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Old 01-28-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
 
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I need a good link or reference on how to build brick steps leading downward to a patio; width about six feet. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Welcome to CT, you will get a lot more respect if you introduce yourself and ask a little more specific questions. What I do for brick steps may not work for you.

There is a function called thread search, you may be familiar with it. Try typing in brick step and you should be able to find what you need.
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To build brick steps...
1. First determine how many brick are needed. In this case you need enough to go 6 feet wide. Determine the number of brick in a running foot and multiply by 6. If there's 3 to a foot that would be 6x3=18. If there's 4 to a foot you need 4x6=24. You would need either 18 or 24 brick. If you went 2 brick deep on the step you would need 18x2 or 24x2. In that case 36 brick would be needed or 48 would be needed. If you went 3 brick deep on the step you would need 18x3 which would be 54 or you would need 24x3 resulting in 72 brick being needed. You may only decide to go 1.5 brick deep.18x1.5=27 or 24x1.5= 36 resulting in a savings of 9 brick as compared to going 2 brick deep or 12 brick if going 4 brick to a foot. Here's where it gets good. By going 1.5 brick deep you'd be saving 27 brick or even 36 brick when compared to going 3 deep. Next determine how many steps you want. If you have a thousand steps it's going to take a lot more brick than if you have only 1 step. Oops... dinners waiting. I'll give you all the rest of the secrets later.
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To build brick steps...
1. First determine how many brick are needed. In this case you need enough to go 6 feet wide. Determine the number of brick in a running foot and multiply by 6. If there's 3 to a foot that would be 6x3=18. If there's 4 to a foot you need 4x6=24. You would need either 18 or 24 brick. If you went 2 brick deep on the step you would need 18x2 or 24x2. In that case 36 brick would be needed or 48 would be needed. If you went 3 brick deep on the step you would need 18x3 which would be 54 or you would need 24x3 resulting in 72 brick being needed. You may only decide to go 1.5 brick deep.18x1.5=27 or 24x1.5= 36 resulting in a savings of 9 brick as compared to going 2 brick deep or 12 brick if going 4 brick to a foot. Here's where it gets good. By going 1.5 brick deep you'd be saving 27 brick or even 36 brick when compared to going 3 deep. Next determine how many steps you want. If you have a thousand steps it's going to take a lot more brick than if you have only 1 step. Oops... dinners waiting. I'll give you all the rest of the secrets later.



Geez....I'm surprised you didn't give him the secret stair mortar formulas while you were at it......
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Pay no attention to these guys.
To build brick steps...
1. First determine how many brick are needed. In this case you need enough to go 6 feet wide. Determine the number of brick in a running foot and multiply by 6. If there's 3 to a foot that would be 6x3=18. If there's 4 to a foot you need 4x6=24. You would need either 18 or 24 brick. If you went 2 brick deep on the step you would need 18x2 or 24x2. In that case 36 brick would be needed or 48 would be needed. If you went 3 brick deep on the step you would need 18x3 which would be 54 or you would need 24x3 resulting in 72 brick being needed. You may only decide to go 1.5 brick deep.18x1.5=27 or 24x1.5= 36 resulting in a savings of 9 brick as compared to going 2 brick deep or 12 brick if going 4 brick to a foot. Here's where it gets good. By going 1.5 brick deep you'd be saving 27 brick or even 36 brick when compared to going 3 deep. Next determine how many steps you want. If you have a thousand steps it's going to take a lot more brick than if you have only 1 step. Oops... dinners waiting. I'll give you all the rest of the secrets later.
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