximately half a course of bricks Whilst drilling I think the problem might have been that I'd ...


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One trick is to undersize the holes required for the rawl plugs you use. E.g. if a 6mm bit is specified for the plugs, use a 4mm bit to drill the hole. I've used this trick to work with older/crumbly plaster walls many times (both on brick and with wood lathe). Note this is really just a workaround - RedGrittyBrick has the answer for a permanent fix to ...


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Bricks will easily withstand the weight of the TV. What you may need to worry about is the floor withstanding the weight of 2 feet of bricks under the TV. Since you don't mention the size of the base, it's difficult to know exactly how much weight we are talking about, but a 2 foot stack of bricks is a considerable load. Brick weighs roughly 120 lbs per ...


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You could get rid of the mortar debris using a chisel or a good flat-bed screwdriver and a hammer. Just put the point of your chisel on the debris and hit on top of the chisel with your hammer (be careful of your chisel holding hand). Note: you should put your brick on a hard surface or else you'd break your brick as well! After being all done with the ...


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When the use of a proper foundation is avoided, the earth under the house WILL settle. It will settle unevenly, causing structural damage. The solution is to do extensive construction to build a support system for the weight of the house. Building without foundation is illegal by the International Builders Code. SECTION R403 FOOTINGS R403.1 General. All ...


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Get a reputable professional structural engineer in there ASAP -- it looks like the wall is severely cracked and would fail at that point when subject to shear loads. I'm sure that the eyeballs of said engineer will tell a story when he sees a wall that's cracked that badly. Also, WHO THE HELL BUILDS WALLS ATOP LOOSE EARTH?



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