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Masonry Terms

Specific terms are used to describe the units and mortar various positions of masonry

Figure 7-53.-Various positions of wall masonry units and mortar joints.

joints in a wall (fig. 7-53). These are as follows:

Course. One of the continuous horizontal layers (or rows) of masonry that, bonded together, form the masonry structure.

Wythe. A continuous single vertical wall of b r i ck

Stretcher. A masonry unit laid flat with its longest dimension parallel to the face of the wall.

Bull-Stretcher. A rowlock brick laid with its longest dimension parallel to the face of the wall.

Bull-Header. A rowlock brick laid with its longest dimension perpendicular to the face of the wall.

Header. A masonry unit laid flat with its longest dimension perpendicular to the face of the wall. It is generally used to tie two wythes of masonry together.

Rowlock. A brick laid on its edge (face). Soldier. A brick laid on its end so that its longest dimension is parallel to the vertical axis of the face of the wall.



   


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