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Skilled bricklayer lays a brick roof

Skilled bricklayer lays a brick roof

(3:21) A mason builds a Catalan vault, a type of curved roof made from plain bricks.

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Guest: (1562 days ago)
that cement must have glue in it
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that cement must have glue in it
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Guest: reed (1562 days ago)
It has to be that loose so that it doesn't dry before it is used and because the bricks are bone dry, they absorb a lot of the water very fast. That is why the mason loads plenty of mortar on to each brick and hold it in position just long enough for the water to soak into the bricks each side and behind. Skilled work by any standard.
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It has to be that loose so that it doesn't dry before it is used and because the bricks are bone dry, they absorb a lot of the water very fast. That is why the mason loads plenty of mortar on to each brick and hold it in position just long enough for the water to soak into the bricks each side and behind. Skilled work by any standard.
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Guest: gruffalo (1562 days ago)
the real skill is getting that first course set at the right angle, notice he judged it by eye plus lots and lots of practice
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the real skill is getting that first course set at the right angle, notice he judged it by eye plus lots and lots of practice
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Filmaddict Filmaddict (1562 days ago)
Wow, that's so impressive! I'm now going to have to research this technique of building a roof, as to me that is quite fascinating. Now that's what I call an artisan! :) I would barely be able to build a straight wall :/
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Wow, that's so impressive! I'm now going to have to research this technique of building a roof, as to me that is quite fascinating. Now that's what I call an artisan! :) I would barely be able to build a straight wall :/
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Guest: Not a Brickie (1561 days ago)
Latest comment: I've done a wee bit of brickie work, but this is amazing. It you go to the Youtube link for this vid, the user has stages 2,3 and 4 on his channel. Beautiful stuff.
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Latest comment: I've done a wee bit of brickie work, but this is amazing. It you go to the Youtube link for this vid, the user has stages 2,3 and 4 on his channel. Beautiful stuff.
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Guest: Bricklayer (1562 days ago)
It would be more impressive if he didn't leave a huge hole in the middle. Fail.
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It would be more impressive if he didn't leave a huge hole in the middle. Fail.
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