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Old Yesterday, 02:39 PM   #16576
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I would probably dig slightly further down. Loose gravel- mortar- bricks.
Agree.

Depending on what is below the larger sections (what type of base is it set on), and how much frost (unlikely) would determine what you need to do.

At very least dig down, and place gravel. You might already find gravel down there.

If you have consistent spacing for 2 bricks, depending on spacing, might be able to get away with polymeric sand and do away with mortar. A different type of work, and cost.

@balder the fireplace surround and front step look GREAT.
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Old Yesterday, 02:39 PM   #16577
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I would probably dig slightly further down. Loose gravel- mortar- bricks.
Agree.

Depending on what is below the larger sections (what type of base is it set on), and how much frost (unlikely) would determine what you need to do.

At very least dig down, and place gravel. You might already find gravel down there.

If you have consistent spacing for 2 bricks, depending on spacing, might be able to get away with polymeric sand and do away with mortar. A different type of work, and cost.

@balder the fireplace surround and front step look GREAT.
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM   #16578
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Thanks!! It was one of the final things needed to wrap up the living room. The steps were mainly for visibility as a slip and fall lawyer must've designed the front steps. My wife's aunt took a full on head shot to the door when she tripped.

I think I'm going to just do what you guys were recommending and go for it. I already have some sacks of mortar and thin brick laying around. It can't be that hard right?
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Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM   #16579
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Fireplace and front entry looks great man!

Yep, just as you're thinking. Dig out that BG, compact the base, and mortar to the concrete.
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The bricks are going in a sidewalk, right? Not a driveway? If so, you could probably get away with the tin bricks, but as others have said I would probably dig out and use full bricks set on compacted sand.
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