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Blasting Sand Sand Blasting: No.1, 2, 3, or 4
(No. 1 for fine jobs; the higher the number, the coarser the sand)

Block 2-1/2 bags mortar per 100 8" block
800 lbs. of sand per 100 block
1.125 blocks per sq. ft. of wall area
75% of length of wall gives number of block per course
Take height of wall (in feet) times 1.5 for number of courses

Brick Approx. 7 bags of mortar per 1000 brick (143 brick per bag)
Approx. 1 ton sand per 1000 brick
Figure brick 7 per sq. ft. of wall area (allows for waste)
1-1/2 brick per running foot on wall
4.625 courses of brick per foot of wall height
5 brick per sq. ft. for paving, hearths (laid flat-solid brick)

Concrete 1 ton gravel, 3/4 ton sand, 6 bags cement

Fireplace Mortar 2 parts fire clay, 3 parts cement

Filling Block Filling block cores with concrete:
12" block: 1.64 cu. yd. per 100 block (approx.)
8" block: .93 cu. yd. per 100 block (approx.)
16" Ivany: 2.7 cu. yds. per 100 block (approx.)
12" Ivany: 2 cu. yds. per 100 block (approx.)
8" Ivany: 1.1 cu. yd. per 100 block (approx.)

Mortar Mix 1 bag mortar and 14 shovels sand

Plastic Pipe Approx. 100 lbs. gravel per running foot of pipe

Sand/Gravel Approx. 3000 lbs. per cu. yd. (no. yds. times 1.5 for tons)
Approx. 110 lbs. per cu. ft. (27 cu. ft. in cu. yd.)

Wall Ties 1 per every 10 brick (100 wall ties per 1000 brick)

Zonolite 4cu. ft. bag fills approx. 9-12" blocks or 16-8" blocks