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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How much does a brick weigh?

: standard brick weight

Why: A ton of bricks weighs the same as a ton of feathers.

Answer: There is no standard weight! A brick's weight and shape is designed to accommodate what a bricklayer can easily and repeatedly lift with one hand - 12 lbs at most, though most bricks are 5-6 lbs or maybe 9 lbs. Within the weight limit, depth is also limited by the properties of the clay.

The More You Know: Bricks are usually sold in “cubes” of 500 bricks. One cube weighs about a ton.

1 comment:

Damon Talbert said...

Loading bricks right now for a small house I am building. So not to overload the trailer I put several on a kitchen scale. One was about 3 1/4 and the smaller one oddly enough was almost 3 1/2 lbs. My 500 bricks will be about 1750 lbs total.

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