ah, we asked today if we could scavange
bricks from the house that has just had
two old fireplaces replaced after the
tornado damaged them. a large roll on
container is sitting there with piles in
it. so far we think we'll be able to
do it. will be a lot of work to move them
but well worth it as we are always short
of bricks/rocks and also any fill i can
get by using the old mortar will be just
fine too. i have places that can use
critter digging deterrents like that...
not that i have time for doing this
kind of work right now or that my hand
is healed completely, but when things
come along like this gotta take advantage
i tried to talk Ma into seeing if we
could get the roll on container just moved
down here instead of having to do all that
work, but she won't... silly... oh well...
Salvage is good - but be careful of the dust !
In the 1960's asbestos was added to things like
plaster, mortar, window caulk, as well as the usual
places like ductwork, pipe insulation, etc
i know at least one of the chimneys was
over 100yrs old. the bricks are wonderful
compared to some others we've hauled in.
they've been rinsed by a heavy rain or
two already. soot/creosote on some of them
might be a concern if it was for garden
applications, but these are not being
used in close contact with garden soils
yet (and likely won't ever be, but even if
they are it will be after several years of
Not talking soot/creosote. The danger inherent with asbestos doesn't
age/weather away... be very cautious of the mortar from old used
not much dust or breathing of such,
and it was not likely added back in
those days. we're not near any normal
sources of such asbestos.
today we finished the last load we
wanted, to get more out of the container
would have been great, but it would have
involved digging a lot of other stuff
out of the way.
about a ton and a half of nearly free
materials are nice to come by. some
will be used in eventual covering up
the space that the groundhogs, rabbits,
etc like to use as easy hiding and
nesting/den sites. when i can get to
it i'll gradually fill it in. better
to prevent critter troubles if i can.
saved the person some money too as
they would have had to pay for extra
weight in the container.
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